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’

10 things to do in Missoula to celebrate an event

Missoula is a must-visit place when traveling to the US. Here are ten things you should do on your next trip. ... more

It’s Time for the 16th Annual River City Roots Festival!

Music. Art. Food. Community. The Missoula Downtown Association’s River City Roots Festival returns Friday and Saturday August 26-27.... more

Big Sky Announces 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Schedule

he Big Sky Conference released the league’s women’s basketball schedule for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday morning.... more

Protect Yourself From Heat And Sweat With A Lightweight Hunting Outfit

If you want to protect yourself from heat and sweat, lightweight hunting gear is the best bet for you and here's why:... more

How to Turn Backyard Recycling into a Profitable Business

Recycling scrap materials can be a profitable venture. However, you must consider a few factors to ensure that the endeavor becomes sustainably successful.... more

6 Interesting Things To Do In Missoula

Missoula is a great place to live and visit. Find out six interesting things to do while in the city. ... more

Garden City BrewFest is Here!

Downtown Missoula’s annual Garden City Brewfest kicks off Saturday, May 7th, in Caras Park with more than 70 local and regional beers and ciders.... more

Want to Become an Uber Driver? Here’s All You Need to Know

This article will tell you a little more about working with Uber, including how you can get started.... more

3 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions Fit for the Whole Family in Missoula, MT

When it comes to finding family-friendly activities that are also accessible in Missoula, Montana, there are a variety to choose from.... more

Parks and Recreation to Host Free Organic Lawn Care Webinar

Residents are invited to join Parks & Rec for a free Zoom virtual webinar on organic lawn care on Wednesday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. ... more

6 Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Cannabis for the First Time

Here are six factors to consider before purchasing cannabis for the first time:... more

Main Reasons to Travel to Missoula as a Student

Do you want to visit Missoula and have a good time enjoying your holiday? Here are the main reasons why this city is suitable for any student.... more

Fifth Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begins This Week

Historical Guided Walking Tours Running Weekly April through September... more

The Great Resignation Is Making Missoula a Top Relocation Destination

Thanks to The Great Resignation, Missoula is experiencing a surge in popularity as a relocation destination. Here's why:... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens to the Public March 23

Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, which includes the Lincoln Hills Trailhead and all points south of the Saddle Road, will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.... more

Increased Patrols in Missoula Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Here are some tips to stay safe while celebrating this weekend:... more

11th Annual Winter Brewfest Returns February 26th

After a two year-hiatus, Missoula’s premier winter event returns this weekend on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Held in a new location – the parking lot of the Boone & Crockett Club on the Hip Strip – d... more

Make the Most of Missoula’s International Flare

Here are some simple steps you can take to enjoy the metropolitan flare of this small mountain city!... more

MCT presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

The Missoula Community Theatre is incredibly honored to produce one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved shows, Into the Woods, March 10-20, 2022.... more

MCT Audition for nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

MCT is proud to announce that on Sunday, February 20th from 1-4PM there will be an audition for the final entree of the 2021-2022 Missoula Community Theatre’s à la carte season. ... more

The Best Underrated Places to Pop the Question in the U.S.

You've got a ring, now how and where do you pop the question? Here are some of the best places to ask your partner to marry you.... more

Aim to Shoot: Tips on How to Easily Improve Your Aim

Shooting can be fun but aiming at targets is the tricky part. Read this article for some key tips to improve your aim easily. ... more

Like Climbing? Here’s How To Find The Top Gear

It’s better to do a little research than to just wander into nature and climb! So here’s how to find the best gear for your climbing trip! ... more

Five Great Cars to Drive in Montana

Here are five cars that you should think about driving in this great state.... more

Increased Law Enforcement on Patrol During the Holiday Season

The holidays have arrived. As you make plans to celebrate with friends and family, also make plans to have a safe ride home by designating a sober driver or using a rideshare service.... more

City Sponsors Christmas Ever-Green Tree Recycling Program

The City of Missoula is hosting its annual Christmas Ever-Green tree recycling program, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. Residents may drop off cut Christmas trees at three area parks and at Garden City Compost to be recycl... more

Audition notice for Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at MCT

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an AUDITION on Sunday, January 9th, 2022, from 1-4PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

A List Of 6 Fun Things To Do In Your Leisure Time

Here are six things you can do during your leisure time: ... more

Missoula Holiday MADE Fair Supports Local Artists

The 14th annual Missoula Holiday MADE fair is a modern handcrafted market with over 200 local artists & makers. It will be held on Sunday, December 12, at the Adams Center.... more

Griz Host Eagles in Titanic Playoff Rematch

The second season of Montana football kicks off under Friday night lights this week as the Grizzlies ride a five-game winning streak into the second round of the FCS playoffs for a rematch against E. Washington... more

Parade of Lights – December 4

It’s time to light up Higgins Avenue for the Reverse Parade of Lights and Holiday Stroll on December 4 from 4-8pm! The 19th Annual Parade of Lights will look a little different this year while still bringing... more

Downtown Festival of Trees Creates Welcoming Experiences For All

The Festival of Trees is back once again this year to create festival holiday experiences for all in the heart of Downtown Missoula. The Downtown Missoula Partnership’s Festival of Trees features a multi-spac... more

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at MCT

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, live on stage at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, January 20*- 23 and 27-30, 2022.... more

Downtown Missoula Welcomes All For Amazing Holiday Happenings

With a showcase of many different holiday activities, Downtown Missoula will be the place to be for the 2021 Holiday Season... more

How To Scrap a Car in Missoula: A Step-by-Step Guide

So, how easy is it to turn your old junk car into cash? The answer is right here, so look no further.... more

7 Ways How You Can Use Your Bitcoins in Missoula

From buying gift cards to playing games that yield bitcoin as a reward, the world of cryptocurrency is bigger than you think – and Missoula residents can take full advantage of it.... more

What Can You Expect as a Hospice Volunteer in Montana?

If you are looking to become a hospice volunteer in Montana, here are some things to consider:... more

Where To Ride A Bike In Missoula?

If you’re someone who enjoys active outdoor recreation, you might want to take your electric bike on a journey to Missoula. Here are some places to check out for your next bike ride:... more

Missoula Community Theatre Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Perfectly timed for the Holiday season, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will run December 9*-12 and 16-19 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

Montana Grizzlies NCAAF News: Showdown vs. Vandals, FCS Rankings, More

Montana Tries To Bounce Back vs. Idaho this week in Moscow. ... more

How to Holiday at Home in Missoula

Here are some of the things you could try in Missoula, but use our website to do a little searching and you'll be amazed at what you can find.... more

Downtown Fall Ladies Night in Downtown Missoula

Kick off Shop Small and Dine Local Season October 20 in Downtown Missoula.... more

MCT Presents Broadway off Broadway, A Musical Revue

MCT Presents Broadway off Broadway, A Musical Revue, November 12-14, 2021, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. ... more

How Can Watching Other People Play Improve Your Poker Skills

Read on to learn why it is so vital to take the time to watch other poker players improve your own abilities. ... more

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

Things to Do in College Instead of Partying

Check out this list for a few activities you might consider adding to your college schedule.... more

University of Montana Homecoming – September 20-25

The University of Montana Alumni Association today announced the 2021 Homecoming week event lineup that will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25.... more

In Missoula, Science Is Showing Residents How To Live In Extreme Times

Montana has seen its fair share of extreme weather and research being done locally is showing residents how to adapt to overcome these events.... more

The Most Romantic Proposal Spots in Missoula

If you are planning on getting down on one knee and popping the question, there are plenty of romantic places in Missoula. Check theses out:... more

Public Invited to Marshall Mountain Celebration September 12

Missoula Parks and Recreation invites residents to tour the new Marshall Mountain Park on Sunday, September 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.... more