Official Website of Author, Including his New Biography
Going it Alone:
Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians
The 4th edition of the official Tahoe Rim Trail guidebook continues the 20 year tradition of providing all the information you will need to hike, bike or ride the TRT. It provides a detailed description of the trail, information on animals and plants, and tips on water, weather and when to go. Tim has fully completed the TRT four times, the first time in 1999 when he became the 11th member of the Tahoe Rim Trail 165 Mile Club. His love for this amazing trail can be found on every page.
Monsters In the Woods: Backpacking with Children
Provides practical, humorous advice for families interested in taking their kids backpacking. While the book provides candid, detailed information on what to do and not do while backpacking with your kids, it’s also an ode to the joys of experiencing the wilderness with your children, which Hauserman found was the most important thing he did with his daughters when they were growing up.
Going It Alone: Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail
The personal story of the conflict between Tim’s deep love for time alone in the wilderness with the feelings of loneliness and fear he sometimes finds once he gets there. The story combines self-deprecating humor, Stupid Tim Tricks and delightful descriptions of the natural surroundings as Tim hikes on the John Muir Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail and Superior Hiking Trail.
Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time
Tells the story of Gertrude, a Tahoe girl who meets a magic maiden, Lily Fa Lo. Together they journey on a fast paced adventure through the history of Lake Tahoe. They watch glaciers march, volcanoes erupt and exotic animals graze while becoming forever friends.
IN THE PRESS
"Going It Alone"
“This is a different kind of adventure [book], one that draws the reader in—not through descriptions of bold, harrowing feats, but through quiet ruminations on beauty, connection, loneliness, and wildlife.”
"Going It Alone had me laughing out loud, but its sober central theme of loneliness is a timely and important one. Firmly in the tradition of nature writers like Bill Bryson and David Gessner, Hauserman’s style is down-to-earth, direct, and relatable.”
"Wow! I loved this one! As a bookstore owner I read lots of books, but this one is a favorite of this year, and an all time favorite in the genre! 'Going It Alone' is a wonderful and humorous tale of Tim's solo hikes and the lessons he learned from his time on the trail both alone and with hiking companions. A mixture of Henry David Thoreau and Bill Bryson, this book made me laugh out loud and think harder about my relationship to nature.”
ROBERT LEONARD REID
2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame,
Author of 'Because It is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West'
COLLEEN MORTON BUSCH
Author of "Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire"
Owner, Word after Word Books
Tim Hauserman is a freelance writer and nearly lifelong resident of Lake Tahoe. He has written hundreds of articles for over a dozen publications on travel, recreation, free range parenting, the lure of danger, and over-tourism. His writing career began in 2002 with the publication of the Tahoe Rim Trail guidebook which garnered Best Seller status and is considered the primary source for Tahoe Rim Trail users. In 2012, Hauserman won the 'Best Sports Story' award from the Nevada Press Association for "Need for Speed" written for the Reno News and Review.
He holds a Masters of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Political Science from California State University, Chico.
Hauserman believes a balance between writing and being outdoors is essential. While the writing happens on a computer, the ideas usually come from being in the woods. He hikes, bikes, kayaks and canoes until the snow covers the ground, then he can be found cross country skiing or snowshoeing. He teaches at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area and for twenty years ran the Strider Glider after-school program.
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Reno News & Review