Day trips like the 30-mile drive to Blanco underscore the calmness and rugged beauty of this part of the Hill Country. First, check off Wimberley’s Old Baldy from your list by making an early-morning ascent up its 218 stone steps to the tabletop summit for a 360-degree view of the surrounding hillsides and treetops.

Old Baldy is a popular summit for climbing and exploring, draws outdoorsy types eager to work up a sweat for a view.

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