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Tim Hauserman

Official Website of Author, Including his New Biography

Going it Alone:
Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail

 

BOOKS

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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"

ANDIE KEITH
Owner, Word after Word Books

 

BIO

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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.

 

FEATURED STORIES AS SEEN IN:

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Tahoe Quarterly

Adventure Sports Journal

Tahoe Weekly

Moonshine Ink

Reno News & Review

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE PHOTOGRAPHER COREY RICH IS RECOGNIZED AS A MASTER OF HIS CRAFT, FROM CLIMBING WITH CAMERA IN HAND TO TELLING THE STORIES BEHIND HIS FAMOUS IMAGES

WORLD-CLASS TAHOE ULTRARUNNER RORY BOSIO DRIVEN BY HER LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS

LIFE CHALLENGES INSPIRE TAHOE RESIDENT TO COMPLETE SOLO BIKE RIDE FROM CARNELIAN BAY TO MEXICO

GETTING YOUR MONSTERS INTO THE WOODS

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAY SAFE WHILE FINDING PEACE IN NATURE IS TO TAKE A HIKE BY YOURSELF.

KEVIN SLOANE, A WATER SKIMMING PILOT IN TAHOE

REMEMBERING THE BEGINNING: A LOVE FOR THE WILDERNESS

ROCK N' ROLL AND TAHOE IN THE 70'S

ALMOST MEETING MY DEMISE VIA BOAT PROPELLER

GROWING UP IN TAHOE: TAHOE LAKE SCHOOL ELEMENTARY

INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF TAHOE'S FIRST LIBRARIANS

OVERPROTECTING OUR KIDS IS DRIVING US, AND THEM, NUTS

AS TAHOE’S MOST TRODDEN TRAIL CONTINUES TO GAIN POPULARITY, THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL ASSOCIATION HAS RAMPED UP EFFORTS TO PROTECT IT FROM THE MASSES

A ROAD TRIP DEEP INTO RURAL NEVADA PROVIDES A PEACEFUL ESCAPE FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF TAHOE

CHEAP RENT AND AN IDYLLIC LOCATION MADE THE TAHOE CITY TRAILER PARK A SHANGRI-LA FOR ELITE TAHOE ATHLETES

HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION UNDERSTAND EXTREME RISK

WHILE SKATE SKIING IS A BLAST, IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE TO LEARN. TAKING A LESSON IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

AUTHOR'S RECOLLECTION OF GROWING UP IN TAHOE DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

THE ALLURE OF THE SECOND HOME KIDS

TAHOE CITY'S GATEKEEPER'S CABIN

SCOTT WILLIAMSON: PACIFIC CREST TRAIL RECORDHOLDER

DO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURERS HAVE TOO MUCH LOVE OF DANGER OR DO THEY JUST HAVE A LOVE OF LIFE? 

CHALLENGING WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW ABOUT DIET AND OBESITY

SEND THE KIDS OUTSIDE AND LET THEM EXPLORE

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