Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. She’s written for Backpacker Magazine, Adventure Journal, REI, Mountain Life Magazine, and dozens of websites like Lonely Planet, Outdoor Project, The Outbound, and Modern Hiker, to name a few. When she’s not hunched over her laptop, you can usually find her sleeping in the dirt all over the Sierra Nevada.

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I Successfully Escaped Crowds at Zion National Park

From far-flung mesas to rainy weather, our travel columnist managed to avoid the bustle at one of the Utah's most popular hiking destinations. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 15th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Jul 24, 2020

Add Guadalupe Mountains to Your Must-Visit List

Hike to the top of Texas and take in the views of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's eighth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
May 1, 2020

Find Stillness at Carlsbad Caverns

Explore underground and see a famous bat colony in southern New Mexico. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's seventh stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Apr 26, 2020

Add Big Bend to Your Bucket List

Separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande, Big Bend is a stunning national park in Texas with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, javelinas, and hot springs. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's sixth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Apr 15, 2020