Bryce Canyon Was the Reprieve I Needed
62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and she wanted to see them before it’s too late.
Pennington has returned to traveling and is committed to following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of herself and others. She’s visiting new parks as they open and closely adhering to best safety practices.
When I caught my first glimpse of Bryce Canyon, a big, toothy grin burst across my face. My eyes welled up with tears, and I felt for the first time in a long time that everything was going to be all right. You see, I had been driving alone for nine hours in the infancy of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though it was early March and quarantine orders would not be implemented for w.... Continue Reading at Outside Online