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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Sunnyside Road Construction Almost complete!

By Tim Hauserman Last summer, at my house on West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe Park, my evenings were punctuated with the delightful sounds of banging, screeching and a host of other bizarre noises which come with a major road construction project in front of your house. This summer for the most part has been quieter. […]

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Paddling Tahoe: The 2017 Version

By Tim Hauserman Lake Tahoe has risen over six feet since last summer, just about reaching the lake’s legal limit. Tahoe’s beaches are just little things compared to the massive expanses of last year, and the lake is nearly kissing the planks of docks which not long ago were barely getting their feet wet. All […]

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Road bike ride: Boca to Hoca…I mean Hoke!

By Tim Hauserman One of my favorite road bike rides in the Tahoe/Truckee region is from Boca Dam to the edge of Stampede Reservoir. With construction underway to enlarge the Stampede Dam you can’t access the section of road that travels across the dam and to the shore of Stampede, but you can ride from […]

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Eagle Rock

By Tim Hauserman What Tahoe hike gives you the most bang for your hiking buck? It just might be Eagle Rock. It has one of the best views of Lake Tahoe to be found on any trail and only requires a 15 minute climb to reach the summit. And the trailhead is right off Highway […]

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Sunrise, Sunset

By Tim Hauserman Watching the bright oranges and purples of a Lake Tahoe sunset is often a sublime and life affirming experience. But sunsets are for most of us just a lucky coincidence. It is not unusual to catch a great one while driving home from work or on your way to dinner.  A Tahoe […]

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Tahoe Wildflower Big Year!

By Tim Hauserman The mountains and meadows around Lake Tahoe are prime territory for a host of spectacular wildflowers. For me, a Tahoe summer is not complete without a bunch of hikes through fields full of purple lupin and orange paint brush. The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is taking advantage of the first […]

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