Niland, California: Salvation Mountain Team Field Report

East Beal Rd, Niland, CA
North of I-8, south of I-10, 5 miles east of Hwy. 111 at Niland.
Leonard's gone; the Mountain remains. (Call to verify)
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In the desert near the Salton Sea, outsider artist Leonard Knight painted divinely inspired visions on a dirt ridge he called Salvation Mountain. In late 2011 Leonard moved into a nursing home and passed away in early 2014. The uture of the site is uncertain. Report...

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Leonard Knight, 2011. Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight is still going strong...

[Jennifer Durban, 03/20/2011]
Salvation Mountain entrance sign. Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain - My favorite place ever!

[Missy Broome, 07/08/2010]
Leonard Knight. Salvation Mountain

With his deep blue eyes, full head of white hair, sun beaten skin and contagious smile, Leonard Knight asked if I had been on the tour. Answering with a "no," I proceeded with a tour of this wonderland, asking questions, taking pictures and just enjoying the spirit and pride this man projected.

His excitement and enthusiasm showed in the jumping around of topics and conversation, his mind obviously thinking faster and wanting to get out as much information as possible before he began his next "tour."

To say it was weird is an underestimation; to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement, to say I would go back, is a definite!

[Diana Sainz, 03/06/2010]

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