Entries by Tim Hauserman

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 shore. Not only did I get a […]

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, a slew of government land managers conduct controlled burns each fall and into […]


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 North Lake Blvd. The scarecrows are produced by local schoolchildren, artists and Tahoe […]

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 to it’s name in the off-season Ride through the aspen trees to Marlette Lake, and the Flume Trail Walk […]

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 on a bright and sunny late morning, […]

Mountain biker alert! Time to work on the trail

                                    By Tim Hauserman Lake Tahoe is mountain biking paradise, but those trails we love don’t just magically appear. Many were old dirt roads that were converted into trails, while others were created by volunteers that put in […]

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 for pets. One example is Incline Village’s Pet Network which is trying to find […]

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 Truckee begins again: After this past mega winter, first there was […]