By in Travel

Banner Forest Heritage Park, Port Orchard, WA, USA

I have recently started getting together from a with a social activities group that I joined through the website, There is always something that they get together to do, and now that there are some beautiful days, as we get closer to the springtime, the weekends have included some day hikes.

Last Saturday, we went to Banner Forest Heritage Park in Port Orchard, which is well-over 600 acres of hiking trails. This particular park also has equestrian trails as there is a section in the parking lot indicating "equestrian parking."

There was also evidence of horses on the trail. I am curious, however, why dog owner must clean up after their pets when they "do their business," but horse owners do not have to do the same? These are the things that make me curious about life.

I love the moss on the trees and that the other plants are still in a dormant winter state. I do, however, look forward to the summer and how the forest changes. This will definitely be a park I will revisit.

Author, taken 2/21/2015 Author, taken 2/21/2015

All photos taken by the author.

© 2015 Coral Levang

hiking | | Outdoors | Exercise | Friendship

Also, check out Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale, WA !

Image Credit » Author, taken 21 Feb 2014, Port Orchard, WA

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


scheng1 wrote on February 28, 2015, 4:20 AM

If you ask all the horse owners to clean up after their horses, they will return with a ton of waste.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 28, 2015, 6:53 AM

Given the choice I would rather stand in horse poop than dog poop. Just saying lol emoticon :grin:

Ellis wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:51 AM

It may be that there is no meat in their diet...but it is an interesting point..

JohnRoberts wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:22 AM

Looks lovely. Much of Washington State is beautiful. Olympia National Park is not to be missed.

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:43 AM

I do so agree with you. ONP is one of my favorites. It is fun, however, to explore these preserves here in our local area. None of them costs, and are all volunteer-driven.

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:44 AM

I hear you, but is it not another double standard in life? emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:45 AM

Perhaps. But it strikes me as odd.

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:48 AM

All they have to do is put one of the manure catchers at the back of the saddle, just as they do in parades, etc.

AngelSharum wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:41 PM

Nice trees. I love moss as well. I have a lot of photos of it on trees and rocks.

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:53 PM

Thanks. Moss and lichens are plants (?) that I find fascinating.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:23 PM

What beautiful pictures! I'm sure that you'll want to go back again and again as the seasons change.

Kasman wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:32 PM

I'll bet that park is heaving with people during the summer - it looks to be a beautiful place. How many horses do you see doing their business on city streets? Maybe that's the difference.

BarbRad wrote on February 28, 2015, 6:24 PM

I love the forests with mossy trees. I'm curious as to how the meet-ups work.