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’

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

Buying Your First E-Bike? Here’s What You Need To Know

Here are some facts everyone interested in having an E-bike should know about.... more

Why You Want to Score Well on the SAT

The following are some obvious and not too obvious reasons why getting good marks on SATs is something you’d end up wanting:... more

Must-Have Items for Every Hunting Trip

No matter what hunting destination you’ll go to or the type of hunting activity you’ll partake in, there are certain essentials that every hunter should get before they go out in nature.... more

Make the Right Choice – Celebrate the End of Summer With a Sober Ride

Local Law Enforcement and the Montana Highway Patrol will be watching for impaired driving through the Labor Day Weekend.... more

Top 10 Tips for Choosing an MBA Program

Here are 10 top tips on how to choose an MBA program that’s right for you.... more

Top Five Entertaining Things to do While in Missoula

There are many entertaining activities anyone can indulge in while visiting Missoula, and here’s a list of some of the top five:... more

5 Ways You Can Work on Your Golf Game off the Course

Whether you’re new to the sport, or a seasoned pro, there is always room for improvement when it comes to upping your golf game. ... more

Centerfield Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Ready to have a (safe, socially-distanced) dance party? This may be as close as we see to a concert under the Big Sky this summer!... more

Camp Cooking: What You Need to Know

If you are preparing for your next camping trip right now, read on below to find everything you need to know about camp cooking. ... more

Serverless Computing: Is It Really Secure?

Serverless architecture has become a hot topic within the world of cybersecurity. It is growing rapidly, and few people know that it even exists.... more

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing the Right School

Finding the right school might be tough, but with these guidelines, you will pick the right school. ... more

Do Parents of Autistic Children Have Enough Social Support?

Growing up as a child with autism must be confusing, difficult, stressful, and harsh, but how many people stop to think about the parents raising that child?... more

What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate

In a market as big and complex as the real estate market, investments can translate into opportunities that mean huge successes.... more

8 Innovations and Trends in Online Gambling Industry

Years ago, you wouldn’t imagine that people would be gambling in their smartphones; and now, the number of online players is increasing exponentially every year.... more

Top 4 Hunting Weapons You Can Use Easily

We’ve created a list of the top 4 weapons you can easily start with to become a better hunter. ... more

Third Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begin in June

With a focus on providing safe, educational, and entertaining opportunities in Downtown Missoula, Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours are back for a third season! ... more

The Technology Running Today’s Online Casinos

Digital gambling makes the best use of modern technological achievements to ensure every gambler's convenience and safety. ... more

7 Reasons Why Today Is the Best Time to Have A Career in Health Care

If you’re among those whose looking for a new career, consider a position in the health care sector.... more

Taking Care Of The Elderly Can Be Easier Than You Think

Growing old is a fact of life, and many people need different levels of care when they reach the twilight of their lives. ... more

MDA to Forego Out to Lunch & Downtown Tonight for 2020

With a focus on community health and safety and compliance, the MDA will cancel the annual Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight Summer Series for 2020.  ... more

4 Ways To Ruin Your Gambling Experience

In order to get the best experience out of gambling here are four things you need to avoid in order to not ruin your gambling experience.... more

5 Insanely Creative and Fun Things to do in Missoula

From local farmer's markets to natural hot springs, we've compiled a list of the top-rated places to check out in The Garden City.... more

How To Improve Your Hunting Skills

It takes time, dedication, and guidance but anyone can become a safe and efficient hunter. ... more

Common Challenges to Face After a Work-Related Accident

Here are some common challenges you will most likely face after a work-related accident. ... more

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Golf Swing

If you want to improve on your swings, never hold yourself back, here are three golf swing basics to help you play better. ... more

5 Essential Items You Should Have When Playing Golf

There are several items you can take along when going to play golf. Some items are more important than others.... more

How to Enjoy Basketball While Staying At Home

With sports activities suspended all over the world, you might be looking for ways to stay active and enjoy playing basketball despite the restriction.... more

Top Reason to Play Online Slots–And How You Can Do So

Here are some of the top reasons why you should play online slots today.... more

Family Activities in Missoula

Missoula offers a wide variety of activities that can be fun and entertaining for parents and children alike.... more