Hiking to the F Tree

By Tim Hauserman Just a few miles from Sunnyside Lodge via Ward Canyon lies the Sherwood Express chairlift at the back side of Alpine Meadows. While best known for skiing with views of Lake Tahoe and Twin Peaks, this is also a great place to take a fall hike before the snow flies. The four […]

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A Sunnyside Wedding

By Tim Hauserman As patches of pink popped up above Tahoe’s eastshore, the bride and groom rushed out the door to the Sunnyside dock to capture that perfect Tahoe sunset photo. Inside, the packed house was enjoying the sunset as well, but they were mostly focused on the food and the companionship. As the father […]

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Tim’s Top Ten Tahoe Things to do in September

By Tim Hauserman My daughter is getting married at Sunnyside in September. She asked me to provide a list of things to do in Tahoe during the fall for folks who had never been to Lake Tahoe…so I came up with these: Get out on the Lake! 1) Take a cruise on the Tahoe Gal, […]

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Road Biking Ward Canyon: What a Difference New Pavement Makes

By Tim Hauserman The four mile journey to the top of Ward Canyon begins just across the street from Sunnyside Lodge. It winds through Pineland, then for several miles heads through a luscious wilderness near the banks of Ward Creek, with views of the Sierra crest, Twin Peaks and Ward Peak. You cross the Tahoe […]

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Summer sneaks up on us!

By Tim Hauserman Tahoe locals are always surprised by summer. Perhaps it’s because school seems to let out later in Tahoe than other places, or that early June can still be a bit cold here in the mountains. Eventually near the end of June there comes a day when we look around scratching our heads […]

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Summer at the Commons Beach

By Tim Hauserman The Commons Beach in the center of Tahoe City is the family place to be in the summer. In addition to an expansive playground with an unbeatable view of Lake Tahoe, there is a lakeside walking and riding path, and lots of grass and sand to play on at the edge of […]

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First kayak of the year!

By Tim Hauserman I’d been thinking about getting out onto the clear surface of Lake Tahoe for a few weeks. While Tahoe is beautiful all year, in the winter it is sometimes relegated to the lovely background while we are playing on the snow. But lately, while peering through my window at the lake while […]

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Get those kids recreating!

By Tim Hauserman Looking for some fun organized activities for the kids to do this summer at Lake Tahoe? A great place to start is to pick up the latest guide to summer recreation programs of the Tahoe City Public Utility District. There is no shortage of amazing things for kids to do which will […]

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Truckee River Running!

By Tim Hauserman During the winter months the Truckee River between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley takes a nap in our collective consciousness. Hidden behind snow banks, we only catch a glimpse of it now and then on our way along the corridor from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley or Truckee. But on […]

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Bobcat!

By Tim Hauserman Seeing a bobcat in the Tahoe region is a rare treat. Just recently I saw one crossing Sequoia Avenue near Sunnyside. It was just 50 yards away, and at first I thought it was a small dog, but soon realized it had the unique coloration, sleek cat body type and bobbed tail […]

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