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Memorial Day Happenings: North Lake Tahoe

By Tim Hauserman  The Memorial Day weekend is a great time to be at Tahoe. It’s not crazy busy like 4th of July, it’s more of a holiday that looks you right in the face and says…holy cow… summer is coming. Well, hopefully it…
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Ride Donner Lake to Cisco…and back!

By Tim Hauserman  One of my favorite bike rides in the Tahoe region is the Donner Lake to Cisco Grove route along Highway 40. The 42 mile ride has a bit of everything: Steep climbs and descents on Donner Pass, as well as plenty of time…
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The rest of February: Lots of fun stuff to do.

By Tim Hauserman While skiers and snowboarders would prefer more snow, there are still plenty of fun things to do in Tahoe the rest of February. Here are ten suggestions: Alpenglow Winter Mountain Festival: Nine days of activities centered…

Siren Arts: Proposed Art Center for Tahoe City!

by Tim Hauserman The North Tahoe Fire Protection District moved out of it’s lakeside fire station above the Commons Beach in Tahoe City in 2011. Since that time the large gray building has remained unoccupied. Several attempts have been…

Snow…finally comes to Lake Tahoe!

By Tim Hauserman We were having one of those winters. No, not one of those winters like last year where we had so much snow we didn’t know what to do with it. More like one of THOSE winters from three years ago, when it seemed like the…

Hiking in Sugar Pine Point State Park

By Tim Hauserman While snow has covered the upper reaches of the Sierra, at lake level we got just a dusting from the last storm. I made some lemonade out of that lack of snow by heading down to Sugar Pine Point for a hike along the lake…
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Smoke on the Water

by Tim Hauserman Since the first few smaller winter storms are now under our belt, it’s time to move from road construction season to controlled burn season. In an effort to reduce the potential for a catastrophic fire in the Tahoe region,…
Halloween Scarecrow

Scarecrows!

By Tim Hauserman Every year Tahoe City shows it's fall colors not only with its vibrant red maple trees lining the streets, and of course with the lovely October weather,  but with a host of scary scarecrows tucked into many corners along…
Fall Tree Colors

Twenty ways to enjoy Tahoe before the snow flies!

By Tim Hauserman Mountain bike the Burton Creek State Park/Tahoe Cross Country trails for fall colors Check out the Taylor Creek Kokanee Salmon hiking trail and profile chamber Hike into Desolation Wilderness, which actually lives up…
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The September Slows

by Tim Hauserman During the crazy busy days of August and Labor Day, my local swimming spot on Lake Tahoe was often so crowded it was hard to find space on the pier to lie down. Earlier this month, I walked down to the beach for a swim…
North Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain biker alert! Time to work on the trail

                                    By Tim Hauserman Lake Tahoe is mountain biking paradise,…
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A home for Honey and Buddy?

By Tim Hauserman While Lake Tahoe is best known as a spectacularly beautiful place full of outdoor recreational possibilities, it is important to remember it is also a place where caring people do great things not only for each other, but…
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The Rest of August

By Tim Hauserman While Labor Day looms in the calendar, there is still a lot of awesome activities to take advantage of before the heat of summer turns to the colors of fall. Here are four great choices to enjoy in August: Rafting The…
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National Laser Sailboat Championships at Lake Tahoe

By Tim Hauserman For over thirty summers, Monday nights at North Lake Tahoe has meant Laser Racing with the Tahoe Yacht Club. Lasers are single handed sailboats that are fast and physically demanding, requiring a great deal of strength…
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Playing on the Truckee River

by Tim Hauserman Nothing like a Saturday afternoon ride along the Truckee River to remind me to pass on a few tips about rafting or riding on the Truckee River. Rafting the Truckee The big winter we just had led to a topsy turfy summer…
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Tahoe City’s Five Favorites for Summer!

Concerts on the Beach: The lake is high, the temperatures are pretty dang perfect, and the music is fine at the edge of Lake Tahoe every Sunday at Concerts on The Commons. Whether you are there to enjoy the view, socialize with the throngs…
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Ride to Truckee…and beyond!

By Tim Hauserman An early summer midweek morning is a great time to ride your bike from Tahoe City to Truckee, and then, along the Truckee Legacy Trail to Glenshire. The roaring Truckee River is your companion the entire route, the temperatures…
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Memorial Day Weekend! It's Festival time!

  By Tim Hauserman After this past winter, any paragraph with the word summer in it is a welcome relief. So here it comes, a blog post about Memorial Day weekend: The unofficial start of summer in the Sierra. While the 4th…
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Ahh May! Month of Transition

By Tim Hauserman On May 1st, I sat along the crystal clear, calm as glass edge of Lake Tahoe, and began to have visions of paddleboarding or kayaking. It’s been a long, hard winter, and 60 degrees felt pretty dang warm. There was just a…