camping high

johnnylaw

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i have read through the thread about lightning and was wondering what is more popular with you guys. do you prefer to camp high and drop elevation if a storm arises or is it a safer bet to camp lower and hike up to your glassing location?
i am thinking the latter would be the better choice in the event of a storm at night.
i appreciate any thoughts or advice you can shed on this concern.
thanks
john
 

2rocky

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Usually the water is aways down from the highest point and the ground tends to bench a little. I seem to like to be on the main ridge but near a saddle, and out of the wind. A hanging valley with a spring, tree cover around the edge is about as good as it gets.
 
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