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 owners’

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

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

Pet Fest to Feature Animal Wonders Presentation with Live Exotic Animals!

The 10th Annual Pet Fest will celebrate International Homeless Animal’s Day at the Adams Center, Saturday, August 22 from 10:00am until 3:00pm.... more

Pet Fest to Feature Davis’ Muttley Crew from America’s Got Talent!

The 9th Annual Pet Fest will celebrate International Homeless Animal’s Day at the Adams Center, Sat., Aug. 16, from 10am-3pm and features Davis' Muttley Crew from America's Got Talent.... more

City Requires Owners to Leash Dogs Near Grazing Sheep on Open Space

The City’s woolliest employees will be back at work this Sunday helping Missoulians rid the North Hills of noxious weeds. Please help protect the herd from off-leash dogs.... more