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.
See 300-foot-tall redwoods, banana slugs, and more in this dreamlike landscape. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 16th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.