On day 113 of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike I encountered a thunderstorm in the middle of the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon.
Stuck hiding beneath a tree, begging for the mercy of the almighty Zeus, I did the only rational thing I could think of: I filmed my last will and testament. Feeling completely helpless as hail pelted the ground around me, I sat and listening to the deafening thunderclaps while lightning struck all around me.
For anyone wondering what my scariest moment on the PCT was, this is it.
And yes, I know you are supposed to avoid trees when outdoors in a storm. However, you are also supposed to avoid large open spaces – I chose the lesser of two evils.