Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Back to Mt. Rubidoux

Just west of Riverside lies the majestic Mount Rubidoux, where you can get some of the best views of the area below. While the elevation of over 1300 feet might be a challenge for some, it is definitely worth the hike.

There are a number of cool bridges, towers, and hiking paths that date back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Using my wide angle lens and hanging off one of the bridges, I was able to get this shot:

Sam, the guy I was shooting, was a bit more adventurous than I was!

This rock formation looked like a giant dinosaur had put its footprint in it.

Sam was channeling his inner spiderman here:

At the top, one side is graced with an American flag, and the other with this cross.

Yes, I made it to the top!

Here’s a vintage shot of Mt. Rubidoux from the 1920s:

See more Mt. Rubidoux photos at my main website.


Anonymous said...

Oh, you just sent me back down memory lane, while we kids never knew the name of the "cool mountain with the cross" we saw from the backseat of the Buick station wagon, it was the marker that we were getting close to Grandma's house in San. Berdo. But Dad never got off the 91 so we could explore it. I love seeing your photos!

Daveland said...

Thanks! Glad to have brought back some good memories!

Chuck said...

Wow - that vintage photo from the 20's is super-sharp - and in color! Is that your grandfather? He looks just like you. ;-)

I'd totally forgotten about Mt. Roubidoux. Used to drive through Riverside on the way to work every day for 2 years back in the early-to-mid '90s. I saw the signs and noted Mt. Roubidoux on the map but never took the time to see it. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.

Daveland said...

Chuck - you caught me! I changed the order of the photos and forgot to change the captions!