Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is open for summer fun

Summer is finally here. What better way to celebrate our wild backyard than a few chances to enjoy that sunshine?

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has two June events that just might do the trick.

What could make long summer days and untamed mountain playgrounds even better? How about an ice-cold beer? From 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the 219 Lounge, the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness celebrates Scotchman Peaks on the longest day of the year. The Scotchmans Summer Solstice Party is the perfect time to celebrate the people and organizations that keep the Scotchmans dream alive.

“I think the preservation of Wilderness areas and the wildness of northern Idaho is really important…not only the people that live here today but also the people that will live here in the future.” – Mel Dick, owner 219 Lounge

The Scotchmans Summer Solstice party is packed with entertainment. Look out for raffle prizes, music and light craft beers. The tireless volunteers of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will get some much-deserved credit. That includes two particularly dedicated individuals who will be named Old Goat of the Year. For the first time, there will be two Old Goats honored—one for winter and one for summer. There’s no better reason to hoist a pint on the 219 back patio than that.

Next up is the western Montana Picnic. Open to any Friend or friend of a Friend, the picnic kicks off 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Bull Lake Rod and Gun Club. It’s the perfect time to grab a burger and beer and enjoy Montana’s beautiful Bull Lake. And like the Summer Solstice Party, the volunteers are the star of the show. To reach the picnic site, drive halfway between U.S. Highway 2 and Montana Highway 200 on Montana Highway 56. The turnoff is on the lake side of the highway.

It’s going to be a great summer. So come on out and have a great time while doing your part to save the wild Scotchmans!

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About The Author:

Cameron Rasmusson is a writer and journalist who grew up in Scotchmans territory. While he now calls Sandpoint home, he spent his formative years in the natural beauty of Libby, Montana. From elementary to high school, he enjoyed the outdoor experiences that mountain towns provide.

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