Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington is Outside Online’s parks and travel columnist. She’s written for The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Adventure JournalREI, and Backpacker, to name a few. When she’s not sleeping in the dirt, she’s frantically working on a book about visiting every U.S. national park, slated for release in 2022.

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This National Park Has Epic Wildlife Watching

Plan a trip to this Alaskan treasure to explore vast glaciers and to see huge whales and a diverse array of other fauna, says our 62 Parks columnist about the 35th stop on her quest to see every U.S. national park

Emily Pennington
May 13, 2021

This Is the Largest National Park in the U.S.

Put this Alaska gem high on your bucket list for epic backpacking, rafting, and mountaineering, says our 62 Parks columnist about the 34th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park

Emily Pennington
Apr 28, 2021

Alaska Delivers the Goods in Glacier Bay National Park

Not much tops seeing the the massive glaciers and vast empty wilderness in Glacier Bay—that’s the verdict of our 62 Parks Traveler about the 33rd stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Apr 15, 2021

Otherworldly Adventure at Crater Lake

There’s nothing quite like swimming in Oregon’s Crater Lake for the first time, an experience our 62 Parks Traveler enjoyed at her 32nd park on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Mar 24, 2021

Isle Royale Is About as Wild as a Place Can Get

The least visited park in the lower 48 has no roads, no cars, and empty hiking trails, and it’s home to moose, wolves, part of Lake Superior, and beautiful forests. It’s the 29th stop on our 62 Parks Traveler’s quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Mar 10, 2021

Teetering on the Edge of Volcanoes

Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park is an undiscovered hiker’s dream, and it’s the 31st stop on our 62 Parks Traveler’s quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Mar 3, 2021

Standing Up to a Bear in Kings Canyon

Vast mountains, majestic waterfalls, and a hungry bear are some of what our 62 Parks traveler encountered at her 30th park on her quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Feb 24, 2021

Staring Down Fear in Voyageurs National Park

Welcome to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to the Boundary Waters. Our 62 Parks Traveler found her own private island at her 28th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Jan 28, 2021