Hi there! I’m Emily Pennington.
I’m a writer, adventurer, world traveler, and all-around lover of things that get people out of their comfort zones. These days, I call Los Angeles my home, but you can often find me sleeping in the dirt all over Sequoia, Yosemite, and the Eastern Sierra.

When I’m not out trekking, I work as a freelance journalist. I’m proud to have written for Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Adventure Journal, REI, and Mountain Life Magazine.

My online blogs have been featured at Outdoor Project, Camping for Women, Women Who Explore, Hike It Off, and The Outbound, to name a few.

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I was recently interviewed for HumaNature on Wyoming Public Radio, chatting about the gut-shattering experience of breaking up with my boyfriend while climbing Mt. Whitney. I love the way this episode turned out.

It was my giddiest pleasure to be featured on the Of Mountains and Men podcast a while back. Click here to check out the full episode!