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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Tahoe becoming a cross country ski racing mecca!

By Tim Hauserman While Lake Tahoe and especially Squaw Valley has long been known as a producer of top notch downhill skiing and snowboarding talent, in recent years cross country skiers from the region are making a name for themselves as well. In fact, in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, three athletes who […]

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Tahoe Birds: Northern Flicker

By Tim Hauserman If you’ve been lucky enough to spend much time in the Tahoe woods you’ve probably encountered a Northern Flicker. Most likely, it was hanging out on the ground when your big loud steps set it off into the air. Perhaps it quickly caught your attention because it’s distinctive white belly is dotted […]

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Tahoe Fund seeking proposals to help Tahoe environment

By Tim Hauserman The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “improve the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad support and funding for projects and programs that restore and enhance the Lake for the enjoyment of current and future generations.” Since 2010, the Tahoe Fund has raised […]

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Sierra Squirrels

By Tim Hauserman Squirrels are the super active characters that everyone sees just about everywhere around Tahoe. There are three squirrels that you will see most often around the Tahoe region: -The Red Bull super hyper cone droppers (Douglas Squirrel) -The top of the mountain food stealer (Golden mantled ground squirrel) -The holy cow that […]

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Crawdads!

By Tim Hauserman It was a clear and crisp fall morning when I walked down to the beach in Tahoe Park. A fairly strong wind from the east was blowing, putting the kibosh on my thoughts of getting out on the lake for a paddle. Instead, as I watched the waves crashing on to the […]

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