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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Life is to be lived · Roger Huff

    By Tim Hauserman on October 28, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman     Roger Huff’s most recent book is “Tales and Towns along the Truckee: 100 years of history.” Long-time Tahoe lover Roger Huff began scuba diving at the age of 13, and later earned degrees in oceanography and biology. He has searched for sunken ships, been in the Navy for decades, and worked as a technology specialist […]
  • Enjoying the beauty of beavers

    By Tim Hauserman on October 14, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman From left, Ted Guzzi, Toogee Sielsch and Dwayne Crenshaw install a third pipe in a pond leveler at the main beaver dam on Taylor Creek. | Sierra Wildlife Coalition With Lake Tahoe below its natural rim, the only water flowing into the Truckee River is through springs and small streams. And yet, the mile of river upstream […]
  • Alpine awe in Hope Valley

    By Tim Hauserman on October 14, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman The Carson River flows through Hope Valley. | Tim Hauserman   Local school children take part in a living history wagon train across Hope Valley. | Tim Hauserman   Spectacular road biking This roadside stop is also a good beginning for a road bike ride through the valley. A few possible routes are available: Ride west on […]
  • Season’s best outings for fall color

    By Tim Hauserman on September 30, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman   Explore Brockway Summit above Truckee and Kings Beach | Bayard Langsdale hile Lake Tahoe is no New England when it comes to fall colors, the bright golds of our aspens and cottonwoods and the rusty reds of low-lying brush contrasts beautifully against the deep green of our pines and firs. And, we have a special color […]
  • Fostering environmental stewardship · Missy Mohler

    By Tim Hauserman on September 30, 2015
    Story by Tim Hauserman Missy, at center, with Envirolution students in Washington, D.C., doing a Trashion show, from left, are Becca Berelson, Jenna Lindsay, Madison Richey and Taysa Mohler   hese days, Missy Mohler stays busy as executive director for the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP), a program that teaches children about environmental stewardship and attempts to create a passion […]
  • Tahoe Cross Country striding toward the future

    By Tim Hauserman on September 24, 2015
      By Tim Hauserman Courtesy Tahoe Cross Country Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is an important part of what makes North Lake Tahoe a wonderful place. Operated as a nonprofit under the auspices of the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, Tahoe XC not only provides an amazing cross-country ski experience for adults, but for more then 15 years it […]
  • Dramatic views on Rim to Reno Trail

    By Tim Hauserman on September 24, 2015
    Story & photos by Tim Hauserman Mount Rose Wilderness on the Rim to Reno Trail looking back at saddle with slope of Mount Mount Rose trailhead to Thomas Creek 21 miles one way Moderate to strenuous at high elevation The Rim to Reno Trail (R2R) ranges in elevation from 5,900 feet to just shy of 10,000 feet as it travels […]
  • Developing community · Amy Kelley

    By Tim Hauserman on September 24, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman   Fostering youth mountain biking Now with a full-time, fulfilling job and three active kids (Meghan, 17, Kate, 14, and James, 11), she has her hands so full that she has decided she only has time for one volunteer project at a time and her latest focus is on helping in the formation of a new Nevada […]
  • Locals face Ironman challenges

    By Tim Hauserman on September 16, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman   very athlete’s journey to standing on the cold sand in Kings Beach waiting for the Ironman starting gun to go off is unique. Here we profile three Tahoe locals: an architect, an attorney and an engineer. All parents raising children, who have trained hard and made sacrifices so they can find out whether on this day […]
  • Empowering literacy through nature · Katie Zanto

    By Tim Hauserman on September 16, 2015
    Story by Tim Hauserman Katie Zanto enjoys all that Tahoe has to offer with her family including her husband, Aaron, who is an engineer at Northstar Fire Department. When Katie Zanto moved to Lake Tahoe in 2003, she came with a dream of integrating wilderness leadership and education. She just wasn’t sure how it was going to happen. The light […]