Tahquitz Rock was sacred to the local Native Americans who took care of our beautiful valley and mountain. According to legend, they promised their spirits would always protect our mountain.

To shine laser lights on their sacred rock and disturb Chief Tahquitz would be sacrilegious. Please, no laser lights.

Idyllwild has been known and desired by many for its tranquility and peaceful atmosphere. Over the years, so many have visited here and not Big Bear or other mountains because of the lack of commercialism.

It’s not about the legality, safety or lack of patriotism or love of country. This is about respecting Mother Nature and the sacred land of which we are responsible, and the lack of ethics of many.

John Muir wrote: “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!”

I don’t think he was thinking laser light shows.

 Rob Muir


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