Mount Baldy

Indiana Natural Areas: LaPorte County


Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy is a living dune, so-called because it moves several feet inland every year. In the process, it buries the vegetation in the path of its advance, and a look at its downwind slope reveals the tops of dead trees sticking forlornly out of the mountain of sand. At some point in the not-too-distant future, it seems likely to bury the parking area and associated facilities. A few years ago, a child fell into a void left by a decayed tree, and access has been somewhat limited since then. Thereís a path to the beach, though itís not certain if it will ever again be possible to enjoy the amazing views once available from the top.


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