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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    PLEASE! Do not shelter from thunderstorms under rock ledges. It is a very dangerous practice. See The Complete Walker (Later editions) for details.
    Ditto...
    While I never understood it... I long ago learned that electrical charges like to accumulate at pointy spots... So if you take shelter under a rock ledge, the ledge creates a "pointy spot" where electrical charges will collect and that spot is MORE likely to be struck by lightning relative to the rest of the ground around it.

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    best thing is to get naked and curse at the sky while shaking your fist

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    What? You can't do that! It's not Naked Hiking Day. LOL.

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    every major storm is suitable for described activities - but make it quick in winter

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