A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
We shouldn’t forget that so many people in Oregon have lost their jobs and income because of the coronavirus panic. But Albany’s forest trails offer at least a chance to get away from the news.
You can’t say Albany city officials are not cautious. Overly, extra, super cautious sometimes. As when they kept Simpson Park and the Talking Water Gardens off limits a full day after a fire nearly a mile away was put out.
September is a great time to venture out on Albany’s two riverside trails, one on each side of the Willamette. I was reminded of this when I rode my bike along the Simpson Park trail last week.