Well I had this whole series edited and then completely forgot to post to the blog!
One of my favorites places I’ve ever visited was Salvation Mountain. I know now it seems to be a trending location thanks to all it’s recent attention after Coachella. But it was a place that has always piqued my interest, and I feel so lucky to have been able to visit during my road trip to Coachella. Even if we had to drive on through the middle of nowhere to reach it.
If you haven’t been here yet, I recommend going in the afternoon/evening when it’s not so very hot. Watching the sun set from the top of the mountain was on my bucket list, and it was just as wonderful as I had hoped. This magical place is full of such peace and good vibes. The message is clear and simple- LOVE. And I couldn’t agree more with it. Love is everywhere at Salvation Mountain. And it’s really inspiring to see a small group of people who dedicate such love and care for the masterpiece. If you don’t know the story, here’s a brief lowdown…
Salvation Mountain is an art installation in the middle of the California Desert, created by a very passionate and loving soul, Leonard Knight. He wanted to spread the message of what was burning so deeply inside his heart, and spent four years building the mountain. At first he built it with cement and filled it with sand. But the sand cause for poor structure and the mountain collapsed. He then spent several more years rebuilding it using native adobe clay and straw, then coating it with colorful paint. Though Leonard passed away in 2014, the Mountain is never really finished and continues to be built and maintained by volunteers.
I find myself filled with love when I think about the place. Someone’s passion led them to create something this beautiful to spread their love to the world in a unique way. Even his legacy continues even though he is gone. How amazing is that! I’m so thankful I got to experience Salvation Mountain and share it with you.
P.S.- there is a part 2 and part 3 coming up next, along with our Salvation Mountain film! Stay tuned!
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