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.

Published

You've Never Seen Sunrises Like Those at Death Valley

Some national parks hold your hand while you amble through verdant meadows and down peaceful woodland trails, taking selfies and feeling at one with the universe. Death Valley is not that park, nor...

Emily Pennington
Mar 1, 2020

Meet the Couple Smashing Colorado's Peakbagging Records

Last November, the Kirks became the youngest by nearly a decade (John was 42 and Alyson 35) to check off every Colorado peak above 11,000 feet. That’s 53 14ers, 584 13ers, 676 12ers, and 468 11ers,...

Emily Pennington
Jun 18, 2019