By Carl Costantinto
Photos by Carl Constantino and Debbie Parker
May 3, 2017 (Lake Morena) -- Step back in time at the 24th Annual Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous. Meet colorful characters from the French and Indian War, thru to the North American Fur Trade era, circa 1750 - 1840.
See mountain men and women in period attire living in tipis and period tent encampments. Watch demonstrations of the everyday skills of the era, such as starting a fire with flint & steel, how to load & shoot a flintlock rifle, throw a knife & tomahawk, and shoot a primitive longbow. There is a blacksmith shop where you can watch and learn about the important work of the 1800’s blacksmith. Or just relax and listen to period music being played under the shady oaks. Bring your camera and come enjoy a trip back in time.