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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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
May 16, 2016 | Tim Hauserman One of my favorite parts of summer life in Tahoe City are the Concerts at the Commons Beach. Every Sunday evening throughout the summer hundreds of locals and visitors gather on the grass along the lakeshore. They come to picnic while enjoying the balmy evening, dance to the tunes, […]Read More
April 18, 2016 | Tim Hauserman After a Goldilocks winter of just the right amount of snow, it’s springtime. Many of our summer playgrounds of hiking and mountain biking trails will remain under deep snow for quite a while, but other trails are emerging from winter whiteness and will soon be ready to play. For […]Read More
April 12, 2016 | Tim Hauserman Birders around Lake Tahoe are sure to prattle about the cheery and complicated songs emitted by a warbler, or the stunning yellow and red color of a tanager, but to many ordinary folks around Tahoe what we notice are the big birds that we can see as well as […]Read More
April 4, 2016 | Tim Hauserman 10) Wait for a warm, calm day to snow ski in the morning and water ski in the afternoon. Wear a wetsuit. 9) Hike to the Vikingsholm on a mid week day. You just might have the place to yourself. While it’s always beautiful, Emerald Bay is especially enchanting […]Read More
With the makings of a snowy winter underway, the hidden little gem that is the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park is set to shine this winter. Set on the summer grounds of the Tahoe City Golf Course, the Sports Park provides about four kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails, a walking trail to take your […]Read More
February 29, 2016 | Tim Hauserman Just seven miles from Sunnyside sits a hidden little gem of a place to go cross-country skiing: Sugar Pine Point State Park. When you visit you will ski on the same trails once used for the cross-country skiing and biathlon events for the 1960 Winter Olympics. At Sugar Pine, […]Read More
November 24, 2015 | Tim Hauserman At the beginning of the summer the Donner Memorial Park Visitor Center opened to the public near the shore of Donner Lake. If you have an extra hour available while traveling to or from Lake Tahoe, be sure to stop in and take a look. It sits just off […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman In the Tahoe region, trees tend to find the altitude niche that best provides for their needs. Both the sugar pine and incense cedar grow at lake level, but the most common trees found near 6200 feet are white fir and Jeffrey pine. When young, the Jeffrey pine is fairly nondescript. They […]Read More