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 ‘Things to do in Missoula’

Interested In Learning How To Play Golf? Here’s What You Need To Know

Taking up golf can be intimidating. The following tips can help you gain more confidence and improve your playing style.... more

Missoula In Search Of Solutions As The Housing Market Tightens And Prices Soar

Buying your dream home in Missoula can be tricky. Nonetheless, there are a few ideas local officials can implement to solve the housing problem.... more

Making The Most Of The Vegan Scene In Missoula

Whether you're a born and bred Missoulian or you've just moved to the area, how can you make the most of your vegan experience?... more

Weekend Student Activities in Missoula

If you study in Montana or somewhere nearby and think about a wonderful weekend destination, you should consider Missoula as a potential gateway.... more

Downtown Spring Ladies Night April 21 in Downtown Missoula

After a year hiatus, a springtime favorite returns to Downtown Missoula on Wednesday, April 21. ... more

How To Attract Long Term Tenants To Your Rental Property

If there is anything a landlord needs to strive for, it’s to find a long-term tenant for their property! Here are some tips on how to attract long term tenants to your rental property!... more

MDA Commences Planning & Production of Summer Events with Cautious Optimism

The Missoula Downtown Association will plan to host a modified (i.e. limited) version of the beloved Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight Summer Series events, beginning the first week of June.... more

6 Best Places in Missoula For Students to Study and Write Essays

As a student, there are days when you just don't feel like studying in the library or dormitory. Here are several Missoula coffee shops and sites where you can easily study and write your essays.... more

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Day Camp March 15-19

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will mosey on to the stage of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts March 15-19. Open to students in grades K-12.... more

Top Ways to Easily Get Better at Golfing

Whatever your reasons to get better at playing golf, there are some simple steps that you can take to improve your golfing skills.... more

Simple Tips That Will Make Your Next Backpacking Trip So Much Better

The packing looks pretty easy, till it’s time to get down to business. Then you’ll realize it takes a lot of skills to pack, especially when embarking on backpacking trips.... more

Avalanche Danger on Mount Jumbo!

Avalanche danger is present on Mount Jumbo, public urged to stay off the mountain.... more

2020 Big Sky Schedule Moved to 2021

The Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday it has approved moving the fall 2020 conference football schedule to the fall of 2021, restoring the slate of games that had previously been canceled.... more

7 Reasons Why Casinos in Missoula Are Better than Most

Here are a few reasons why casinos in Missoula are better than most.... more

New Missoula County Tech has Revealed a Huge Growth Boom

The increase in documentation that relates to applications, properties and even mortgages has pointed to a huge new level of growth in the county. ... more

Why Missoula, Montana Might Just be Your Next Dream Travel Destination

Amongst the endless outdoor recreational activities in Missoula, one can also find that the city is also a worldwide destination for fine dining.... more

A Tour Around Missoula, Montana’s Nightlife

If you’ve been to the gorgeous hub of five valleys in Montana, also known as Missoula, you’d know for sure that it’s a one-of-a-kind destination with many things to see.... more

MCT Upcoming Show: Shrek the Musical JR

The Missoula Children's Theatre is excited to wave the “freak flag” and raise the collective laughter level of the world as it presents Shrek The Musical JR. ... more

What is the State of Sports Betting Legalization in Montana?

With many states allowing sports betting within their borders, many in Montana may wonder what the picture looks like for them. What is the current state of sports betting legislation in the state?... more

Downtown Dine Local Week Jan. 25-31 in Downtown Missoula

In an effort to stimulate commerce during a traditionally slow quarter, the Downtown Missoula Partnership will be hosting the first-ever Downtown Dine Local Week.... more

The Best Breweries in Montana – The Christmas Tipples You Should Try

With more breweries cropping up in Montana than ever, it’s the perfect time to try local this Christmas. Here are our top choices.... more

6 Practical Tips For Golfers Before A Big Game

Every golfer has a different preparation process before a big game. However, there are certain things that every golfer should do. ... more

Useful Items You’ll Need When You Go Outdoors For A Hike

Here are some of the things you should bring with you on a hike.... more

Montana Earns Upset Win Over Washington

It was a happy homecoming for head coach Travis DeCuire, who earned a 66-58 win over the Washington Huskies on Wednesday night.... more

Noteworthy Wins Best Overall in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Noteworthy Paper & Press, located at 219 S. 3rd St. W, won Best Overall Window in the 22nd annual Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest, coordinated by the Missoula Downtown Association. ... more

Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents

It is hard to see the people that brought you up start to age and struggle with things that were once easy, but there are things that you can do to help and support them during this challenging time.... more

Best Places To Play Bingo In Missoula

Montana embraced the bingo culture and still does today and the city of Missoula boasts one of the highest concentrations of bingo venues in the entire state.... more

How to Choose the Perfect International School for Your Children

Here's some advice on how to choose the perfect international school for your children.... more

18th Annual Parade of Lights Slated for Sat., Dec. 5 REVERSE Parade on UM Campus Drive from 5-8 pm

The 18th Annual Parade of Lights is back with a twist on Saturday, Dec. 5, as the kickoff to the holiday season with a day of free and COVID-safe family activities.... more

Downtown Missoula Gearing up for a Very Illuminating Holiday Season

Whether you safely enjoy the mistletoe, Santa, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or you don’t celebrate at all, Downtown Missoula welcomes you, our holiday season, and the chance to bask in the warmth of the hearth of our h... more

Gambling Laws: How Does Canada Compare to the USA?

Some recent changes have brought the US a step closer to creating a more permissive gambling environment, but there is still a long way to reach Canada’s level.... more

7 Benefits of Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Check out some of the benefits we found regarding an eco-friendly way of life.... more

Montana Basketball Season to Start Without Fans for Home Games

The Montana basketball teams will start the upcoming season without fans for their home games at Dahlberg Arena.... more

Common Causes of Truck Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Here are some of the most common causes of truck accidents and how you can avoid them, so you and everyone else on the road stay safe. ... more

7 Helpful Tips That Will Improve Your Golf Game

If you are tired of your friends’ beating you in every game, then it might be time to look into some strategies to improve your golf skills.... more

8 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

Having a feeling of belongingness in your community is such an understated privilege, but it makes life better for everyone. ... more

What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Kit

There is nothing more dangerous than being unprepared in an emergency situation, and the sooner you prepare your essential supplies, the better. ... more

The Prevalence of Drunk Driving in Society and How to Stop It

In this article, we’ll discuss how prevalent drunk driving has become, and how we can stop it. ... more

4 Important Lessons Your Kids Need to Learn About Traffic

It is a significant milestone when your child takes their first few steps. As much as it is a fantastic thing, it is still dangerous for them to roam around the place without supervision. They can get injured e... more

Want to Get into Metal Detecting? Here’s How to Prepare

So, you want to get into metal detecting, do you? Here’s how you can prepare…... more

6 Reasons Why Golf Is The Next Sport You Should Learn

There are several reasons to pick up the game of golf, whether you are hoping to find a new family activity for some entertainment, or get a bit more competitive with.... more

Great Activities for Students in Missoula

Planning to visit Missoula but don't know how to have fun? The city has many interesting locations. Here are great activities for students in Missoula.... more

4 Career Opportunities That Guarantee Employment

If you want to start a profitable career but do not know how to go about it, we have curated a list of the top 4 paths that always guarantee employment.... more

How Businesses In Missoula Are Putting Customers First As They Reopen Post C-19

As businesses slowly reopen, they are taking multiple steps to implement strict safety and health policies and ensure the residents of Missoula remain healthy and safe in the post-C-19 period.... more

Peeking into the NHL 2020-21 Season – What Will It Look Like?

The Playoffs have given NHL executives the confidence of a successful return to action next season. According to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the league intends to play a full schedule 2020-21 season.... more

Cycling Safety Tips From the Experts

Before you hop on your bike, get some expert tips on how to make your ride safer.... more

How to Find a Good Real Money Casino in 2020

In any attempt to make real money from a good casino in 2020, you should have knowledge about the casinos website and always check on the security.... more

A Guide to Montana Lottery: MT Lotto Winners & Games

Montana is one of the best places to be if you like playing lottery games. The state supports a series of national, multi-state and Montana-only lotteries. ... more

Effective Practices That Will Keep Your AC System Last Longer

If you’re not familiar with things beyond turning the AC on and off, allow your eyes to be opened with these small changes you can make to prolong the life of your AC.... more

The Importance of Varying Dry Fly Patterns While Fly Fishing in Missoula

Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing a fly fishing expedition in Missoula and planning where to cast your favorite dry flies for trout.... more