Spotted in the News: California’s Best View is From Anacapa Island


Backpacker magazine’s latest issue took a stab at naming the best view each state has to offer, and Channel Islands National Park in Southern California beat out Yosemite, Death Valley, and plenty of other logical spots for their pick. I think it’s a great choice.

Whenever I talk to people about Channel Islands, I pull out my smartphone and start scrolling through my photos. There are a lot of “oohs” and “ahhhs” at the views of Santa Cruz Island, which I photographed while on hikes and kayaking trips, but the biggest wide-eyed moment is when a photo from neighboring Anacapa Island comes up.