Salvation Mountain

... Leonard rises at 5:00 a.m. and heads into town for a cup of coffee. He is soon back at the mountain working the adobe clay that he has had soaking in water from the day before. There is always painting to do (if he has paint.) Leonard works on whatever he feels like at the time -- but he is always working on something. In the summer months when the temperature is usually between105° and 120° (41°and 49°C), he is usually done with the hard stuff by 10 or 11 o'clock. During the heat of the day, Leonard likes to take a nap. As you might expect, he has very few visitors at this timeVisitors experiencing the mountain of year as opposed to the winter time when upwards of 100 people and more might journey to Salvation Mountain on any given day. During these times, much of his day is taken up with showing Dusk at the mountain visitors around and answering questions. The average high  temperature during the winter months is in the 60's and 70's while the average low can be in the 30's. For this reason, Leonard usually goes to bed with the sun. It's just too cold to do anything else.       [Back]