Author Archives: LocalsGuide

Applegate Lake

Close enough for an easy day trip, but feeling remote enough for a weekend away, Applegate Lake has an away-from-it all appeal. This is a no-wake reservoir, so leave the speedboats at home, and watch the Osprey and Bald Eagles hunt the abundant fish in this wilderness lake. The earthen...

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Howard Prairie Lake

“If I had a pony, I’d ride him on my boat, ” Lyle Lovett must have been singing about Howard Prairie Lake, a lovely mid-elevation destination about 18 miles (29 km) east of Ashland with both the best sailing and horseback riding opportunities in the area. The lake was formed...

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Mountain Bike Trails

White Rabbit mountain bike trail (6.7 miles) is popular because it is so accessible to Ashland. It is heavily used by hikers as well as mountain bikers, and provides great views of Mt. Ashland and Emigrant Lake. To ride as a loop, begin at the Lupine drive parking area of...

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Myron Cretney – Author of Simple Pleasures

Myron Cretney has lived many years in the mountains of southern Oregon, playing music, writing songs and learning from nature. He enjoys learning and teaching earth-based living skills with people of all ages. Exploring ways we might live more sustainably (both socially and environmentally) is of ongoing interest for him. I...

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Community Wellness Faire

Lotus White, hypnotherapist and intuitive healing therapist, agreed to speak with me recently about why the creation of a local Wellness Faire became a personal goal. When I returned to the Rogue Valley after having lived for two years in Kauai I realized that our community of healers was in...

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MATT TERRERI, DC, CCSP CHIROPRACTOR

Today we’re talking with Matt Terreri, a licensed chiropractor and sports physician at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine. Matt applies twelve years of experience blending chiropractic with the most up to date sports knowledge and techniques. Dr. Terreri how did you get into your field of work? When I was a...

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Dr. Mark Bricca On Healing

Mark Bricca, N.D., L.Ac., recently  joined the staff of the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland. A naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Bricca focuses on the treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and endocrine imbalance, as well as anxiety and depression.   The...

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Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, Sunshine Salon

Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, is an Ashland locals’ favorite. She and our family (I’m her brother) have lived in Ashland since the mid-1970’s. Enjoying the cool shade of Guanajuato Way on a hot August day, we sat next to Lithia Creek, and chatted about her profession. Tom: How did you choose...

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