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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Backpacking with teenagers

    By Tim Hauserman on August 17, 2016
    Our kids spend much of their lives looking at their phones and computer screens or heading to sports activities. This leaves little time to do what their parents spent most of their time doing when they were kids – playing in nature. A great way to get kids disconnected from the digital world is to have them fill a backpack […]
  • Be kind to the back country 

    By Tim Hauserman on August 10, 2016
    Aside from the enormous deep blue lake that is the center of it all, the Lake Tahoe region is also blessed with copious quantities of beautiful wilderness, amazing hiking and mountain-biking trails, and jagged peaks reflected in granite-lined lakes. In other words, there are a ton of great places in which to explore and enjoy nature in these parts. But […]
  • Shakespeare’s classic farce · ‘The Comedy of Errors’

    By Tim Hauserman on August 3, 2016
    The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th season is in full swing at Sand Harbor State Park through Aug. 21. While Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” is the headline show, “Forever Plaid,” a musical focusing on the music of the 1950s, will be presented on alternate nights. Download the 2016 Playbill for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival In addition, the Showcase […]
  • Double bucket list special · Sand Harbor kayak & Thunderbird Lodge

    By Tim Hauserman on August 3, 2016
    Two of Tahoe’s most magical experiences are kayaking at Sand Harbor and touring the iconic Thunderbird Lodge. How would you like to do both of them on the same day? You can, just join Tahoe Adventure Company on a weekly tour. In my opinion, the two best places to kayak at Lake Tahoe are from D.L. Bliss State Park or […]
  • Brothers working together

    By Tim Hauserman on August 3, 2016
    Life often takes Tahoe kids away from the lake once they graduate from high school. In fact, just a handful of my classmates from North Tahoe High School are still living in Tahoe and prospering a few decades after graduation. Charlie Soule and his brother, Steve, who run the Soule Domain restaurant, are two of the lucky few. Steve, left, […]
  • Magical tromp to Loch Leven Lakes

    By Tim Hauserman on July 27, 2016
    Just a short drive from Donner Summit sits the Loch Leven Lakes trail, where a 4-mile walk will bring you to the highest of the three Loch Leven Lakes. Each lake provides picturesque, rocky islands and granite-lined shores.   Download Trail map for Loch Leven Lakes & Salmon Lake    Middle Loch Leven Lake with granite slope dropping into the water. […]
  • From nature lover to Buddhist priest · Shelley Fisher

    By Tim Hauserman on July 27, 2016
    The Rev. Shelley Fisher of the Reno Buddhist Center became the first female Buddhist priest in Nevada when she was ordained in Japan in March 2015. She was joined in the traditional Tokudo Shin Buddhist ceremony by her husband the Rev. Matthew Fisher. It was the culmination of her spiritual journey that began when she moved to Olympic Valley at […]
  • 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,” […]