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 ‘Halloween’

Student Organizes Haunted House to Benefit Missoula Food Bank

This October, a local student will transform his home and invite the community to enjoy a haunted hallway in hopes of raising awareness about local hunger, and food for Missoula Food Bank.... more

Trick or Treating: How Old is Too Old?

By BOB WIRE- Halloween is upon us. Time to load up on little Butterfingers and remove the bulb from the porch light. Okay, it’s not my favorite holiday. Why? Simple. I’ve outgrown it. ... more

Getting Into Halloween… And Getting It

By BRIAN MARSH - Tonight's the one night where we can all pretend. This Halloween, may we all feel a bit more free to be fully in character while living with character.... more

Honoring Life & Death at the Missoula Festival of the Dead

The Festival of the Dead includes a month of arts workshops, events, and performances, culminating in a traditional Dia de los Muertos processional down Higgins.... more

For Bob Wire, Every Day Is Halloween

By BOB WIRE - I'm not a big costume guy. When you wear a costume every day, Halloween loses its novelty. This was a problem last year when I played at a Halloween party.... more

Get in the Halloween Spirit at the Haunted Dragon Hollow

Looking for a haunted house in Missoula? The haunting of Dragon Hollow continues this Thursday, Oct. 25, through next Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening.... more

The Best Missoula Neighborhood for Trick or Treating Is…

...Grant Creek! Halloween is still alive and well in Missoula, Montana, at least in the Grant Creek neighborhood. Tonight, we enjoyed it for what it is: A celebration of kids being kids, young and old. A cha... more

Looking for a Missoula Pumpkin Patch or Corn Maze?

Get info on corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and more Halloween family fun in Missoula, Montana.... more