John Lehrman 
Member since Aug 12, 2011

Owner/ Manager of Backcountry Focus/ Downing Mountain Lodge a backcountry ski lodge destination in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Hamilton, Montana.

John Lehrman 

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Owner/ Manager of Backcountry Focus/ Downing Mountain Lodge a backcountry ski lodge destination in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Hamilton, Montana.

Recent Posts

Boulder Canyon, Bitterroots

This past weekend a big group of five of us began the long slog along the ridgeline to the summit near Boulder Peak.

(Head Out)   Mar 26, 2014

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Skiing Printz Ridge part II

Without a high point jutting above 9,000' and fickle south-facing snow conditions and remote bushwhacks to other ski runs on the north face, Printz Ridge does a good job of shedding traffic, allowing the solitude seeking ski tourer a good mountain trip.

(Head Out)   Mar 26, 2014

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Voile Vector BCs

Doing long canyon tours in the Bitterroots is one of my backcountry ski passions, but the long slog into the canyons and the small hills on the way out have always demanded elevated commitment, fitness and energy.

(Gear Reports)   Mar 14, 2014

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Recent Comments

Re: “100 Miles in the Rattlesnake

Food, water, hammer gel, food food food, water, water, legs in the air drain out the bad blood, fooooood!

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Posted by John Lehrman on 06/21/2012 at 9:23 PM

Re: “St Joseph Peak

Nice trip report, what a great peak and day in the mountains. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Posted by John Lehrman on 06/21/2012 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Wolf hunt prompts boycott of Montana

Boycotting Montana because of the states decision to hold a wolf hunt will inevitably hurt the tourism industry, which, outside of the hunting faction, by and large supports wolf restoration and ecological tourism. It is a short sighted idea , and I would be disappointed if out of state folks chose not to visit my lodge in the mountains of Montana, where a rare wolf encounter is a distinct possibility, based on some boycott. I have only been a friend and advocate of wolf reintroduction. Remember how awfully unfair it feels when you are punished for your neighbors actions. Write letters, call your representative, avoid supporting anti wolf businesses and campaigns, but do not broad brush Montana by boycotting visiting the state; there are many of us that support wolf restoration efforts started fifteen years ago now. By encouraging folks to visit Montana to see the wolf or at least its tracks and demonstrate that they are valuable other than as a trophy for hunting will have longer lasting impact that turning the state over to the "kill the wolf" faction.

Posted by John Lehrman on 09/01/2011 at 11:08 AM

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  • Skiing Printz Ridge part II

    Without a high point jutting above 9,000' and fickle south-facing snow conditions and remote bushwhacks to other ski runs on the north face, Printz Ridge does a good job of shedding traffic, allowing the solitude seeking ski tourer a good mountain trip.
    • Mar 26, 2014
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