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 with kids’

What to Do if Your Child Has Been Injured in an Accident

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Best Sporting Events to Watch Over the Holiday Season

Sports fans have plenty to look forward to during the holiday season, with the schedule packed with a host of exciting events.... more

Is it Better to Own or Rent a Camper?

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Simple Ways That Will Make Your Children Excited For Their First School Experience

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Essential Items You Should Have When Traveling Far With a Child

When it comes to traveling with a baby, considerable planning comes into play.... more

4 Compelling Reasons to Get a Lizard as Your First Pet

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How To Deal With Young Children Who Don’t Want To Go To School

Convincing your kid to love school can be challenging, but you will learn to handle a young kid who doesn't want to go to school with these strategies. ... more

The Most Effective Natural Detoxicants

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Backpacks For School at Wholesale Prices

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Expert Survival Tips for Hikers and Campers

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Reading Is Fun: All the Ways It Will Help Kids Get a Headstart in Life

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Awesome Vacation Spots For Families in the USA

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Ultimate Guide To Creating a Confirmation Invite

One of the most essential sacraments of initiation, the confirmation as its name implies, creates a strong faith bond between Catholic and the religion.... more

How to Make Your Outdoor Activities Extra Special

Keep reading to know more about guides and a common question for your exciting venture.... more

What Kids Are Doing These Days: FPS Gaming

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

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Why You Need to Try Stargazing

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How to Play PSP Games on Modern PCs and Other Devices

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GBA ROMs and Emulators for the Best Retrogaming Experience

Here's how to download and play the Game Boy Advance games using emulation software and Gameboy Advance ROMs.... more

A Faster Way to Get Some Fish in the Sea

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How Do You Get a High Score in Scrabble?

Here are some tips to help you get high scores in a scrabble match. ... more

How to Have a Safer Hunting Experience Without Spending Too Much

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Top Recommended Games to Keep Your Family Entertained

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How To Keep Your Children Safe From COVID-19

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How to End the Healthy Food Struggle With Your Kids

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Top 4 Hunting Weapons You Can Use Easily

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Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) Performing Arts Camps Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

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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

New to Surfing? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you are serious about venturing into the surfing world, though, there are some things that you need to know.... more

The 6 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Utah

Although it is arguably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful of all US states, Utah is often overlooked as a vacation spot.... 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

Why Your Teens Need More Sleep Than You

As an adult, you should know that your teen needs more sleep then you do.... more

Stealthy Learning: Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer Without Them Knowing

To prevent learning loss from happening to your kids, try incorporating some of these stealthy learning tactics into your child’s summer schedule.... more

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping

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6 Ways to Make Your New Cat Feel at Home

Here are 6 helpful ways to make sure that your new cat feels comfortable with you at home.... more

Gardening 101: Understanding the Different Types of Fertilizers

Here's a quick overview of popular types of fertilizers and what they do to your plants and soil.... more

Three French Destinations for Your Family Getaway

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Exciting Things You Can Do With Your Family This Weekend

If you’re looking to spend the weekend with your family, the following are some of the many exciting things that you can do together.  ... more

Time Well Spent: Great Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Family

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Music to Your Ears: What Age Should You Start Music Lessons For Your Child?

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5 Subtle Ways to Start Decorating for Christmas

Here are five subtle ways you can start decorating for Christmas, without going overboard:... more

Tips On Building A Brand For Your Highschool

Here are some ways you can build a successful brand for your high school.... more

4 Ways to Make a Holiday Trip to Missoula More Affordable

To make the trip become more affordable, here are some suggestions about how to turn it into a reality.... more

Ultimate Packing Guide for a Road Trip with Kids

Here is an ultimate packing guide to assist you in planning all of the essentials you may need on your road trip!... more

5 Great Tips for Moms with New Babies

Here are 5 great tips to ensure your baby is safe, happy, and healthy.... more

Planning a Field Trip in 6 Step

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Explore: The Flathead Maze

The maze took about four weeks and hundreds of hours to assemble.... more

Season Ticket Pick Up Party Set for Aug. 14

Season ticket holders will again get a head start on the season at the annual ticket pick up party, scheduled from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on August 14 at the Adams Center lobby.... more