The UMSummer Office has partnered with professor Eva-Maria Maggi in the Department of Political Science, along with the College of Humanities and Science, Backcountry Horseman and the Montana Wilderness Association to host a Pack String on the Oval, in a UM Summer Kick-Off event. This event will promote Maggi’s summer course, Wilderness Politics and Packing, and will serve as an opportunity for students and staff to learn about additional UM Summer Courses. It will also be the first time that UM has had a pack string on the Oval! Maggi has also shared the good news that Smoke Elser, the legendary outfitter and conservation advocate, will be in attendance. Rumor has it that the President or Provost might also be riding on a horse around the Oval if they are available and willing.