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’

When Your Oldest Leaves for College

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7 Sage Advice About Driving From Seasoned Drivers

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Crib Mattress Buying Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Here are some mistakes to avoid when shopping for a crib mattress.... more

How To Create A Safe Space For Your Baby At Home

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Skincare And Sun Protection Tips For Your Kids To Stay Safe This Summer

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Prepare Your Toddler For A Trip

Here are some things you can do to prepare your toddler for a trip.... more

Professional Equipment That’ll Greatly Improve Your Hunting Experience

When you go hunting, you will need the necessary equipment. When you prepare thoroughly, it is easy to capture your prey.... more

Tips To Help You Better Prepare Your Child For Driving

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4 Tips And Advice To Help You With Your New Baby

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A Useful Guide To Choose The Safest Items And Products For Your Baby

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Steps Every Fisherman Should Follow To Get The Most Out Of The Experience

Follow these steps to learn how to find and catch more fish, and, of course, become a better angler.... more

Celebrate Mother’s Day Out on the Water

This weekend give your mom the best Mother’s Day gift around – take her fishing!... more

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4 Simple Tips for Keeping a Healthy Family Routine

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4 Good Reasons Why Breast Milk is the Healthiest Thing for your Baby

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3 Reasons to Introduce Children To Classical Music

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7 Essential Things Every Hunter Should Know

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

Full Time R.V.er’s – All The Reasons To Turn Your Life Into Adventure

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3 Types of Tales You Can Always Read to Your Children

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Expert Tips for Improving Family Relationships

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Top Tips you Need to Know Before Choosing an Online Tutor

Your online learning experience will depend on the tutors you choose. Finding the right tutor for yourself or your child will make learning easier and more fun.... more

6 Things You Should Know About Oral Health

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Top Ways to Easily Get Better at Golfing

Whatever your reasons to get better at playing golf, there are some simple steps that you can take to improve your golfing skills.... more

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Yourself A Hoverboard

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Things You Need When Planning a Road Trip With Your Dog

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6 Tips to Make Each of Your Kids Feel Special

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How to Ensure a Healthy Home Environment for Your Children

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Online Singing Programs You May Want to Check Out

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Expert Tips for Keeping a Healthy Oral Hygiene

Here are a few steps you should be taking to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.... more

Simple Children’s Room Decorating Ideas

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How to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses

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How to Take Care of Your Pet Snake: The Basics

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A Beginner’s Guide On What Golfing Equipment To Get

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How to Find Great Guides for Playing the Guitar

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Expert Tips for Maintaining Your Playground Equipment

Here are a few solutions to help keep your playground equipment well-maintained. ... more

How Online Education Became Popular Among Youngsters

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Ultimate Gaming Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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The Danger of Video Games – Myth or Reality?

Immersive, exciting but also time-consuming and to some extent addictive, video games are now under scrutiny for being potentially dangerous.... more

Santa to Fly Over Missoula Valley Saturday, Dec. 19 Starting at 6:30 PM

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What You Need To Know About Estate Planning And Its Importance

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How to be a Good Parent and Keep Your Personal Life Active?

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