This was an unusual outing, the first (and hopefully last) time I got knocked down by lightning. Ouch. Trip Report. I climbed it again in 2006 from the Boy Scout Camp located to the east, a much easier approach.
Nice TR! I laughed while reading because I could see myself doing the exact same thing you did. I thought our near death experiences were supposed to be from falling. Nice pic's of the flowers too. I got knocked down at Helen Lake on Shasta once...
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