The era of the mountain man, the most active period being roughly 1810-1850, is one of the most interesting periods in northern Rocky Mountain history. People who live in Montana have not forgotten this special period.
Modern day folks gather to celebrate the culture and history of mountain men. These events are called a rendezvous. This summer a dedicated bunch of locals in western Montana puts on a great show at the Wildhorse Rendezvous, near Cyr and Alberton, about 18 miles west of Missoula. Specific location is Saw Mill Gulch in the Lolo National Forest.
No Green River excesses (as of early day gatherings, 1830s, of mountain men in Wyoming) at the Wildhorse Rendezvous. This event is pure family fun.
In 2019, Wildhorse Rendezvous runs mainly Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26. Active participation or just hanging out is okay. Public welcome. Vendors come too with period clothing and food.
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