As someone who hasn't spent much time in Colorado in the summer, the lightning danger advisories seem a bit mysterious.
I'm planning a CT hike this August and was just poring over the TI maps of the San Juan mtns and was wondering if getting below treeline is safe enough during those famous afternoon storms. And is there no way to be safe above treeline?
For example, I was looking at the CT trail between San Luis Peak and Snow Mesa and it seems almost entirely above treeline but there are a few points where one can quickly get below treeline by leaving the trail. Is this what the experienced ones here would advice? Or can you find sheltered locations (like a low lying area between higher places..) above treeline?
Sorry for the vague question but it's hard to know what to expect when you are from flatland.