Heather Hansen is based in Boulder, Colorado, but has backpacked, kayaked, and bushwhacked her way around the globe. Her favorite recent adventures include standing atop Mount Kilimanjaro and buzzing over Victoria Falls in a microlight plane. She has contributed to Mother Jones, Outside, Men's Journal, and the Mountain Gazette, among others. Heather is co-author of Disappearing Destinations (Vintage, 2008) a critically-acclaimed guide to the world's endangered places.
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The Top Ten Potential Future National Monuments
The shortlist of public lands angling for national monument status has leakedand here's our top picks.
Icefields Parkway Scenic Drives
Top Ten Alternative National and State Parks
Our country's parks system provides some of the best and most spectacularly beautiful options for a budget-friendly vacation in the outdoors. Although some parks get all the attentionand with it, millions of visitorshere are ten oft-overlooked