Lightning predictions expand to Colorado’s 14ers with new app

By Kevin Fixler

Two summers ago, Joel Gratz was with his wife on a sunrise ascent of the ever-popular Summit County 14er Grays Peak.Upon completing the picturesque trek, enjoying some time atop the ninth-highest mountain in the state and deciding to head down between 10 and 11 a.m., the couple settled on a mental diversion. They began counting the number of people still gaining ground toward the summit just as the usual afternoon storms began to form: 289.“I chat with people a little bit,” said Gratz. “Nobody was talking about the clouds building. I’m not going to tell them not to hike, right? …

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