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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverside apartments post what they’ll cost

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Once again last week, the bike took me on the trail between the Willamette River and The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction near Bowman Park in Albany. Then, over the weekend, I noticed that the Salem-based developers have opened a website that shows the floor plans of different units and what they will […]


A Halloween ride on the Simpson Park Trail

Written October 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A sunny autumn afternoon makes for a perfect day for checking up on one of Albany’s best trails. So that’s what I did on Halloween —  take the bike down the Simpson Park Trail and back.


An autumn day on the Simpson Park trail

Written November 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The dry weather of the last few days has made this a great time to visit Albany’s Simpson Park trail, whether on foot or on a fat-tire bike.


Caught in the act: Surreptitious dumping

Written December 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes video surveillance of public property pays off. Consider, for example, the entrance to Albany’s Water Gardens, which not too long ago somebody mistook for a good place to discard a couch.


A neglected lake near Albany

Written September 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To get to the Simpson Park Trail, you pass what is advertised as the boater access on First Lake. But the conditions are such that there’s no great rush of boaters at this neglected Albany lake.


Giving real Vandals a bad name

Written August 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Monday, I came across this scene at the entrance to Albany’s Simpson Park and Talking Water Gardens, and it leads to this conclusion: People who overturn portable toilets or commit other acts of vandalism are telling the world that, unlike the historical Vandals, they are really, really dumb.


On the trail: Seen this girl?

Written September 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It’s rare that you meet another person on the narrow, winding wooded trail between Albany’s Simpson and Bowman parks. Today, though, I ran into a man who was tacking a missing-person poster to a tree. Here, listen to him explain:


 
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