Croakies Summer Checklist
Get Out There This Summer
It goes without saying that we are all looking to get out more this summer and reconnect with friends, family… even that noisy neighbor who starts up the leaf blower a little too early on the weekends — I’m looking at you Bill! And since it’s probably been a little bit of time since you jotted down the plans for the long weekend or summer vacation, we figured we’d share some of the items that are ending up on our own Summer Bucket Lists to get the ideas flowing.
By and large, the most popular activity that our crew was looking to enjoy was grilling out with friends and family. Break out your favorite macaroni salad recipe and pull up a seat next to that aunt you haven’t seen in a bit. Looking to round out your backyard grill pit accessories? Check out Outside Magazine’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Backyard Barbeque!
After spending way too much time in our own homes and backyards, the second priority of our group is to go out and get lost and away from the well worn paths of our neighborhoods. Whether glamping with a significant other and pup or climbing past the treeline for some high alpine camping, we’re looking forward to pitching a tent somewhere not within the immediate vicinity of a home office.
"One of my favorite magazines I subscribe to is Adventure Journal. It’s a quarterly that has a lot of inspiration for journeys near and far and is a must for anyone looking to spice up their coffee table reading. Speaking of spice – looking to add some to your camp cooking as well? Check out AJ’s Camp Recipes online!"
Dan Brown — Croakies’ Digital Nerd
Photo by Zach Doleac
Submissions included kayak fishing with friends to helping a son land his first fish on a fly rod. Wherever and however you go fishing this Summer, make sure your eyewear remains above the waves!
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4. Get Active
Chris with his dog Si during the 2019 GoPro Mountain Games’ Rocky Dog Trail Run.
Run, Bike, Swim, Fish, Hike. Whatever the mode of personal locomotion, summer months are obviously prime time for active pursuits. Our resident runner, Chris, suggests an high alpine trail run. His favorite? GoPro Mountain Games’ The 10K SPRING RUNOFF which is coming up on June 13th in Vail. While we won’t be in attendance this year unfortunately, should you find yourself in Colorado from June 10th – 13th, we definitely recommend checking it out! We’ve had a lot of fun in the past!
If pounding the pavement or gravel isn’t much your speed, then maybe check out the Bangtail Divide, suggested by our web designer Sandra, on a mountain bike or search the nearby hillside and forests for tasty morel or chanterelle mushrooms as recommended by Carol, Croakies graphic and web guru! Both based in Bozeman, they recommend following up any outside activity with a beverage on the roof top deck of the Bozeman Taproom.
The roof top deck at the Bozeman Taproom.