Continuing our Salton Sea adventure we also visited Salvation Mountain. Ahh how do I describe this place...ummm.....basically one slightly crazy guy (Leonard Knight), who really, really loves Jesus has built and painted his very own little mountain out of straw bales and adobe. He has also created a museum off to the side which mainly comprises more bible quotes and slogans inside a twisting cavern with embedded trees and old timber as structural support. Kind of like Dr Seuss on a bad trip.
He's still going strong but fairly deaf - we found him kicking back in the shade and we shared some of our lunch with Leonard and some dude who was touching up some of paint. It may be a little kooky but you gotta admire his dedication and the result, while maybe not fully aligned everyone's artistic taste, is certainly effective. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvation_Mountain
William, John, Raquel, Chris, Laura (Cheyenne took the photo)
Just behind the mountain is a place called Slab City - a former military base taken over by alternative lifestylers in RVs (Recreational Vee-Hicles) and featured in the book/movie "Into the Wild". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slab_City We didn't stay long as there wasn't anyone about in the middle of the day but there were a few pics to be had.