Who am I?

Hi there! I’m Emily Pennington.
I’m a writer, adventurer, solo 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 on high-elevation trails 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 Backpacker Magazine and Mountain Life Magazine.

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


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!