My most favorite place in the world is the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in central Idaho. The Sawtooth Mountains are a beautiful, impressive range laced with fabulous hiking trails. Lakes nestled at the foot of the mountains provide fishing, boating and swimming (although very cold!) options.
The headwaters of the Salmon River are in the Sawtooth Valley, and downstream are opportunities for whitewater rafting. But it's the beauty of the place that touches my soul.
-- LISA RICHMOND, West Richland