The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Why You Should Try Kayak Fishing In Missoula

Are you considering a trip to Missoula, Montana? Try Kayak fishing as it takes you to amazing waters and sceneries.... more

Which Karambit Knife Skins Can be Considered a Safe Investment?

Karambit knives have a long reputation for being some of the best and most practical knives out there. here are some models to consider:... more

The Best Wakesurf Spots In Missoula

If you’re planning a water adventure in Missoula, here’s a quick list of the best ones:... more

Best Rifle Magazines in 2022

our rifle becomes unreliable when feeding from a poor-quality mag. Read our guide and shop for the best magazines for AR-15 and other platforms. ... more

Protect Yourself From Heat And Sweat With A Lightweight Hunting Outfit

If you want to protect yourself from heat and sweat, lightweight hunting gear is the best bet for you and here's why:... more

Sheep Return to City Open Space, Some Areas Temporarily Closed to Dogs

The City of Missoula’s wooliest employees are back this summer to help with noxious weed control on City Open Space.... more

PBR’s Challenger Series Stomps into Kalispell (PHOTO GALLERY)

It was a historic night of bull riding Friday in the Flathead as Brady Oleson claimed victory at the first PBR Challenger Series event to be held in Montana.... more

6 Interesting Things To Do In Missoula

Missoula is a great place to live and visit. Find out six interesting things to do while in the city. ... more

You Should Try These Exciting Water Adventures at Least Once in Your Life

If you are planning on going for a vacation to a seaside destination or any other place that offers access to freshwater, here are some things to do:... more

Types of Surfboards: Their Usage and Components

Here we discuss some of the most common surfboards and their appropriate usage:... more

Why Consider Caregiver Jobs in Missoula Montana

If you are currently in the health care field (or hope to be) and you want to offer your services in a caring community set within the Northern Rockies, come to Missoula.... more

How Tactical Gear Impacts Your Performance While Hunting

Here are some tips on tactical gear that will improve your hunting success:... more

Main Reasons to Travel to Missoula as a Student

Do you want to visit Missoula and have a good time enjoying your holiday? Here are the main reasons why this city is suitable for any student.... more

5 Tips for Visiting National Parks With Children

Our national parks can feel intimidating when you're watching out for little ones. Here are some useful tips for managing:... more

5 Things to Consider Before Taking Your Dog to the Mountains With You

Make sure you've considered the following five points to ensure your dog's safety while in the mountains with you.... more

Could the Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin Become a Regular Stop-off on the PGA Tour?

It's no secret that The Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin is a breathtaking golf course that maximizes any golf experience.... more

The Dos and Don’ts of Taking Your Dog Camping: What You Need to Know

Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you draw closer to your next adventure with Fido.... more

Aim to Shoot: Tips on How to Easily Improve Your Aim

Shooting can be fun but aiming at targets is the tricky part. Read this article for some key tips to improve your aim easily. ... more

City Sponsors Christmas Ever-Green Tree Recycling Program

The City of Missoula is hosting its annual Christmas Ever-Green tree recycling program, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. Residents may drop off cut Christmas trees at three area parks and at Garden City Compost to be recycl... more

The Seven Best Ski Resorts in Canada in 2021

We are pleased to present to you our list of the top ski resorts to visit this season, promising fun for the whole family!... more

A List Of 6 Fun Things To Do In Your Leisure Time

Here are six things you can do during your leisure time: ... more

5 Ways to Make Your Camper Feel Like Home

With a bit of effort and money, here’s how to make your camper look homier. ... more

Where To Ride A Bike In Missoula?

If you’re someone who enjoys active outdoor recreation, you might want to take your electric bike on a journey to Missoula. Here are some places to check out for your next bike ride:... more

Elk Hunting in Montana: What you need to know?

In 2020, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported 170,000 elk population, and it can be said that Montana is a dreamland for avid elk hunters.... more

How to Holiday at Home in Missoula

Here are some of the things you could try in Missoula, but use our website to do a little searching and you'll be amazed at what you can find.... more

Setting Bad Habits Ablaze: 7 Campfire Cooking Mistakes to Avoid

Next time you want to cook up some camp stove burgers for the family, here are seven campfire cooking mistakes to avoid.... more

Outdoor Activities you Do With Your Pet in Missoula

Tucked away into a peaceful corner of the Rockies, the pet-friendly city of Missoula offers plenty of outdoor activities you can do with your pet. ... more

Things to Do in College Instead of Partying

Check out this list for a few activities you might consider adding to your college schedule.... more

Top 10 Cars That Fit the Montana Outdoors

To go out and enjoy Montana's outdoors, the first thing you need is a vehicle that can take you where you want to go. Here are some ideas:... more

Public Invited to Marshall Mountain Celebration September 12

Missoula Parks and Recreation invites residents to tour the new Marshall Mountain Park on Sunday, September 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.... more

Benefits of Playing Football For Kids

In this article, we look at the top 3 reasons why football is a great sport for kids.... more

7 Effective Ways To Help You Improve Your Golf Skills

Here are 7 effective ways that will help you achieve your goal of improving your golf skills.... more

Dry, Hot Conditions Call For Special Consideration When Living With Wildlife

More than 70 percent of Montana is experiencing severe drought conditions. You can help avoid conflicts with wildlife by following these suggestions:... more

Wildlife Officials, Blackfoot Community Work Together on Fatal Bear Attack Details and Next Steps

Wildlife officials and the local Blackfoot Valley community are working together to wrap up details of the July 6 fatal grizzly bear attack of a camper in Ovando.... more

Best Entertainment Places in Missoula

There's something available for everyone when you visit Missoula! Here are just a few: ... more

Do You Want To Take Up A New Hobby? Climbing Just Might Be The Thing For You

Hiking has many benefits, which makes it worth trying. Here are some of them that will inspire you to try it out.... more

Here’s What You Need to Look For When Buying a Rifle Scope

Here are some things that you need to look for when buying a new rifle scope for your gun.... more

How To Pick The Right Spot To Go On Your Next Camping Adventure

Whether you’re the kind of camper who loves doing group activities or someone who prefers hiking off-trail, here are some tips for picking the right camping spot. ... more

4 Top Fish Finders: How To Make The Most Out Of Your Fishing Trip

There are numerous options for fish finders to choose from. Here's a guide on the best fish finder devices available on the market in 2021. ... more

Must-Visit States in the Western U.S. for Every Type of Traveler

In this article we take a look at four specific Western locations that both tourists and even local Americans must visit at least once.... more

An Exceptional Clothes Guide for Fishing in the Tropics

From hot and humid to sudden wet and cold, the weather in the tropics will test your clothing. Here's what you need to know:... more

Professional Equipment That’ll Greatly Improve Your Hunting Experience

When you go hunting, you will need the necessary equipment. When you prepare thoroughly, it is easy to capture your prey.... more

Be Safe on Montana’s Waters This Summer

Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water.... more

A Beginner’s Guide for Buying a Bike

Choose a good bike that is well-suited to the type of riding you do regularly.... more

Tips for Becoming a Biking Family

These are tips you'll need as a beginner cyclist to help every member of the family get on board with biking.... more

3 Tips For Your First Hunting Trip In Montana

To help you with this and get educated in the necessary areas, here are three tips for your first hunting trip in Montana. ... more

Live Bait Fishing Regulations Vary Across the State

With fishing season in full swing across Montana, anglers need to keep in mind some important regulations pertaining to live bait.... more

Hiking VS Camping – Why Not Both?

Today we’ll talk about the differences and similarities of camping and hiking, as well as the reasons why you can do both in one run.... more

There Are A Million Ways You Can Camp: Check Out The Most Common Ones

Ways to spend time in the wild vary almost as widely as the gear required for the activity. Take your pick from any of the following forms. They’re presented from least to most glamourous. ... more