"M’ Mountain” or just The “M” if you’re a local, is a great hike while in Bozeman, Montana. I did the “M” with one of my best friends and his family in May of 2011. Once you reach the famously visible “M” (which stands for Montana State University [MSU]) you’re rewarded with spectacular views of the Gallatin Valley below, along with mountain peaks in the distance. There are two trails up the “M…” the right fork, which is quite steep and follows the ridge-line—or, the left side, which is a bit easier via a series of switchbacks through a beautiful forest of Juniper trees. During our hike we chose to go up the right fork and come down the left… just to mix it up a bit. There are more trees on the trail to the left, which provides some welcomed shade on a warm summer day.