Ashland is a hippie college town about 20 minutes south of where I live. It is home to my future school beginning in September 2009, Southern Oregon University.
I have been making the hike up Table Rock since my elementary school field trip days. It has been everything from a fun activity with friends to a place to spend quality time with my Mom, from a spur of the moment way to kill boredom to a place to get away from the stresses of the everyday electronic (digital!) world. Currently, my boyfriend and I make the trip there whenever we both have a day off and aren't too busy with life's chores, which ends up being once every week or so.