I Successfully Escaped Crowds at Zion
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.
Being the fourth-most-visited national park is a recipe for almost constant crowds in central Zion Canyon. Add to that the fact that most visitors never venture outside the 15-mile-long main strip, and it can feel damn near impossible to find a quiet corner to enjoy the scenery.
And yet, frazzled by weeks of travel and the pandemic, I made it my mission to do just that.&nb.... Continue Reading at Outside Online