Paint the 'M'

Date: Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 5 Hours

All students are encouraged to help carry lime up the mountain -- or just hike up -- an NMT tradition started in 1910. Alumni are invited to take a van ride to the top (or hike up). Register by emailing paintm@nmt.edu. This is the only time during the year that the general public is allowed on 'M' Mountain. Students are invited to carry 50-pound sacks of lime up the mountain to help give the 'M' its annual makeover. The first 20 students (or teams of students) to reach the 'M' with lime will earn $50. The hike is about 2.5 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation change over very rugged terrain. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking boots, long pants, long sleeves, and carry water. All participants will be treated to lunch at the base of the 'M' before being transported back to campus. 

Participants must register between Monday, Oct. 2, and noon Thursday, Oct. 19. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. at the Facilities Management parking lot. The last bus to the starting line will leave at 8:30 a.m.

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