Thursday, November 10, 2011

Salvation Mountain

As you leave Niland, Ca. and head east toward Slab City, you're greeted by one of the strangest sights in North America.  This amazing work of art (and spiritual mecca) has taken over 26 years to build and it's not finished yet!  The man that created Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight,  still works on it a bit each day and talks with the many tourists that stop by to visit.  He has gone through hundreds of cans of paint (mostly donated) and adds to the mountain with straw bales and tree branches.  You can climb the stairs to the top of the mountain and take photographs of the surrounding desert.  Best time to visit is during the winter as the summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees F.  More photos Here.
Update:  Mr. Knight has recently been taken to a resthome in the San Diego area.  The area is still open for viewing and pictures.  I wish Mr. Knight all the best for the new year ahead.

1 comment:

  1. Every time I see images from Salvation Mountain it makes me want to see it in person. It is such an interesting story. The link you provided for more photos is not working for me. I look forward to seeing more.