On Friday, Aug. 18, incoming Mines students will hike up Mt. Zion with a 10-pound rock from their hometown to add to the M. As is tradition, they will coat their rock with fresh whitewash at the mountainside monument.
The M Climb will kick off around 7:30 a.m. on the South Intramural Fields as members of Blue Key Honor Society spray paint the hard hats of incoming students. Then the students will hike up Mt. Zion to add their rock to the M.