Targhee Fest

July 15-17, Alta, Wyoming.

May 12, 2011
Outside Magazine
L.L. Bean basket

L.L. Bean Trapper Pack Basket

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).

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

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