What to do when lightning strikes: Hikers have close call with dangerous lightning on Colorado 14er
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The rule of thumb when hiking Colorado’s mountains is to be off the summit by noon, when lightning storms can typically roll in. Saturday morning, hikers following that rule on Mt. Evans and Mt. Princeton were forced to run down the mountain to safety when thunderstorms rolled in around 11 a.m.