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 Montana’

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

Top 10 Cars That Fit the Montana Outdoors

To go out and enjoy Montana's outdoors, the first thing you need is a vehicle that can take you where you want to go. Here are some ideas:... more

4 Top Fish Finders: How To Make The Most Out Of Your Fishing Trip

There are numerous options for fish finders to choose from. Here's a guide on the best fish finder devices available on the market in 2021. ... more

Boaters Gearing Up For July 4th Weekend May Need Inspection

As boaters flock to rivers and lakes for the July 4th weekend, keep in mind the rules aimed at preventing aquatic invasive species from spreading.... more

Be Safe on Montana’s Waters This Summer

Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water.... more

Tips for Becoming a Biking Family

These are tips you'll need as a beginner cyclist to help every member of the family get on board with biking.... more

Hiking VS Camping – Why Not Both?

Today we’ll talk about the differences and similarities of camping and hiking, as well as the reasons why you can do both in one run.... more

There Are A Million Ways You Can Camp: Check Out The Most Common Ones

Ways to spend time in the wild vary almost as widely as the gear required for the activity. Take your pick from any of the following forms. They’re presented from least to most glamourous. ... more

The History of Montana’s Gold Mining Industry

In order to understand the history of Montana's gold mining industry, it's crucial to look back at where it all began:... more

Planning To Move To Montana? Here Are The Top Cities To Choose From

If you were ever considering moving to Montana, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the top cities to choose from. Spoiler alert - they are all fully immersed in nature.... more

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

Want to Try Kayak Fishing? Here’s How to Prepare

Kayak fishing is one of the best ways to spend a relaxing day on the water. If you're a beginner, here are some ways to prepare for your first day on the water. ... more

7 Essential Things Every Hunter Should Know

Here are seven essential things every hunter should know and must put into practice. ... more

Going Rock Climbing? Here Are The Essential Items You Should Get

To make the job easier for you, we’ve picked out the most important items that you should get before going rock climbing. ... 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

Hunting and Fishing License Year Begins March 1st

The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2021 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses.... 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

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

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

All You Need to Know About Prepping

Here's all you need to know about prepping for a trip outdoors. ... 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

Helpful Tips for Taking Better Photos

Whether you’re trying to run a blog or you just want your Instagram to have a professional’s touch, here are several photography tricks that can take your photos to the next level.... more

How To Prepare Your Home For Harsh Winter Conditions

Home maintenance, especially before extreme weather, is a must. You need to make sure your home is ready for heavy snow and rainstorms before the winter, and it is able to keep you warm through snow blizzar... 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

5 Perfect Accessories for Your AR-10

Whether you are a competitive or hobby hunter, an enhanced AR-10 rifle is paramount to your success and ease of shooting. ... 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

Will Montana Join the Regulated Online Gambling Wave?

Online gambling is still not permitted in Montana despite the fact other types of betting are. Is Montana about to join the regulated online gambling wave? ... 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

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

Tips For Weatherproofing Your Garage For Montana Winters

The garage can essentially be used as a perfect workspace throughout the year if it has been winterproofed well. Here are some of the tips that you can use to weatherproof it.... more

A Brief Guide to Hunting Wolves in Montana

It’s only in recent years that Montana has opened its wolf hunting, and that’s being reflected by the healthy, balanced wolf population in the state.... 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

2020 Big Game Hunting Forecast

Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program.... 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

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

6 Things You Need To Have If You Want To Go Kite Surfing

Wouldn’t it be great if you can try something new that gives you an adrenaline rush? If so, then you may want to check out kite surfing! ... more

Hunting Basics Every Aspiring Hunter Should Know

Here are some hunting basics every aspiring hunter should know.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Take Advantage of A Suffering Economy

There are real opportunities during a recession and with careful planning you can make a lot of money. ... more