It hasn't rain since Sunday and isn't supposed to for the foreseeable future. Sun abounds. I used the evening to get my butt and single speed mountain bike (Surly Karate Monkey) over to Banner Forest for some riding.
Banner Forest is just that - a forest. And taking pictures isn't hard, it's just they all seem to look quite similar.
Banner is pretty flat. The trails just south of the parking lot had quite a few muddy spots. However, as I worked farther west, the trails were in very good shape.
Banner is quite a maze of trails. There's not a map there but there is one online. Only a handful of trails are marked.
Banner is close to where I live. Maybe five miles, maybe a bit less. So, it makes for great after work riding and exploration. Now that the sun is around quite a bit, I hope to discover more of Banner's trails and get some feel for where I am when I'm there.
I'd like to go there on a Saturday morning. That way, if/when I get lost, I have all day to find my way out. Since the whole land area is only one mile by one mile, I could always bush whack my way to a bordering road if it came to that.