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#20314 - 12/21/11 10:53 AM Re: Is the Mt. Whitney Shelter usually open [Re: fmeier]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 828
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
The summit of Mt. Whitney is not a campground. The summit ridge is a lightning trap.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-07-16/news/mn-100_1_whitney-portal

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#20325 - 12/21/11 07:26 PM Re: Is the Mt. Whitney Shelter usually open [Re: Bob West]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7559
Loc: Fresno, CA
Thanks for the link to the 1990 article, Bob. I've not seen that article until now. From the others' injuries, it is a wonder more didn't die from the lightning strike.

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#20339 - 12/22/11 05:27 PM Re: Is the Mt. Whitney Shelter usually open [Re: Steve C]
catpappy Offline


Registered: 03/06/10
Posts: 120
Loc: acworth, ga
Just hope you don't have the Roy Sullivan curse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Sullivan

John

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