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Dollar Creek bike trail opens!

By Tim Hauserman A ribbon cutting was held on October 22nd for the opening of the 2.2 mile paved bike trail which leads from Dollar Hill to the end of Fulton Crescent Road in Cedar Flat. The trail, which passes through the forest and over…

Late season paddling on Lake Tahoe!

by Tim Hauserman The decision to take what might be my last paddle of the fall came to me quickly. I was driving at 9 am and saw that the lake was a sheet of glass. Holy cow I said (or something along those lines) I gotta paddle! I rushed…

War with the Squirrel!

by Tim Hauserman The first battle began early in the morning when I was startled by what sounded like a bomb hitting the roof of my house. It was followed quickly thereafter by a second and then a third explosion. My eyes tore open with…

Fall Colors reaching peak!

By Tim Hauserman  The turning of the leaves in the fall always sneaks up on me. I’m merrily rolling along on dusty hikes followed by a brisk dip into the lake, when boom, it’s cold and the aspens suddenly are covered with yellow…

Writers in the Woods: Literary Speaker Series!

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village provides Lake Tahoe residents and visitors the opportunity to see great writers read and discuss their work at the Writers in the Woods speaker series. Each event includes a free reading on Friday…

How big a winter will it be?

By Tim Hauserman Yes, sports fans, it’s time once again for Tahoe’s favorite fall activity: Predict how big a winter it will be! Of course while no one knows anything, even the weather forecasters, we still like to come up with rationale…
Hike Blackwood Canyon to Ward Canyon

Hike Blackwood Canyon to Ward Canyon

By Tim Hauserman An early September morning found me on the Tahoe Rim Trail between Barker Pass and Ward Creek. This has always been one of my favorite sections of the TRT. The trail traverses across a fascinating volcanic slope, passing…
Tahoe Park Beach

It’s September 4th and that makes me happy!

by Tim Hauserman  I’ve been anticipating this date for weeks, perhaps even months. Sure July and August are always fun with a steady series of events such as the Concerts on The Commons and Truckee Thursday, but the middle of summer is…
Hiking

Ahh…September…now we’re talking!

By Tim Hauserman As August comes to an end it’s easy to bemoan the loss of summer. The mornings are getting chilly, and our thoughts start to turn to the the colder days of autumn.  But put away that sad face, often September is the best…

How about a canoe to Emerald Bay?

  By Tim Hauserman These days every summer morning you will see paddleboards and kayaks paddling along the shoreline of Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. These light weight craft give folks the chance to get exercise while enjoying the…
Cobblestone Web Cam, Tahoe City

North Tahoe’s Best Webcams!

by Tim Hauserman Want to get a good look at what is going on at Lake Tahoe without leaving the comfort of your home? Check out one of these webcams online, including Hauserman Rental Groups very own webcam. The Hauserman Rental Group webcam…
Summer field in Lake Tahoe

The seasons of Page Meadows.

By Tim Hauserman Here in the Sierra Nevada, Mother Nature knows that seasons can be fickle and short so she doesn’t mess around. Instead she gets right to doing what nature does best…producing off-spring, especially the plant variety.…
Pacific Crest Hikers

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hikers

by Tim Hauserman It’s that time of year when Tahoe’s hiking trails start attracting hordes of happy hikers checking out the wildflowers and sparkling mountain lakes. One of those hiking trails is the Pacific Crest Trail which on it’s…

Washoe Fire of 2007: The Power of Recovery

By Tim Hauserman  My bike cut its way down the steep switchbacks then rolled swiftly through the thick manzanita to the spectacular viewpoint above Lake Tahoe. To my left sat a row of houses, perched on top of the hill, below lay a thick…

Let’s be careful out there!

By Tim Hauserman  Recently I was hiking along the Tahoe Rim Trail out of Tahoe City when I came upon a group of seven guys on mountain bikes. They all had identical bikes so I assumed that a) they were members of the racing team for…

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…

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…

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…