Redwood National Park Is Straight Out of ‘Star Wars’
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.
As I backpacked through old-growth trees in Redwood National Park, only one thought dominated my brain waves: dear God, I want to see an Ewok. This forest of towering sempervirents (coastal redwoods) was made famous in the early 1980s when it appeared in the Star Wars franchise as the landscape for the fictional planet of Endor. Today it is no less striking or wonder filled, a.... Continue Reading at Outside Online