Best Bald Spot

Mount Baldy

Sleek stone steps lead to panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country atop Mount Baldy aka Prayer Mountain aka Old Baldy. "Baldy" is somewhat deceiving because the mount sports generous patches of numerous tree varieties. Located just outside of Wimberley, this nature escape closed to the public indefinitely and was purchased a few years ago by the local City Gate Church (which blessed it "Prayer Mountain"). Apparently, City Gate's prayers were answered when buyers purchased the property the congregation could no longer take care of. If the mountain's three names weren't confusing enough, the land exchange stems to 1900, when Mount Baldy and its nearby fair-haired sister mountain were purchased by the Lowery family and dubbed Edith and Edna, respectively.

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