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

Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyles’

Powerful Places To Go When You Are Feeling Stuck In Life

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5 Ways to Save Water in Missoula in 2020

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6 Holistic Ways to Recover from a Mental Illness

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How to Care Properly for Diabetes Supplies

If you were diagnosed with diabetes recently, you must focus on your body’s needs and follow your diabetes management strategy as carefully as possible.... more

6 Questions To Ask Yourself For A Happier Life

Here are 6 questions to ask yourself so you can start building your life to be what you want it to be!... more

Things You Can Do To Be Healthier This New Year

Here are some easy things you can do to have a fresh start this year.... more

7 Ways a Stay-at-Home Mom Can Lose Weight

Here are 7 easy ways that can help you start losing weight even as a stay at home mom.... more

How to Pick the Right King Size Mattress

Here are several tips on how to choose the best king size mattress for a good night's rest.... more

6 of the Most Fun Lawn Games for All Ages

There is nothing like spending the day out in your backyard and playing some fun games with your family and friends.... more

Original Mattress Factory and The Bed Buying Tips For Families

Here are some helpful tips from the Original Mattress Factory on how to buy a new mattress for families.... more

Why People Are Finding Alternatives to Smoking Cigarettes

Here are some specific reasons why people are finding alternatives to smoking cigarettes:... more

5 Great Tips for Moms with New Babies

Here are 5 great tips to ensure your baby is safe, happy, and healthy.... more

Why Spending Time in Nature Is Good for Your Health

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Top 3 Attitudes to Develop When Overcoming Addiction

To effectively overcome addiction and reduce the chances of relapse, you can adopt the following attitudes in your recovery journey.... more

How to Become a Personal Trainer

Becoming a personal trainer can be a gratifying career. So what does it take to be a personal trainer? ... more

Things You Need To Do During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with a lot of challenges and changes that you must adopt for both your health and that of the baby.... more

Looking After Your Health While Working: A Guide

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Why We Crave Comfort Foods

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How to Deal With Depression

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Vaping Laws in Missoula Montana

As vaping continues to grow in popularity, various states and municipalities are expanding their laws and regulations that govern the entire scene.... more

Missoula in Motion Launches January Clear the Air Challenge

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Building More Muscles with SARMs

SARMs are bodybuilding supplements that aren’t injected like anabolic steroids.... more

Is It Possible To Gain Weight on a Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic diet is famous for being low-carb and its amazing health benefits. But it is possible to gain weight on a Keto diet. ... more

How to Support A Parent Moving Into a Care Home

One of the hardest things in life is watching your parents age. ... more

Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, but Border Rules Still Apply

By MOLLY PRIDDY - No marijuana is allowed in or out of the country through the borders, even if it's legal in the U.S.... more

The Art of Making Good Decisions And the Science Behind It

There is a lot of science behind the decisions we make, but in the end, good decision-making is an art.... more

How to be There for a Friend Confronting Their Alcoholism

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How is Missoula Fighting Back Against Terminal Cancer?

By JOHN DANIELS - Missoula is a county in Montana that has made big strides against cancer in recent years. ... more

More Missoula Residents Are Signing On For Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

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How To Safely Treat Sun Spots And Melasma

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Missoula Agencies Encourage Families to Unplug and Play

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