Entries by Tim Hauserman

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 Dollar Creek is the first step towards eventually connecting Tahoe […]

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 home, threw my kayak on […]

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 the thought: what in the hell was going on?  I […]

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 and orange leaves. Given that most of Tahoe’s trees are conifers, which […]

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 evening and an inexpensive workshop Saturday morning with the author or authors.   The next writer […]

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 for why this winter will be big! This fall the most popular are: […]

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 a number of small streams and seeps flush with greenery and a few remaining […]

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 also crowded. The kids are out of school so everyone heads away from […]