Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"M" Trail Gets Facelift

The "M" has looked over the Missoula Valley since 1908. Now, more than one-hundred years later, the "M" is getting a face lift. Volunteers grabbed their gloves and strapped on their hiking boots to help slow erosion on the mountain trail by building stairs at the switchbacks. They hope the stairs will slow the wear and tear from thousands of hikers making the three-quarter-mile hike each year. By the end of next year, the group hopes to have stairs installed in all eleven switchbacks. UM News reporter Adrienne Ellsworth and photographer Matt DeBray took the trek up the mountain to learn more.

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