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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.
By John Lehrman
Jun 7, 2013
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Apr 30, 2013
Food, water, hammer gel, food food food, water, water, legs in the air drain out the bad blood, fooooood!
Nice trip report, what a great peak and day in the mountains. Great photos, thanks for sharing.
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.
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