http://www.deseretnews.com/article/...by-tree-limb-severed-by-lightning-strike.html ZION NATIONAL PARK — Two hikers are expected to survive after being hit by a falling tree limb caused by a lightning strike, authorities say. The victims — a male and a female — were on the Emerald Pools Trail on Thursday afternoon at the time of the lightning strike, said Zion National Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus. The strike hit a cottonwood tree, causing a branch about 8 inches in diameter to fall and hit both hikers, according to Baltrus. They were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. Their ages were not known Friday. And you thought the rappel was the dangerous part.