Step back in time and visit a mountain encampment. Meet colorful characters from the French and Indian War, the North American Fur Trade era to the California Gold Rush, 1700-1850
There is plenty to do at the Manzanita Rendezvous. There is always good shopping on Trader’s Row. You can buy everything from blackpowder rifles to a period correct woman’s dainty apron. There is a blacksmith shop where you can see and learn about the important work of the 1800’s blacksmith. There are plenty of mountain men and women who would love to show you their camp and tell you tall tales and stories. You can shoot a blackpowder gun, throw a tomahawk, shoot a bow and arrow or just sit in the shade and enjoy a lemonade.Bring your camera and come an enjoy a trip back in time.
At the Manzanita Rendezvous our Trader’s Row has all the goods a modern day mountain man needs. Trader’s from around the west bring their tents and all their goods to the rendezvous. Knives, tomahawks, guns, clothing, camping gear and much more can be purchased at the rendezvous. Food and drink is also a big part of trader’s row. Cold drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found there.
The Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous is sponsored by a San Diego based traditional muzzle loading shooting club. The clubs focus is on exploring traditional muzzle loading by participating in pre-1840 living history.
Being a living history organization we are involved in teaching, learning, experiencing, living and enjoying the activities associated with the Fur Trade of the early 1800’s.
We sponsor the Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous each year. It is open to any and all who wish to attend. Club members are involved in the planning, organizing, setting up and running this Fur Trade Rendezvous..
The Club is always looking for new members to join our club. You may contact any of the following:
President : "Little" John Mueller 619-647-9182
Booshway: Ed "Smitty" Smith 760-745-2927