Devil’s Backbone Overlook | Canyon Lake, Texas

These rolling hills and sweeping valleys dotted with oak and juniper and cactus make for a perfect location for a picnic and picture-taking on Farm Road 32.   Upon this 20-mile-long stretch of road and I knew exactly why it is called ‘The Devil’s Backbone’.  It is a twisting two-lane narrow road that goes up a steep hill, with absolutely beautiful hill country scenery on both sides of the road as you look down.  It had a chain link fence around it. It was hard to see the beauty of the hills. I found something interesting was about all the crosses and other items fixed to the fence.

The view affords one an unobstructed vista of the Blanco River Valley. It’s widely believed that the Backbone is haunted by the souls of ranchers who committed suicide to avoid being tortured by Comanches, and by an entire Confederate army troop that thunders through in the night.The view is to die for, literally, as people take ashes of cremated significant others and toss them off the cliff.

I was glad to stop by to see some interesting stuff that hung on the fence.  Off I go to Kerrville,  these next two stops to see the Empty Cross and Stonehenge II.


About christy

I'm a deaf road travel photographer. I love creating visual eye candy, be it my digital artwork or photography. More often than not, it turns out to be a combination of both. All I need is a map, a camera, and seeking new adventures on wheels full time. Hailed from the Texas-born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, my photography was always my hobby, off and on, when time permitted. I had itched for a big change. I bought my first DSLR camera, I found myself falling back into photography again, and I've decided to pursue it full-time. I am specializing in landscapes however my interests are in the horizon into whatever catches my eye, I shoot.
This entry was posted in Roaming Every Corner, Texas, Weird Roadside Attractions and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s