|Sitting on a (Salvation) Mountain|
A couple of years ago I was wandering in the desert and pulled into the town of Calipatria, Calif. It was a weekday morning in June, around 9 a.m., and I wanted to take a walk and get some water. I went into a store and this biker dude behind the counter started talking to me, asking me where I was from etc. I told him I came to the desert every summer to hike, and he reminded me that Salvation Mountain was still active but that Leonard Knight, the fine character who created it, was ailing and in a home.
|Supplies at Salvation Mountain|
in the late 90s, and Leonard was out there. It was early evening and
|Water tank art|
I had heard about some resentment over the attention the mountain was getting from the residents of Slab City, an encampment just down the road a bit.