Salvation Mountain // @mattydthomas and I decided to book it to Leonard Knight's visionary environment at 6:30am today. Upon seeing the site from afar, the jumble of plaster and paint all akimbo in the shimmering heat of the Colorado Desert looked like a purposefully placed clump of trash. Knight spent nearly 30 years of his life building this profoundly weird and oddly beautiful sculpture. Also, you don't feel unwelcome if you are among those who seek spirituality outside of organized religion. There are men who move mountains and men who build them.