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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Gorp Article, August 2010
The Top Ten Potential Future National Monuments
The shortlist of public lands angling for national monument status has leaked—and here's our top picks.
Away Article, March 2010
Icefields Parkway Scenic Drives
Gorp Article, July 2009
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 attention—and with it, millions of visitors—here are ten oft-overlooked