Tim Hauserman, Going It Alone: Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail

"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, quiet, loneliness, and wildlife. It is well-paced and carefully drawn."
-- Robert Leonard Reid, 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee


In Going It Alone: Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail, author Tim Hauserman takes us along with him on his solo journeys through the Sierra Nevada and the forests of Minnesota. He shares his experiences hiking by himself through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the United States. Along the way, he confronts his conflicting desires to be alone in the wilderness, then facing profound loneliness and fear once he is there.

Hauserman hikes the John Muir Trail through rainstorms and challenging climbs, explores the Tahoe Rim Trail on a fourteen-day excursion, and travels to Minnesota to conquer the Superior Hiking Trail, where he is inundated with bugs, faces drought, and is eerily alone on the trail with not a single other hiker in sight for days. Going It Alone combines his self-deprecating humor, what he identifies as “Stupid Tim Tricks,” and delightful descriptions of the natural surroundings.

Tim Hauserman is a freelance writer and long-term resident of Lake Tahoe. He has written hundreds of articles for numerous publications on travel, outdoor recreation, housing, education, wildfire, and a variety of other topics. Hauserman is the author of Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children; Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians, 4th Edition; and Cross-Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada: The Best Resorts & Touring Centers in California & Nevada.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509