About five weeks ago, I was camped at Molas Lake in southwestern Colorado, elevation 10,600', and a pretty good storm rolled through around 5 AM. Since I had picked my camp site to allow for just such a possibility, I really wasn't too concerned about getting hit by lightning while in my tent (okay, maybe a little).
However, being up in the very clouds where all this was happening, the lightning and thunder was SO much more intense than at lower elevations it was almost surreal. It was like Mother Nature was giving a not-so-subtle reminder that she will kill you if you fail to respect her power.
So I've been doing more reading about how to be as safe as possible from lightning strikes while in the backcountry and realized I didn't know as much about it as I thought. Anyway, ran across this NOLS article on that subject and thought I'd post the link here for others who might be interested in brushing up.