It seems like I've been hiking around the mountains and deserts of the American Southwest for most of my life. Since grad school I've been lucky enough to expand my range to more distant parts of the Pacific Rim. Here are some highlights.
Mount Whitney, California; 14, 495 feet (4,418 meters)
Death Valley, California: -282 feet (-86 meters)
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Half Dome, Yosemite, California
Torres del Paine, Chile