Your guide to the most beautiful places on the planet.




These aren't just any hikes, they're the most spectacular places in the world.


Rodney Lough Jr. has spent a lifetime traveling to the ends of the earth, weathering all types of climates, in order to find the best views of the most beautiful places on the planet. Now he's sharing these special places with the world. Whether you're a photographer, an avid hiker or just want to make your family vacation more special, these are places you need to see.


Stand Here Viewpoints are in locations ranging from Acadia to Zion National Parks, a slew of National Forests and even a few places you wouldn't expect, like the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. These aren't just any hikes within just any parks; they're the most spectacular places in the world.

Stand Here gives you everything you'll need to know to get to each of these locations, from what airport to fly into to detailed GPS-tracked maps showing you just where to hike. We also supply all the information you'll need to make your trip a great one, including the best place to lay your head at night and the perfect places to eat in the morning.

From stunning spots just off the side of the road where you can watch the sun sink down into the ocean to flower-filled meadows deep in the mountainous wilderness, Stand Here will guide you every step of the way.

Stand Here is:

Your guide to the most beautiful places on the planet

All the information you'll need to fly, drive and hike to stand exactly where Rodney stood when he took each of his spectacular photos

Detailed maps and hiking instructions to get you there and real-time GPS tracking to always keep you on the right trail

Tools to help you on your hike, including detailed elevation profiles, weather information and the ability to track your own trails

Free park information ranging from Rodney's favorite restaurants and hotels to visitor center hours to the best campsites

Profile to share your photos, videos and stories from the trail
Stand Here iPhone App available now

There's a reason why we call it America the beautiful and I want to show you why through Stand Here!


Rodney Lough Jr. knows the outdoors like few others do. His family has been traversing the hidden corners of this country since before it was even a country, and he's been hiking and camping the wild places of America since he was just a small boy riding on his father's back. He took up photography not long after, receiving his first camera at the age of 12. It wasn't always clear that photography was his life's calling. He earned a Masters in Statistics, with a minor in mathematics, and soon had a steady job in the corporate world. However, he always hiked, camped and worked on his wilderness photography in his spare time with his wife and their four children.

One day when he was traveling in Colorado, a stunning mountain view inspired a profound moment of clarity that made him realize that his true calling was right in front of him. He belonged on the trail with camera in hand and boots on the ground, not surrounded by cubicles. From that moment on his love of adventure and photography took hold of his destiny and dramatically changed both his life and career. He resigned from his corporate position and set out on a new career path as a professional landscape photographer and entrepreneur.

Rodney’s Las Vegas Gallery Now, after years of documenting the world's most scenic and wild locations, Rodney has amassed a collection of photographs that are unequaled in their breadth of geographic range and sheer beauty. His dedication has earned him numerous national and international awards, including a Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. He has received honors from both the United Nations and United States Senate and now has a selection of his work as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's permanent collection.

Through his lifetime of exploring and photographing the world's wilderness, Rodney has learned better than anyone where the most beautiful places on the planet are, how to get to them and when to go. Now he's sharing that knowledge with the world. He's teaching everyone how to Stand Here.

More than anything, we want to protect these hidden gems so they remain unspoiled for generations to come.


Stand Here is "your guide to the most beautiful places on the planet." These are untouched spots where nature remains pristine. Guiding people there is only part of our mission; more than anything, we want to protect these hidden gems so they remain unspoiled for generations to come. By taking part in Stand Here, you are joining us in the preservation of the world's irreplaceable natural wonders.

We could have kept these places a secret, but we don't believe that's the best way to protect them. As you will see for yourself, when people experience the majesty of these places first hand, they cannot help but fall in love with them and be inspired to support their protection.

Our goal is to create a community of like-minded people dedicated to preserving these places, and you can be a part of it. For each Stand Here Viewpoint you visit, a portion of the sale will be donated to protect that very spot. The locations with the most visitations will receive the most protective attention, and not only will you get to experience the majesty of these places firsthand, you'll help preserve each and every one.

We firmly believe that we can leave the planet in better shape than we found it. By protecting the world's most beautiful places, we can create a better world, for us and for our children's children. However, we can't do it alone. We need you to stand with us.