Ancient Jeffreys

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 […]

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Wooden Boat Show returns to Obexer’s Boat Company

August 4, 2015 | Tim Hauserman There is something special about a wooden boat on Lake Tahoe. Just watching one slowly putter along the west shore brings back memories of time gone by. A time when life was lived at a more gentle pace, and just being in a boat on a warm summer evening […]

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October!

October 1, 2015 | Tim Hauserman Tahoe locals find great enjoyment in the off-season. There are lots of fun things to do, but without the crowds. Recently I posted a piece about all the great things to do here in September. Well, the good news is that usually October is also a wonderful time to […]

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Tahoe: a visual history Nevada Museum of Art

October 21, 2015 | Tim Hauserman Anybody who loves Tahoe should make their way to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno before January 10, 2016 for their extensive exhibit, Tahoe: A visual history.  Covering two floors of the museum and more then two centuries at Lake Tahoe, the exhibit brings together the work of […]

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Sshhh…don’t tell anyone!

September 18, 2015 | Tim Hauserman Tahoe locals have a spectacular secret. It’s a wonderful story of joy and rapture. Of unicorns and golden treasure at the bottom of rainbows. We call it:  mid-week in September! What makes September such a special time: The weather is usually just as pleasant as August, although perhaps just […]

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The waiting game begins

September 28, 2015 | Tim Hauserman It’s time once again for the annual rite of autumn at Lake Tahoe. That lovely time of year when Tahoe folks all try to predict how much snow will blanket the Sierra mountains in the coming winter. When it comes to long term weather prognostication, we are all optimists. […]

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The Lupins are here!

July 13 | Tim Hauserman One of the advantages of the paltry winters of late, is that a plethora of beautiful lupines are now growing on our wider than normal Lake Tahoe beaches.  Whether it is in front of Tavern Shores, just south of the start of the Truckee River in Tahoe City, or the […]

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Sugar Pine Point State Park

July 16, 2015 | Tim Hauserman About ten miles south of Tahoe City on West Lake Blvd. sits Sugar Pine Point State Park. While it is certainly not unknown, it takes a back seat in the popularity department in comparison to Emerald Bay a few miles further down the road. That’s Ok, because while the […]

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West Shore Market Opens

June 2, 2015 | Tim Hauserman Sunnyside Resort has a new neighbor, West Shore Market, which has taken another big step towards turning the Tahoe Park/Sunnyside area into a place you don’t have to leave to get what you need. The market has a grocery, full deli with killer sandwiches, tons of wine, beer and […]

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival

June 12, 2015 | Tim Hauserman Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, is presenting the Alpenglow Mountain Festival Summer Edition from June 20-28th.  The festival gives folks a chance to participate in outdoor, human powered sports while enjoying the beauty of Lake Tahoe, and almost all of it is free. You can take lessons in a […]

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