Hiking

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

While in Tucson, Arizona, some of the PSL team took a little hike at Saguaro National Park. It is a unique desert landscape that has visitors driving a one-way 7 mile loop with occasional stop offs to take in the views and get some nice photos. The time there was made unique as we could see a looming storm in the distance towards the end of the time there. It made for some seriously atmospheric photography! I hope you enjoy! 

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

Recently a member of the Plant-Smart Living team went out to Arizona to visit family for the Christmas holiday. They landed in Phoenix, Arizona and proceeded to drive 2 hours south to Tucson. Along the way, they stopped off a the notable half-way point that is Picacho Peak State Park. It becomes visible in the distance nearly 30 minutes before arrival, and provides some really great views that we are not all that accustomed to in Pennsylvania. I hope you enjoy some of these beautiful photos! 

Hiking the Delaware Water Gap - Adams Falls


Hiking the Delaware Water Gap - Adams Falls


Let me preface this batch of photographs by stating clearly that the hike to Adams Falls is not easy. There is one particular section that will be challenging for those who are unstable on their feet and not athletic, which requires you to scale this rather high, vertical rock wall. We witnessed one family with small children turn around at this point, which was probably a wise decision but unfortunate as well because the falls lie right beyond this section.

With this out of the way, I overall enjoyed the natural beauty of the waterfall and hiking trail that led to it. The actual enjoyment of the falls was only blighted by the large quantity of people who were there, some of them not so respectively as they were smoking cigarettes (among other things from what I could tell). I have since learned that this is more or less a “hot spot” for college aged crowds. Of course, this is no problem at all, but let’s all at least respect each other and the environment we are in.

Plant Smart Living at La Jolla Beach in Sunny Southern California – The Beach of Seals


Plant Smart Living at La Jolla Beach in Sunny Southern California – The Beach of Seals


Having had the opportunity to visit San Diego in the summer of 2015, we have returned with stories and, more importantly, photos to share with our Plant-Smart Living subscribers. We were constantly impressed with the natural environment present in this area of the country, something so different than what we normally see tucked away in the mountainous and grassy terrain of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Plant-Smart Living at Torrey Pines State Park and Beach in San Diego, California!


Plant-Smart Living at Torrey Pines State Park and Beach in San Diego, California!


During the summer of 2015, the team of PSL took a trip to visit some family in San Diego, California; and took advantage of this opportunity to also take in some of the beautiful sights Southern CA has to offer. Without a doubt, the landscape is far different than the moderate climate we typically have in Pennsylvania, so we are excited to share our stories and photographs with you! While there is much to see and do in this area, we found ourselves returning to Torrey Pines State Park several times during our week spent in California.

Plant Smart Living Explores Taughannock Falls State Park and Seneca Lake in Upstate New York


Plant Smart Living Explores Taughannock Falls State Park and Seneca Lake in Upstate New York


Having been to Watkins Glen State Park and the little college town of Ithaca, the team here at Plant Smart Living decided to make another trek into Upstate NY to see some more sights that were overlooked during the previous adventures. We decided to go to Taughannock Falls State Park as from photos we saw on Google, it appeared to be just our kind of place!

 

An Adventure to Gollub Park in Easton, PA


An Adventure to Gollub Park in Easton, PA


Gollub Park is found tucked away neatly amongst a semi-populated residential area in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is one of those local parks that you wouldn’t want to drive a long distance to visit (and I wouldn’t recommend it!), but if you live or are visiting the area, it’s well deserving of your time, especially if you want to see some unique views of the area from a place that is not traveled heavily at all.