~ Winner of the BigSky Award ~
In 1984 Leonard Knight stopped off at the side of the road in Slab City, California. Twenty-five years later, he has built a mountain to God in the middle of the desert on land owned by no one. “I’m touchy about not mouthing off too much about God’s love and all that, but I want the mountain to prove that I love him.” People now come from all over to see the mountain, bringing paint and donations. At seventy- four, Leonard lives on the mountain without running water or electricity. He works every day.