The “M” trail and parking lot that marks a popular hiking trail on Mount Baldy in the Bridger Mountains will be closed Friday, Sept. 18, from 6-10 a.m. so that new rock can be placed safely in the iconic 100-year-old landmark.
While the trail is closed, a helicopter will transport approximately four tons of new rock to the “M.” Montana State University staff will then move the rock from its staging area to the empty areas in the middle of the “M” where bare ground currently exists.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, 100 MSU students have signed up to paint the “M” as part of the university’s annual “Rock’n the M” event. The project will be coordinated by the MSU Office of Activities and Engagement.
For more information about the restoration work and trail closure, contact E.J. Hook, MSU environmental services manager, at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 994-7840.
Contact: E.J. Hook, MSU environmental services manager, (406) 994-7840 or email@example.com