I have experienced a few fairly close strikes (once on horseback - took me 100 yards to stop that cayuse, but I thanked her when it was over.). I have also been effectively trapped above timberline in the Rockies which offered little in the way of safe shelter. Experiencing a thunderstorm in such locations will get your sole & undivided attention during and leave you wet but grateful afterwards. If I'm fishing, I vamoose at the first thunderclap. The Weatherbug app has a feature that displays the closest lightning strike in relation to the users's location, which has come in handy on occasion.