Fur traders and trappers of the early 1800s were tough, braving whatever nature sent their way. Modern fur trade-era re-enactors are also a pretty hardy bunch, but they won't be expected to deal with flooding rivers.
Fort Buenaventura's annual Easter Rendezvous, set for this weekend, has been canceled. Organizers say they plan to hold the event at a later date, probably in June.
"We're sorry it happened this way. We tried our best ... but Mother Nature didn't cooperate with us this time around," said Jim Carter, parks and recreation manager for Weber County.
Fort Buenaventura is near the Weber River, and with heavy spring run-off and rains, the fort's camping area is underwater.
"It's ridiculous down there," said Carter. "It's the worst I've ever seen it."
Rendezvous organizers considered moving the event to the Weber County Fairgrounds, instead of postponing, but decided that wouldn't work.
"There's no shooting allowed at the fairgrounds, and they (re-enactors) like to break out their rifles and muzzleloaders," Carter said. "Shooting is quite an issue to them."
For more information, call Weber County Parks and Recreation at 801-399-8491.