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Eagle rock: a lot of bang for a little hike   Leave a comment

By Tim Hauserman




About five miles south of Tahoe City, just off Highway 89, sits Eagle Rock. Located just a stone’s throw from Blackwood Creek at the bottom of Blackwood Canyon folks have been congregating on the top of this rock for hundreds of years for a few simple reasons: it’s sits 200 feet above, yet very close to, Lake Tahoe; provides 360 degree panoramic views of the lake and Blackwood Canyon; and is easily accessible via a trail of less then a half mile. If you have a free hour, you can hike to the top, hang around and take a few photos and head back down with plenty of time to spare.




There are two trails to the top. One on the north side, and a newer trail constructed just to the south of the rock. Find parking along the road, or in a small dirt parking area on the south side. Both trails are well constructed and not very difficult. At the top, wonder around on the large gently sloped volcanic plug. You can catch views up Blackwood Canyon to the Sierra Crest and Twin Peaks, and then walk a bit further and capture incredible vistas of much of Lake Tahoe. The eastern edge of the rock, just above the highway, provides the most stunning lake views.




While this hike can be done quickly, bring a lunch and a good book, and you could have yourself a lovely and peaceful afternoon. Enjoy.

Tim Hauserman wrote the guidebook to the Tahoe rim trail as well as Gertrude’s Tahoe adventures in time,



Local Author Children’s Book – Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi


Our very own contributing writer Tim Hauserman has a new book out. Geared towards children, but designed to be enjoyable for adults as well, ‘Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time’  is an introduction to the natural history of Lake Tahoe and how it came to be the incredible place we enjoy today.

The book tells the story of Gertrude, a Tahoe girl who meets a magical maiden who takes her on a fast motion adventure through the history of Lake Tahoe. They watch glaciers march, volcanoes erupt and exotic animals graze, all while the two become forever friends.




Illustrated by Jess Bechtelheimer, the book’s artwork is charming, vividly colorful and whimsical…everything you want in a children’s book. It’s obvious that the book is a heartfelt labor of love by both Tim and Jess and was designed to share with everyone this beautiful area we are all so grateful and lucky to call ‘home’.




Both Tim and Jess will be available to sign copies of this wonderful book on the following dates:

August 13, at The Bookshelf in Truckee – 6pm

August 14, at Grassroots Books in Reno – from 10:30am-12:30pm – AND Truckee Thursday from 4-6pm

August 15, at Ruffles and Roughnecks in Tahoe City – from 11am-1pm

August 16, at Sundance Books in Reno – from 3-4:30pm

The book is also available for purchase at The Bookshelf in Truckee, Ruffles and Roughnecks, The Store and The North Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Center in Tahoe City, Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach, Sundance Books and Grass Roots Books in Reno, or online.


AND…be sure to get a copy of Tim’s other books:

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children

Cross-Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada.


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