California Trails

Hiker Survives Lightening Strike Near Squaw Valley

At Tinker Knob near Soda Springs, an Austrian man was struck—and lived to tell about it.

An Austrian man was struck by lightening while hiking from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley on Tuesday, when his companions heard “a large crack and saw a flash of light.” The man was taken to the UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute for treatment.