My name is Ashley Riordan and I'm a grad student living in Southern California. I’m originally from Washington state, and maybe I’ll make it back there eventually.

I started with the goal of visiting every National Park in the United States, and I fell in love with hiking and adventure along the way. So far I have visited 18 National Parks. Thanks for the inspiration Ken Burns!

My favorite National Park is Sequoia. Sometimes, Zion. Occasionally, Bryce Canyon. Usually, the one I visited last. I return to my favorites often. The California parks are my favorite, but the Utah parks are magic. You can find a list of all the National Parks I've visited here. I'm a fan of State Parks too.

In addition to writing here, I also make videos about books and host a pop culture podcast. If you want to follow this blog, you can subscribe by RSS or email