BLACKSMITH FORK CANYON — Journey back in time to the mountain man gatherings of 1826 at this weekend’s Cache Valley Rendezvous.
The Old Ephraim Mountain Man Club re-creates a Hyrum rendezvous for four days beginning Friday, May 25, with black powder shoots, tomahawk and knife competitions, and Scottish athletic games.
Hours for the event are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 27, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 28. Admission is $2 per person, or $10 per family.
About 500 mountain men from Utah, Florida, California, North Dakota, Texas and other states gather for the annual event, said organizer Derek Hooton, of North Logan. The rendezvous typically draws 3,000 to 4,000 visitors.
Other activities include primitive archery shoots and a traders’ row featuring merchandise of the mountain man era.
“It’s just a step back into history, even more specifically into Utah history,” said Hooton, explaining that the club re-enacts actual rendezvous that occurred in Cache Valley.
Children’s games and activities will be featured, along with a candy cannon.
The rendezvous is held at the Left Fork of Blacksmith Fork Canyon, reached by driving State Road 101 up the canyon for eight miles, then watching for a turnoff sign.
For more information, call 435-563-1913 or 435-512-8091.