buzzing on snake dike

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the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
May 12, 2008 - 06:23pm PT
Orion

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
May 12, 2008 - 08:22pm PT
That's a pretty sweet picture, thanks for adding it.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 02:56am PT
that photo is awesome and amazing for a few reasons. one of which is that it looks like the strike is happening not at the top, or at the cables. its striking near the very spot we were hanging out for 45 minutes a few hundred feet above the top of snake dike trying to decide to go down or not... next time ill go faster!!!!
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
May 13, 2008 - 12:38pm PT
Sorry I couldn't resist... the photos a fake.

I found it on google Earth, some amazing shots around Yosemite.

Here's another photoshop version
However I just read a story about a lightning strike in British Columbia Magazine about Bugaboo Spire in the 1950s or so. Chris you did the right thing getting out of there. Same thing was happening to them, energy all around. Then BAM!. Two dead. Epic retreat etc. The energy travels along the surface of the rock not into the mountain.
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