HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Flowers for Aurelio: A roadside tribute

Written January 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Some roadside memorials in the Albany area – – and elsewhere, too — start fading away after a time. But not this one on Bryant Way.


On the way to check on Bowers Rock

Written October 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The weather on Halloween was perfect for a short bike ride into the country, the object of which was to check whether there was anything new at Bowers Rock. Through all that wind noise on the mike, you may have heard me say “hazelwood.” What I meant was “hazelnut,” of course. Well, at the conclusion […]


No coronavirus in the open countryside

Written April 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

One welcome side effect of the corona outbreak has been many more people on bikes in and around Albany, especially in the open country outside of town this sunny Saturday in spring.


Today’s mystery quiz: What’s that ruin?

Written June 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On a hillside just above the loop drive around Bryant Park, you can just make out a concrete foundation. Climbing up and taking a look, however, doesn’t get you any closer to understanding what this structure might have been for, back in the day.


Bowers Rock: The access deed

Written June 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The public does have the right to access Bowers Rock State Park via Bryant Way, according to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation.


It was just a trickle

Written December 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The sign on Bryant Way was right on Christmas Eve, but just barely.


Bike route still blocked? Nope

Written February 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

(Please find the update below). This is getting a little old. I keep thinking that the “Road Closed” signs on both ends of Bryant Drive and Bryant Way outside of Albany may be outdated. But no, they’re not.


 
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