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’

Helpful Tips for Taking Better Photos

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How To Prepare Your Home For Harsh Winter Conditions

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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

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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

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing the Right School

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Top 4 Hunting Weapons You Can Use Easily

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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

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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

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4 Biggest Compound Archery Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Archery is an excellent sport for building confidence and can make you mentally stronger.... more

How To Cope With Self-isolation And Quarantine

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Be Bear Aware When Recreating Outdoors

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7 Things You Should Do To Maximize Your No-Fault Accident Claim

Here are some ways that can help you get the most out of your no-fault accident claim:... more

What to Do While Restaurants Are Closed in Missoula?

Now is a hard time for every person in Montana. However, careful planning and budgeting will help you get through this trial. ... more

Boat Maintenance for Beginners: The Only Guide You Need

There are certain things you should know and do when it comes to boat maintenance. You should check out our guide here to learn more.... more

Common Hiking Aches & Pains

Make sure you understand what the different aches and pains are that you can get from hiking, and this will help you deal with them in the best possible way.... more

Montana Becomes the Latest State to Legalize Sports Betting

It's Official! As of 9 March 2020, residents of the Treasure State can make wagers on a range of professional and collegiate sports including Football, Basketball and Baseball.... more

State Lands Remain Open For Day Use

Fish Wildlife and Parks adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; and state lands remain open for day use. ... more

6 Reasons to Visit a National Park

There are many great reasons why you should definitely have a national park at the top of your to-do travel list!... more

5 Great Ways to Save Money on Memorial Day

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Tips on Choosing the Right Insurance Plan for You

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Amazing Role of Cannabis in Helping People with Cardiovascular Disease

Medical marijuana is linked to heart health, where it is said to play important roles in treating cardiovascular disease.... more

Top Ways To Determine If Your Spouse is Cheating

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How To Pick The Best Fireproof Gun Safe

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Six Great Things to Do When You’re in Missoula

If you're looking for an unforgettable vacation, one great place to check out is Missoula, Montana.... more

Essential Winter Driving Skills To Learn To Survive Slippery Montana Roads

Citizens must remember these useful winter driving tips to avoid possible car accidents due to slippery roads.... more

Increased Caution Required When Driving In Missoula During Winter

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Winter’s Tale

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Right now, it’s too late for hunting, too early for fishing and I’m too old for winter mountain climbing.... more

6 Best Wedding Venues in or Near Missoula

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Montana and Broadband: How Could the State Get Up to Speed on Connectivity?

While Montana undoubtedly thrives when it comes to sheer natural wonder and outdoor recreation, sadly it struggles when it comes to access to quality broadband services.... more

Snow Bear Chalets Launches “The Giving Treehouse” Philanthropic Program to Aid Non-Profits

Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 World's Greatest Places, Snow Bear Chalets, located on Hope Slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort is partnering with non-profit charities to raise funds for so many in... more

Should You Register an LLC in Montana to Own Your Florida LLC?

The great thing about LLCs is that they can be owned and registered from almost anywhere.... more

Montana’s Farmers Fear Being Caught in the US-China Trade War Crossfire

Farmers across Montana are increasingly concerned that the spillover of increased tariffs on wheat exports to China could have devastating consequences on their businesses.... more