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Minnesota hiker gets struck by lightning on Colorado's Longs Peak, spends a night on the mountain, and can't remember any of itIn case you need a reminder to get off high peaks in Colorado before noon, there's the story of Minnesota hiker Brandon Baker. The divorced father of two summitted Longs Peak by late afternoon on Wednesday when (surprise) clouds rolled in and a ferocious storm began. Baker took shelter underneath a rocky ledge with plans to wait the storm out.
"I would go right back up there tomorrow if my legs didn't feel bad," he said. "It's amazing once you get up there. You just don't understand until you get to the top of a 14,000-foot peak."Tough or stupid? Share your thoughts (and your own lightning close-calls) in the comments section below.