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Hiking the Y!

Posted: August 15th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 5 Comments »

Before I met my husband I had never heard of anyone hiking a letter. I never really got what it was until we were in Missoula last spring and I actually saw the stone letters in the side of the mountain. The boys all hiked the M together that week- it was something they’ve done at various times in their life. My husband always talks about how his Mom (Hi Debby!) would hike the M with them as kids. I like that it’s kind of in our family now- something my boys will do when we visit family out west. I think it’s a great tradition.

I’ve been reading a blog this past year and it’s really touched me- not just for the beautifully written posts and fantastic visuals, but the story. Oh the story. You can read it here if you aren’t already a nienie reader. There is inspiration around every turn with this story and it you HAVEN’T been reading, I suggest you do so.

Well, a year after her horrible accident, Nie is going to “hike the Y”. Let’s all join her in spirit- it’s been a long year and what a way to celebrate.

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5 Comments on “Hiking the Y!”

  1. 1 SingingClayPearl said at 10:56 pm on August 15th, 2009:

    Missoula? Seriously? I GREW UP THERE!! I live 3 hours away from there (2 1/2 if you drive it right). We're in Bozeman. When you come out west again let me know! Maybe we could meet up?

    BTW, I used to hike the M all the time growing up. It was always within walking distance. There are a bunch of those all around Montucky.

  2. 2 Mr. Wonderful said at 9:52 am on August 16th, 2009:

    My mom and all her siblings went to Sentinel. Half the family has graduated from the U of M

  3. 3 SingingClayPearl said at 8:25 pm on August 18th, 2009:

    I graduated from Hellgate, and my brothers did as well. They went to Sentinel at one point and also Big Sky. My dad graduated from UofM and I was going there up until the time I got pregnant. Now I've transferred to MSU.

  4. 4 Mr. Wonderful said at 7:23 am on August 21st, 2009:

    Wow small world. Is it hard being a Bobcat now? :). Sorry, I was taught to hate State from a very young age

  5. 5 SingingClayPearl said at 9:53 pm on August 23rd, 2009:

    LOL! So was I! I was always having fun little fights with my father-in-law over MSU vs. UofM, especially over football. Going to MSU now is just a matter of necessity, and, in all honesty, there are parts of MSU I actually like better. The education program is structured better and they seem to take their academics a little more seriously. There are less hippie type students who are only there to smoke pot and waste their daddy's money (little exaggeration here), and more people in school to get to a better point in their life. There are a lot more married/parent students as well, and the family housing area is cheaper and has better housing options. I do like the UofM campus better (it's prettier), and their music department is much better, but once I got back to school with a kid in tow it changed my outlook on the rivalry. I wasn't in school for fun to hopefully get a good job…I was in school to provide for my daughter, and then the rivalry just kind of faded into the background. I kind of see myself as neutral now.


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