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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…
Lake Tahoe Cloudy Day

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…
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The River has Risen!

By Tim Hauserman This past winter we experienced near record amounts of snow at Lake Tahoe, with a good dousing of rain thrown in. Tahoe’s lake level is now only a bit more than a foot below the legal limit of the lake, with a lot of…
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Five Things to do in North Tahoe in April

  By Tim Hauserman While the snow is still deep in the high country, many ski areas are winding down with closing dates either the middle or end of April. With too much snow to hike and mountain bike in many places, but the ski areas…
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What a difference a year makes

By Tim Hauserman Everyone knows Lake Tahoe’s level has been rising rapidly this winter thanks to the copious quantities of snow and rain that we have received. But I’ve been too busy shoveling and skiing to go down to the lake shore to…
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Spring Skiing

By Tim Hauserman This winter it has seemed like we’ve spent more time shoveling than skiing, so it is pretty dang nice to have experienced the past few weeks of warm sunny weather. All that sunshine not only shrinks the pile of snow on…
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LUNAFEST Tahoe

By Tim Hauserman Head to the Tahoe Art Haus in The Cobblestone in Tahoe City on March 9th for LUNAFEST: nine short films designed to compel discussion, make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings. While the film’s content is diverse, the…
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Snowfest 2017!

  By Tim Hauserman Here it comes! The 36th annual Snowfest in North Lake Tahoe March 2-12th. Snowfest is a great chance to party with old friends and meet new ones at a host of fun activities. Events include: March 2-Gar…
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And then the snow finally stopped

                                          By Tim Hauserman January…
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Making lemonade!

By Tim Hauserman A few days ago we got a deluge of rain at lake level. While we would have preferred snow, it was a much needed infusion of water that brought Lake Tahoe up above the rim of the lake. For the first time since September,…
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Tahoe Film Festival December 1-4th

By Tim Hauserman The Tahoe Film Festival will bring twenty-three full length films to the Incline Village and Northstar Cinemas between December 1-4. The Festival, which supports SWEP, the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, is focused…
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Ward Canyon

By Tim Hauserman As winter approaches it’s time to enjoy those last few hikes and mountain bike rides before the glorious white stuff covers the ground. One of my favorite last chance spots is the top of Ward Canyon. Here the views of…
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A river roars through it

By Tim Hauserman When we think of Tahoe weather it is sun and snow that primarily come to mind. Tahoe is famous for blue skies or white powder. But the gray days of rain, like the glorious torrential events we’ve seen this fall, are…