A collaborative effort by Friends of Mt. Rubidoux, Mission Inn Foundation & Museum, and the Riverside Land Conservancy to ensure that the peak of Mt. Rubidoux property is substantially preserved in its current state, reasonably maintained, and kept accessible to members of the public for their enjoyment.
My first experience on Mt. Rubidoux occurred in the spring of 1969. I was a member of Troop 5, Riverside County Council, Boy Scouts of America. We were chartered to Jackson Elementary School in the Arlington neighborhood. On Saturday night, we met at Camp Evans, at the base of the mountain. Two hours before dawn, we were roused by our Scoutmasters and organized into lines of scouts to light the trail up the mountain for the annual Easter Sunrise Service. This was my first experience of service to the community and I reflect on it as the impetus for my lifetime of service. I am still serving in the Boy Scouts of America, now as an adult volunteer on the Western Regional Committee of the National Council.