We recently asked you, our readers, about your favorite vacation destinations in the West. We hoped you would send us some hidden gems -- and you did. We’ve whittled down more than 100 submissions to 12, and now we’re evaluating which of those dozen will make our final list. Will it be the place where you need a jacket even if it’s 90 degrees outside? Will it be that hidden little lake that families swoon over? To see the finalists -- and offer your opinion -- go to latimes.com/finalists.
-- Catharine Hamm
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