Comments sought on Lolo National Forest Roads
Join MBA in welcoming adventurer and filmmaker
Luc Mehl on December 17
at the Trailhead in downtown Missoula
Luc will be talking about his human-powered traverses across the three highest peaks in North America. Luc and friends have completed over 20 wilderness traverses longer than 100 miles within the past 6 years, most notably a completely self-supported 30-day, 370-miles traverse from Yakutat to McCarthy, Alaska, over Mt. Logan (19,551 ft.). The team uses a combination of ultralight travel techniques and multisport equipment, from ice skates to packrafts, to power through remote swathes of wilderness.
Montana Backcountry Alliance was formed in 2005 to build an organized community advocating for traditional, human-powered winter recreation. We have commented as a group and individually on forest service management plans, held ski movie premiers, and helped conduct citizen monitoring projects. We intend to build on our success and further strengthen the traditional winter recreation community by advocating for specific non-motorized areas with reasonable access for human-powered recreationists. The motorized lobby is powerful, organized, and well-funded. But we are motivated and dedicated to establishing a strong voice in this important debate. We are also hopelessly addicted to skiing and riding, and will be busy enjoying the wonderful opportunities Montana offers in the winter. Get out and enjoy them too!