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(Some Guy)   Four hikers in the Grand Canyon were struck by lightning. Grand Canyon trifecta in play   (kold.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Arizona, Lightning, Grand Canyon National Park, National Park Service, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, lightning strike, Lightning strike  
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2021-07-21 11:43:21 PM  
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2021-07-21 11:43:42 PM  
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2021-07-21 11:44:05 PM  
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2021-07-21 11:44:32 PM  
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2021-07-21 11:45:00 PM  
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2021-07-22 1:08:07 AM  
*squints*

"Bright Angel trail head."
 
2021-07-22 1:12:17 AM  
"Fark these four hikers in particular."
 
2021-07-22 1:14:09 AM  
Well, the flood that killed one and injured five members on a rafting trip last week could be a part of the trifecta.  Been a hell of a summer for GC emergency services.
 
2021-07-22 1:18:16 AM  
Watt?
 
2021-07-22 1:19:45 AM  
Oh come on Thor, you gotta go for the pentafecta. This is your year!
 
2021-07-22 1:20:08 AM  
God is really that odd looking Wut? Meme lady replacing that nerd "lightning bolt!" guy.
 
2021-07-22 1:27:47 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: "Fark these four hikers in particular."


Came in for this.
 
2021-07-22 1:31:43 AM  
Even god finds people who hike for fun obnoxious!

/Your fat ass wants more steak
 
2021-07-22 1:33:10 AM  

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Ithaca is gorges.
 
2021-07-22 1:56:51 AM  
maybe i'm not pikes peak but i wasn't expecting the grand canyon
 
2021-07-22 1:58:25 AM  
I wonder what they did to anger the Lord God.  He's all about punishing sinners.  Which you would expect from an omnipotent being.
Revenge is serious business.
 
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2021-07-22 2:00:52 AM  

sinko swimo: maybe i'm not pikes peak but i wasn't expecting the grand canyon


I know!  You'd think someone on Bald Knob or the like would catch the cloud touch, but nope.
 
2021-07-22 2:55:35 AM  
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2021-07-22 3:07:25 AM  
I was struck by how grand it was, not only as in how big it was, but how amazing it was.  Pictures don't do it justice.  You really have to go.

I didn't see any lightning, but I was stricken by seeing some small patches of snow here and there. I've only been there in winter.
 
2021-07-22 3:09:04 AM  
Lightning splash injuries?
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-07-22 3:11:46 AM  

My Sober Alt: I didn't see any lightning, but I was stricken by seeing some small patches of snow here and there. I've only been there in winte


I went in spring and saw some of it in the late afternoon and evening.  The next few days were whiteout conditions.  I was a kid and had never seen such weather, but it put a damper on things somewhat.  I did get to see Star Wars for the first time on the TV, that was cool.
 
2021-07-22 3:20:20 AM  
Oh when are they gonna fill that in?
 
2021-07-22 3:36:22 AM  
Driving to Monument Valley with my whole family, we were looking forward to seeing the Grand Canyon. I told my kids  that every year, about 20 people fall into the Grand Canyon and die, and that about half of them seem to be Germans. Every year.

The kids were fascinated.

"Why Germans? You mean only Germans?"

"No. Not only Germans, but it always seems that a lot of them are Germans. By the way, kids, do you want to learn some German words? Like greetings and stuff?"

A couple of minutes later, a van passed. It was about 7 or 8 am. The van had the side door fully opened and was going probably 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. Some people were standing inside, taking pictures out the open door. The van held probably 8 people.

When we got to the visitors' center, there was the van. We went up to the museum and overlook area, and there were the van people. I told the kids to go up and take some pictures.

Their new German language skills came in handy.
 
2021-07-22 5:07:14 AM  
If only there was some big ditch nearby that they could lie in for protection.
 
2021-07-22 5:48:11 AM  

wireguy: Lightning splash injuries?


Yeah, Call Lightning has a 5ft radius effect.  Come on, fellow nerd, why U no D&D?!
 
2021-07-22 7:06:01 AM  

Coach McGirk: Oh when are they gonna fill that in?


You know, that's not a bad idea...

We could just bulldoze all the trash in it, one section at a time. Put a casino on top, maybe a park. Recover the methane for heat to generate enough electricity for the northern hemisphere.

Nobody's doing anything with it anyway. Just a ditch.
 
2021-07-22 7:10:34 AM  
"...life-saving interventions were performed on the woman, and she regained a pulse, before being taken to a hospital in Flagstaff."


Wow! The woman was dead for a time.
I suppose when asked what being dead was like, she will describe seeing a bright light.
 
2021-07-22 7:43:16 AM  

wireguy: Lightning splash injuries?


Unfortunately, the saving throw against lightning damage while hiking has an INT modifier...
 
2021-07-22 9:54:16 AM  

My Sober Alt: I was struck by how grand it was, not only as in how big it was, but how amazing it was.  Pictures don't do it justice.  You really have to go.

I didn't see any lightning, but I was stricken by seeing some small patches of snow here and there. I've only been there in winter.


Yes. There's something otherworldly about its scale and lack of any frame of reference.
 
2021-07-22 10:35:55 AM  
Middle Buffalo?
 
2021-07-22 10:45:19 AM  
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2021-07-22 10:59:33 AM  
Biggest rain storm I've ever driven through was leaving the Grand Canyon. Hot summer day. Cloudless sky. 20 minutes later, it was dark as night and our group had to pull over because we couldn't see the road through the rain. 15 minutes after that, it was clear skies and sunny again. From Michigan, sudden weather changes are a part of life. But the severity of the storm was breathtaking.
 
2021-07-22 12:33:16 PM  

My Sober Alt: I was struck by how grand it was, not only as in how big it was, but how amazing it was.  Pictures don't do it justice.  You really have to go.

I didn't see any lightning, but I was stricken by seeing some small patches of snow here and there. I've only been there in winter.


The Grand Canyon will always hold a special place in my heart, it's where we went when we eloped. It really is amazing to see in person, going to the first point and looking down will make you feel mighty small. That first look sort of renders you speechless for a minute or two. The first thing my soon-to-be husband said when he regained his voice was, "That's a hell of a sinkhole!" :P
 
2021-07-22 12:37:20 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Even god finds people who hike for fun obnoxious!

/Your fat ass wants more steak


There's steak at the bottom. Seriously.
 
2021-07-22 2:03:17 PM  

azpenguin: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Even god finds people who hike for fun obnoxious!
/Your fat ass wants more steak
There's steak at the bottom. Seriously.


Now that is obnoxious. Why not lobsters? They could keep them right there in the creek.
 
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