One of the iconic things in Bozeman and we should keep it vibrant and beautiful.

Montana State University is seeking volunteers right now to help carry rocks up the M on Mount Baldy to get it ready for it's annual painting of the M.

The rocks are available at the bottom of the trail head and hikers should maintain social distancing. The rocks should just be places next to the M and not in the M itself.

Carrying the rocks up Mount Baldy to the M started on Monday and will go through Friday, August 21st.

As you are carrying the rocks up, make sure you use extreme caution and watch out for falling or rolling rocks.

The painting the M event is an annual event called Rocking the M and that will be taking place from 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, August 23rd. If you want to register to paint the M sign up here.

The 'M' tradition dates all the way back to 1915 when college students originally constructed the landmark. Since then, the MSU's Office of Student Engagement organizes this event.

All the stones are donated by Bozeman Brick and this event is held in partnership with the US Forest Service.

If you are coming through Bozeman, the 'M' on Mount Baldy is one of the most recognizable and easy to see landmarks in the Gallatin Valley. It's incredible that it's been there for over 100 years and we keep it looking vibrant and youthful.

Plus, it's a great hike up Mount Baldy and every person who goes to Montana State or lives in Bozeman should do.

For more details, check out Montana State University.

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