The Montana State University “M” is located at the mouth of Bridger Canyon on the south flanks of Baldy Mountain. The “M” was created by MSU students in 1915. The 250-foot whitewashed rock “M” has two access routes. The right fork follows the ridge for a short and steep hike. The left fork switchbacks through a fir and juniper forest, making a more gradual ascent. The left fork is the beginning of the Bridger Mountains National Recreation Trail, a 21-mile ridge route following the contours of the Bridger Range to Fairy Lake. This hike to the “M” climbs up the steeper ridge route and descends through the forest via the switchbacks.
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