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Fri., July 19, 2013, 12:32 p.m.

Hikers in 3 national parks felled by lightning

Lightning strikes above the Geysers area of northern Sonoma County, early Thursday, July 4, 2013 near Geyserville Calif. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)
Lightning strikes above the Geysers area of northern Sonoma County, early Thursday, July 4, 2013 near Geyserville Calif. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

HIKING -- Thunder storms throughout the West this week took a heavy toll, setting fires and raising havoc in several ways.  

The strangest detail:   Hikers in three national parks were injured or killed within a 30-hour period.

See the stories about this week's lightning strike victims in:

Read this story about the serious threat lightning poses and precautions hikers and campers can take.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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