"M" Work Day a Great Success!
On Saturday Sept 19th, about 30 volunteers from MSU gathered at the trail head to the "M" on Mount Baldy to participate in a semi annual project to spruce up the "M". With 10 gallons of paint, brushes and rollers supplied by Tom Pike from Facilities Services the group started out on their hike to the top.
The weather couldn't have been better at 72 degrees and sunny and after about 45 minutes, everyone, along with all of the supplies arrived at the "M". A little bit winded, but still in good spirits, we broke into smaller groups to begin working to paint over the red, yellow and green that had been covering the 4x4 border of the "M" since vandalism hit the week before. No trace of red, yellow or green was left by the time the 10 gallons of paint were gone.
Along with the border being touched up, everyone helped to carry (or drag) many rocks back into the "M" from where they had slid (or were thrown) below; and, touched up hundreds of rocks within the "M" that were losing their (bright, white) color. We cleaned up, and carried all of our trash back down the mountain by 1:30 PM.
A big thanks to all of the volunteers who showed up. A lot of work was completed in a short time; and, they made the day very enjoyable.