Salvation Mountain

I recently made a trip out to Anza Borrego Desert State Park to take a look at how the wildflowers are developing there. I arrived at sunrise and took a look at a few of the spots I go to for flowers to see what was blooming and what is yet to come. I saw plenty of the usual species starting to appear: desert lily, dune evening primrose, and sand verbena in particular. However, while it looks like it will be good in a week or two, I did not see any broad expanses of blooms that got me sufficiently interested to get the camera out so I hopped back in the car. Rather than go home, I decided to check out the Salton Sea, a place I had never really looked at before. One of the places I stopped is named Salvation Mountain. Unfortunately I did not meet Leonard Knight while I was there, but it was fun to walk around and admire his amazing creation.

Salvation Mountain, near the desert community of Slab City and the small town of Niland on the east side of the Salton Sea.  Built over several decades by full-time resident Leonard Knight, who lives at the site, Salvation Mountain was built from over 100,000 gallons of paint, haybales, wood and metal and was created by Mr. Knight to convey the message that "God Loves Everyone"

Salvation Mountain, near the desert community of Slab City and the small town of Niland on the east side of the Salton Sea. Built over several decades by full-time resident Leonard Knight, who lives at the site, Salvation Mountain was built from over 100,000 gallons of paint, haybales, wood and metal and was created by Mr. Knight to convey the message that “God Loves Everyone”.
Image ID: 22506
Location: Salvation Mountain, Niland, California, USA

Salvation Mountain, near the desert community of Slab City and the small town of Niland on the east side of the Salton Sea.  Built over several decades by full-time resident Leonard Knight, who lives at the site, Salvation Mountain was built from over 100,000 gallons of paint, haybales, wood and metal and was created by Mr. Knight to convey the message that "God Loves Everyone"

Salvation Mountain, near the desert community of Slab City and the small town of Niland on the east side of the Salton Sea. Built over several decades by full-time resident Leonard Knight, who lives at the site, Salvation Mountain was built from over 100,000 gallons of paint, haybales, wood and metal and was created by Mr. Knight to convey the message that “God Loves Everyone”.
Image ID: 22514
Location: Salvation Mountain, Niland, California, USA

After enjoying Salvation Mountain I took a look at nearby Slab City. Hmmm. Well. Yes. Indeed. After five minutes I decided I had my fill of the Slab City and moved on down the road.