Either that, or we should call wolves "lightning dogs."
Yosemite National Park has a sign posted on Half Dome, its most popular mountain, warning hikers that in inclement weather they should not hike past a certain point, lest they be struck by lightning. Bruce's story begins back in 1985, when he and a group of four other hikers decided to resolutely ignore that prudent sign and hike on up anyway.
This lovely natural lightning rod.
That part is the bald, top half-mile of the mountain, and it gets hit by lightning all the goddamned time. If you look closely, you'll notice that the people in the photo are climbing up a ladder made of steel cables, which in Yosemite (and much of the rest of the world) are known as lightning rods, and incoming rain will make things even worse. Yosemite reports Half Dome getting struck by lightning at least once a month, or "way too f*****g often for you to camp up there."
About midway through Bruce's hike, the weather got s****y. One of the members of the group assured everyone that if things got bad, they could take shelter in a cave at the top of the mountain. Here's that cave: