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Lightning on the AT

I'm curious to know how thru-hikers, and other long-distance hikers on the
AT, dealt with electrical storms when there wasn't a shelter near. If you
were on a ridge, did you climb downhill and huddle in the woods until the
lightning stopped? Slog onwards? Put up a tent in a sheltered place and
wait it out? Sit on your backpack under a poncho? Get to a shelter before
afternoon t-storms rumble in? I've heard contradictory advice--it's
good/bad to shelter in caves and overhangs, one should/shouldn't sit on a
pile of rocks, tents are okay if not out in the open/bad because aluminum
tent poles attract lightning, etc.