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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Building a better bra for athletes · Catherine Betts

    By Tim Hauserman on May 25, 2016
      Catherine Betts was a happy, athletic Bay Area teenager playing soccer, basketball, track and tennis. And then at the age of 16, she developed a hypothyroid condition, and “I went from no boobs to double Ds. I was a tomboy and not into big boobs.” Betts says. Sixteen years later Betts has developed and is marketing a new sports […]
  • Protecting nature’s dam builders · Sherry Guzzi

    By Tim Hauserman on May 11, 2016
    Last summer I noticed that a beaver dam had been constructed across the Truckee River above the River Ranch rapids (visit TheTahoeWeekly.com for the story). While much of the river downstream of Fanny Bridge was just bare dirt or shallow mucky pools, the dam had created a deep pool for about a half mile upstream. It was the only place […]
  • Explore Carson’s mountain bike trails

    By Tim Hauserman on April 6, 2016
    The ski season is melting away, but not fast enough for many mountain bikers and hikers who are chomping at the bit to get out on the trails around Lake Tahoe. But snows will still be covering our favorite trails Tahoe trails for awhile longer, so what’s a biker to do? Drive just an hour to Carson City, where a […]
  • Mr. North Lake Tahoe · Bill Briner

    By Tim Hauserman on April 6, 2016
    When the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 15-year-old Bill Briner was skiing in the sand dunes off the Mount Rose Highway. He knew the bombing would mean he would eventually go off to war, but he told himself he would “go back up there after the war, to ski again.” Now at 90 years old, Briner […]
  • Spectacular skiing at Sugar Pine Point

    By Tim Hauserman on March 9, 2016
    Just south of Tahoma on Tahoe’s West Shore is the location where the cross-country ski events were held at the 1960 Winter Olympics. While the stadium and the structures used at the games are long gone, some of the trails once used by the world’s best cross-country skiers still exist in Sugar Pine Point State Park, and are regularly groomed […]
  • Take a dog sledding adventure

    By Tim Hauserman on March 9, 2016
    As soon as I exited my car at the Resort at Squaw Creek I could hear them. The anxious pleas of sled dogs, chomping at the bit to get running and pull sleds around the Squaw Creek meadow. Every winter day when the snow conditions are right, Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours takes their 52 highly trained sled dogs from […]
  • Confronting the dangers of extreme sports · Robb Gaffney

    By Tim Hauserman on February 24, 2016
    Robb Gaffney is best known around Tahoe as the guy who wrote “Squallywood, A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines.” In other words, he’s an excellent skier who has pushed the envelope of adventure on skis. But now Gaffney is leading an effort to help Tahoe folks find the balance between the thrill of skiing now, and the desire […]
  • Mountain heroes · Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue

    By Tim Hauserman on February 10, 2016
    Since 1976, the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue team has been heading out in blinding blizzards in the middle of the night. They seek to find and return to their loved ones those lost in the mountains around North Lake Tahoe. While the goal is simple, the task is not. It takes a group of crack back-country skiers and snowmobilers […]
  • Leading Tahoe’s · Dr. Rob Leri

    By Tim Hauserman on February 10, 2016
    In early 2012, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District chose Dr. Rob Leri as its new Superintendent of Schools. According to those who work with Leri, it was a decision that has been positive for the future of Tahoe’s students. “He is fantastic, the best superintendent I’ve ever worked with,” said Tahoe Lake School Principal Stephanie Foucek. “He keeps kids […]
  • Snowshoeing: Walking on snow

    By Tim Hauserman on January 27, 2016
    What form of winter exercise is inexpensive, requires just two pieces of equipment, gets you away from the crowds and can be done by just about anyone between the ages of 6 and 90? Snowshoeing. The good news is that those huge, wooden contraptions that were once used to clumsily travel over deep snow are now ancient artifacts adorning the […]