This month we asked leading outdoor expertsclimbers, explorers, photographers, and writersto name their favorite places in the United States. Read our staff favorites below, then cast your own vote in our forum.
John Rasmus, Editor in Chief: The secret canyons and gulches in the Four Corners areafrom Bluff, Utah, to Monument Valley, Arizona
Mark Jannot, Executive Editor: The entirety of Highway 1, from Leggett to Marin County, California
James B. Meigs, Deputy Editor/Features: Leidig Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California
Lynne Sanford, Managing Editor: Arch Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Stephen Byers, Editor at Large: Madison River Channels, between Ennis and Ennis Lake, Montana
Jerry Beilinson, Senior Editor: Elkton Hut, outside of Crested Butte, Colorado
James Vlahos, Senior Editor: Warner Valley, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Maura Fritz, Contributing Editor: Menemsha beach, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
David McAninch, Copy Chief: Clark Lake, Wisconsin
Kalee Thompson, Associate Editor: The teardrop lake at Mount Madison, New Hampshire
Melissa Wagenberg, Assistant Editor: Dusk at Montauk Beach, New York, looking out to the Terrace, a local surf spot
Nicole Davis, Reporter/Researcher: Rialto Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Cliff Ransom, Reporter/Researcher: Canyon de Salto, at the base of the Rincon Mountains, Arizona
Christian DeBenedetti, Assistant Researcher: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Mary Anne Potts, Assistant to the Editor: Francis Stone Rock Quarry, near Greencastle, Indiana
Julie Curtis, Design Director: Sundance, Provo, Utah
Nell Hupman, Deputy Photo Editor: Outer Banks, North Carolina
Robert Perino, Art Director: Block Island, Rhode Island
Eve Binder, Assistant Art Director: Letchworth State Park near Geneseo, New York
Kristen McClarty, Assistant Photo Editor: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
Steve Turner, Production Design Associate: The Adirondacks, New York!
Michelle Nihamin, Photo Assistant: The coast north of San Francisco along Highway 1, California
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