Targhee Fest

July 15-17, Alta, Wyoming.

Your latest excuses for a summer trip to the Tetons: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and ten other bands who'll be rocking Wyoming's Grand Targhee Resort at this year's Targhee Fest. The venue sets the right tone for chilling: lawn chairs, an aspen-lined field, and sweeping views of the surrounding national forest. Book a room 15 minutes away at Teton Springs Resort, an 800-acre spa and mountain resort at the headwaters of the Teton River (doubles, $239; tetonsprings.com). Pack a five-weight fly rod for some post-festival casting: within an hour's drive of Teton Springs are "more spots than you could fish in a lifetime," says Mike Dawes, owner of WorldCast Anglers, which guides on the South Fork ($495 per day; worldcastanglers.com).

L.L. Bean basket

L.L. Bean Trapper Pack Basket

With a water-resistant waxed-canvas exterior and a cinch strap on top, L.L. Bean's 2,600-cubic-inch Trapper Pack Basket fends off splashes by the river and upset beverages at the festival. $99; llbean.com

Patagonia Minimalist Mesh Vest

Patagonia mesh vest
Patagonia Minimalist Mesh Vest (Image provided by Patagonia)

Hiking to fish a secluded creek? Patagonia's 11.4-ounce Minimalist Mesh vest is light enough for backpacking and still has all the features you need in the water: four slots for fly boxes, zip pockets for tippet spools, and a rear storage pouch. $119; patagonia.com

Pendleton Elbow-Patch Trail Shirt

Pendleton shirt

Pendleton Elbow-Patch Trail Shirt

Classic, tough, and practical: Pendleton's Elbow-Patch Trail shirt, with its lightweight Umatilla wool and Ultrasuede elbow patches, is washer and dryer friendly. $98; pendleton-usa.com

Salewa Alp Trainer Shoes

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Salewa Alp Trainer Shoes (Image provided by Salewa)

From flat trails to technical scrambles in the Tetons, Salewa's Alp Trainer shoes are our new go-to steep-terrain hikers, with Kevlar-reinforced sides, a sticky-rubber toe for edging, and a choice of insoles for a perfect fit. From $184; salewa.com

Mountain Hardwear Ontata Soft Shell

Mountain Hardwear coat

Mountain Hardwear Ontata Soft Shell

It's your new action suit. Mountain Hardwear's slim-fitting, breathable Onata soft shell is perfect for bright (with UPF 50 sun protection) and breezy days in the water. $100; mountainhardwear.com

Stetson Three Forks Gun Club Hat

Stetson hat
Stetson Three Forks Gun Club Hat (Image provided by Stetson)

You're fishing the Tetons: Why not play the part with confidence? Stetson's Three Forks Gun Club hat is made of rabbit and hare fur and features a 2.5-inch brim and brass studs in the leather headband. $130; cabelas.com

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