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LA Weekend To Do: Salvation Mountain

  • If you’re looking for an alternative to overcrowded beaches and swimming holes for the long weekend, here’s a suggestion from Julian at our La Brea shop. He recently took a day trip to Salvation Mountain and shared some photos of the technicolor folk art installation with us:

    The hillside “mountain” is located in Niland, California, a town near the Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert, about a 3 hour drive from LA. Created over 30 years by local resident Leonard Knight, who passed away earlier this year, it’s made of adobe, straw, and old junk covered in thousands of gallons of paint. For 26 years, Leonard lived nearby in the home he built on the back of a 1939 fire truck he had decked out in a similar fashion, without electricity, gas, air conditioning, running water, or a phone.

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    Salvation-Mountain-Yellow-Brick-Road

    Salvation-Mountain-WATER-TANK

    Salvation-Mountain-BRANCHES

    Many thanks to Julian! You can see more of our staff travels here.

    This entry was posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 7:57 am and is filed under Travels. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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