Salvation Mountain is missing its guiding spirit: Leonard Knight, who spent most of three decades painting the adobe-clad monument in the desert, is now 80 and in a convalescent home. The challenge of rescuing the landmark has fallen to his friends and supporters.
 Photo:  The landmark is shown in a time-exposure photograph in May 2010. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Salvation Mountain is missing its guiding spirit: Leonard Knight, who spent most of three decades painting the adobe-clad monument in the desert, is now 80 and in a convalescent home. The challenge of rescuing the landmark has fallen to his friends and supporters.

Photo: The landmark is shown in a time-exposure photograph in May 2010. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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    One of my favorite things as a kid was Salvation Mountain. It’s sad to hear about Leonard Knight’s condition.
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    NOOOO!
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  24. simonerein said: That’s a pity, I hope it gets taken care of. It’s a really fantastic piece of outsider art no matter what your religious background is.