July 15-17, Alta, Wyoming.
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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 basketL.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
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 shirtPendleton 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
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 coatMountain 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
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