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,

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14th Annual Can the Bobcats Food Drive

Help the Griz Can the Cats at the Griz basketball game this Friday, Nov 22 when the Griz host San Francisco. Bring six (6) items of canned food and receive one general admission ticket for free!... more