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,

Posts Tagged ‘craft beer’

10th Annual Roots Fest Opens Friday, Aug. 28

The MDA will open the 10th annual River City Roots Festival on Friday, Aug. 28 in preparation of Missoula hosting North Dakota State in the home opener for Grizzly Football.... more

23rd Annual Garden City Brewfest Scheduled for Sat. May 2, in Caras Park

The 23rd annual Garden City BrewFest will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Caras Park from noon to 8 pm and is the grand finale of the 4th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week.... more

Hops Ranch Soon to Provide Fresh Beer to the Flathead

By TRISTAN SCOTT - What began as a 1-acre research project, sponsored by the Montana Department of Agriculture and two local breweries – has entered its second season and is now producing hops.... more

21st Annual Garden City BrewFest to Showcase Over 65 Beers

The MDA hosts the 21st Annual Garden City BrewFest on Saturday, May 4 from 12-8pm in Caras Park. Sample over 65 beers and 12 wines. ... more