Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Salvation Mountain 2013

On our first full day out in the desert we took the drive out past Palm Springs and on to the Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain in Niland. Again more info back at this old post. If only we'd made sure we had enough gas it would have been a bit more relaxed! We just about made it, though we were counting the miles at the end there.

This is an addition to the mountain, intended as some kind of museum wing

It's an amazing sight inside with all these painted 'trees', built from found branches
and car tyre trunks  all helped with a good amount of adobe.

It was so good to see the Mountain again as we were concerned at how it was being kept now that Leonard was no longer living out there. They've done a great job preserving and maintaining it. The boys loved it, well, they could climb it, so what's not to like?

We took a load of photos and i even grabbed a small bag of dry clay from a stream bed, just to see what it will be like (it's now wet and in a small tub!) It's always cool to see Salvation Mountain out there in bright sunshine, that place just blasts out happiness. Leonard Knight has built himself a fine monument. Put it on your lists, go and see it for yourself... and have an adventure along the way. Next up... Slab City. 

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