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 ‘Pet Friendly’

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

How To Ensure That Your Bird Is Getting Enough Nutrients

The process of feeding your pets is not simple and demands consistent effort to ensure you are providing the best care to your little friend.... more

Spring is Here and So Are the Fleas

If you know how to recognize the signs of fleas, and if you make sure to take the necessary preventative measures this spring, then it shouldn’t be too big of a problem. ... more

4 Basic Dog Training Tips: Positive Reinforcement, CBD Oil & Treats

Positive reinforcement is a simple way of training. All you have to do is reward your pet when he or she does something good, and ignore your pet when they do something wrong.... more

Essential Things That Every Cat And Dog Owner Should Have

Some of these items will simplify your life as a pet owner by facilitating activities like walking your pet, monitoring their wellbeing, and keeping track of their whereabouts.... more

Everything You Need To Know To Be Prepared If A Dog Bites You

There are some preventive measures that you should take and some proactive measures to lessen the injury if a dog bite occurs.... more

How to Avoid Your Pet’s Common Health Issues

Animals are like our children as they are our pets. But just like children sometimes need to go to the doctor, animals can also require some medical attention.... more

How to Easily Inform Yourself About Your Cat’s Needs

You need to understand how a cat behaves when a new cat is introduced to the family. Please read this guide to educate yourself on your cat's behavior. ... more

Things You Need When Planning a Road Trip With Your Dog

If you are hitting the road with your dog, here are a few things you should carry to ensure their comfort and safety. ... more

Essential Things Every Cat Owner Should Own

Whether you have just adopted your first cat or you are going to be adopting more, there are a few cat supplies that no one should be without.... more

Reasons Why You Might Want to DNA Test Your Dog

From finding out your dog’s breed to identifying potential health issues, a DNA test can give you a lot of valuable information.... more

How to Take Care of Your Pet Snake: The Basics

Caring for your pet snake is a fun and fulfilling adventure that will give you pleasure in taming one.... more

How to Help Your Malnourished Feline Become Healthier?

If your playful kitty suddenly becomes all skin and bones and you notice that their energy levels have started to drop, then your feline friend may be malnourished.... more

4 Compelling Reasons to Get a Lizard as Your First Pet

Lizards can make wonderful pets, it just depends on the species of lizard and the living situation. ... more

Supplements You Should Include in Your Pet’s Diet

A balanced diet is always the foundation for good health, and this is true for both humans and animals.... more

How to Be a Better Person to Your Dog

The more you understand your dog’s character and behavior, the more you’ll be able to have the best friend you can ever ask for, literally.... more

How to Deal With Your Pet’s Separation Anxiety

Pets have always been a part of our lives ever since cats and dogs were domesticated thousands of years ago in order to help with vermin control and hunting.... more

Should I DNA My Dog?

Choosing to DNA your dog can reveal lots of interesting data that may help you to be a better owner.... more

Here’s What Everyone Should Know Before Getting an ESA

There are numerous other benefits of having pets, but none beats the emotional connection that a pet and his owner create over the years as they stay together.... more

Pet Nutrition: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Food

Owning a dog can improve the quality of your life, can decrease your blood pressure, your cholesterol levels, and your feelings of loneliness.... more

CBD Dog Foods and its Regulations

Here are some regulations on CBD dog foods.... more

6 Ways to Make Your New Cat Feel at Home

Here are 6 helpful ways to make sure that your new cat feels comfortable with you at home.... more

Did You Know That There Are More Options Than Just Insurance Pet Care Solutions?

When it comes to pet care, we automatically think about pet insurance plans. But several other approaches can help you tend for your furry friend’s needs.... more

Sustainable Pet-friendly Living

It’s possible to lead a sustainable life together with your furry friends if you know how to go about it.... more

Top 10 Hikes Around Missoula

By JEFF JONES - An insider's perspective of the top 10 hikes in and around Missoula, Montana.... more

ATTENTION Missoula Dogs: Bark for Life Event Oct 3, at Silver Park

By PAM VOTH - Missoula Dogs, grab your leash and your human and let’s have some fun at the Bark for Life event on Oct 3 at Silver Park!... more

Missoula Parks & Recreation Presents: Run for the Trees and Doggie Dash

F.Y.I. - Missoula Parks and Rec presents Run for the Trees 5k/1 mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday April 13th and the Doggie Dash 5k/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk & Doggie Expo on May 5th. ... more

Sit Happens Training and Footloose Montana Present Trap Release Workshop

By PAM VOTH - Important Trap Release workshop presented at SIT Happens by Footloose Montana, March 23 from 1-3pm. Learn important and life-saving techniques and hands on practice for releasing a pet from a tra... more