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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
We waited under some boulders while other hikers passed us, some even laughing at us ( I'm not sure). Well, that night we heard on the news that a hiker was struck and killed by lightning on another part of the mountain.
I suppose I don't worry about rare events that I have no control over.

I did hear a story of a former neighbor getting killed by lightening. Apparently he and his wife took shelter under a tree during a storm. The tree was struck, and he was killed, but his wife survived.

Since hearing about the accident, I've wondered if they would have been better off to be under separate trees, so if one is struck, the other person would at least be able to render first aid.

I hate sitting in the rain, but they might also have been better off to be in an open field rather than under the tree.
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