I was in the San Bernardino National Forest . Its a lot further south. I'm not scared of lightning storms at all actually I think they're very neat and find them fascinating to see that much power coming down from the sky. Besides one of the nicest bucks I've ever shot at was in the middle of a lightning storm.
I know generally where the forest is, my reserve unit is down that way.
I agree about lightning storms, they're beautiful and awesome. Just making sure I'm making myself as small of a target as possible.
Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
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