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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Artists open studios · Truckee Open Art Studios Tour

    By Tim Hauserman on July 20, 2016
    Nevada County Arts Council presents A TOAST to Truckee’s Creative Community, the second annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour from July 22 to 24. During the event, art aficionados can check out and purchase the works of 29 artists between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Art media will include painting, woodworking, mixed-media, photography, glass, pottery and textiles. It’s […]
  • Around the wye · Tahoe City crossroads steeped in history

    By Tim Hauserman on July 20, 2016
    Plans are afoot to build a new bridge across the Truckee River downstream of Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City. The bridge will part of the realignment of Highway 89 through 64 Acres and become the main artery to and from the West Shore of Lake Tahoe with roundabouts connecting either end of the new roadway. The existing Fanny Bridge will […]
  • The soul of Tahoe Lake Elementary School · Stephanie Foucek

    By Tim Hauserman on July 20, 2016
    The first thing you notice about Tahoe Lake Elementary School principal Stephanie Foucek is her constant beaming smile. It is very much a part of who she is, a nurturing mother of three children and a second mother to 300 more. “She is the best principal we could ever hope for. She has this amazing dedication and cheerful, wonderful attitude,” […]
  • Cruising Lake Tahoe

    By Tim Hauserman on July 13, 2016
    There are a few things that every first-time visitor should do while at Tahoe. Drive all the way around the lake, enjoy one of Tahoe’s great beaches, dine along the shore, take a hike or a mountain bike ride into the forest and, most importantly, get out on the lake. While Tahoe is magnificent from any angle, to capture its […]
  • Riding the rapids on the Truckee

    By Tim Hauserman on July 6, 2016
    The perfect way to spend a hot summer day in the Sierra is to raft the Truckee River. While for many, rafting the Truckee means the gentle float from Tahoe City to River Ranch, awesome stretches of exciting whitewater can be found just 20 miles downstream. Tahoe Whitewater Tours takes small groups on half-day trips down the Truckee between Boca […]
  • Five Lakes · Granite ridges & snow-fed pools

    By Tim Hauserman on July 6, 2016
    The Five Lakes Trail climbs through multicolored granite and volcanic rock formations, then delves into a deep forest of firs and pines to reach Five Lakes. Still have energy in your tank after the 2.5-mile climb? Continue past the lakes another 1.5 miles to find true seclusion at Whiskey Creek in the heart of the Granite Chief wilderness. Dramatic views […]
  • Tahoe’s Gatekeeper · John Sutter

    By Tim Hauserman on June 29, 2016
    Just upstream from Fanny Bridge sits the Lake Tahoe Dam. Since 1910, it has controlled how much water leaves Lake Tahoe and eventually makes its way through Reno to Pyramid Lake. The person who operates the machinery to make the water flow is the gatekeeper. For the past 26 years, that gatekeeper has been John Sutter. Sutter was born and […]
  • Idyllic views along Rubicon Trail

    By Tim Hauserman on June 22, 2016
    Trivia question: How many trails allow you to walk for 6 miles along the shore of Lake Tahoe? Answer: One, the Rubicon Trail, which begins at D.L. Bliss State Park and ends in Emerald Bay. On this popular trail, hikers are treated to views of emerald green and deep blue waters, as well as ospreys and eagles. When it comes […]
  • Tahoe’s cross-country pioneer · Glenn Jobe

    By Tim Hauserman on June 22, 2016
    If you have ever cross-country skied over the past 30 years around Tahoe, there is a good chance Glenn Jobe had a hand in your experience. He spent years coaching skiers, and for the last seven years has run the biathlon program at ASC Training Center run by the Auburn Ski Club. Perhaps his biggest impact was when he started […]
  • Small-town vibe on Tour de Manure

    By Tim Hauserman on June 15, 2016
    There are a lot of great bike-riding events to choose from in the summer and fall around Lake Tahoe and Northern California. For me, however, one stands above the rest – the Tour de Manure in the Sierra Valley on June 18. The ride is well-organized and supported, the food at the finish is delicious and the Sierra Valley is […]