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smurferfew times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2011


I did Tallac 3 times in 2011 by a variety of routes. Twice by myself early in the season. The first time was particularly interesting as the snow was soft and deep.... rather than postholing i was pylon holing :). The last time was later in the year with a friend and the flowers were a nice addition - the mosquitoes were not.
Posted Jan 5, 2012 6:32 pm

LincolnBTwice  Sucess!


Climbed twice in the 80's, once with friends and once as an outing during a conference at the Stanford camp
Posted Dec 7, 2011 4:04 pm

JuliaMount Tallac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2011


Phil & I had a wonderful day hiking Tallac on Thursday! Hiking mid-week was great because there were not as many people out on the trail and on the peak. Annie, our very friendly mutt, joined us, greeted everyone she met, made many friends, and did quite well considering this was her first summit!
Posted Oct 22, 2011 1:58 pm

MarekBTallac, Dicks & Jacks traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011


Nice hike and great views on E side of Crystal Range with quite a bit of snow still lingering from previous week's storm. Pretty windy but it only made it bearable; very hot when calm.
Posted Oct 20, 2011 1:56 am

WeatherManTahoe classic  Sucess!


Not 100% sure of the date of my climb, but it was Summer 2008... got and early start and was done by lunch.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 1:10 pm

KaraFun Home Mountain  Sucess!


Fun summer hike and winter ski
Posted Aug 18, 2011 11:50 pm

mdoughertyNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011


Nice views, hiked up from Gilmore Lake with my girlfriend.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 4:03 am

srobinsonSunny Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011
Couldn't ask for a nicer day. I left the trailhead around 7:45. I had the summit to myself. I got off the main trail a couple of times as snow drifts obscured the direct route. Passed a lot of people on the way up on my decent.
Posted Jul 26, 2011 7:29 pm

partlysunnyAwesome View as Always!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011
There were still many snowfields to hike through, including one dangerous one near the top of this ridge (on the north facing side of course). The footsteps were deep, but it was quite scary. On the way down, we ended up walking on the boulders to get past that one snowfield. Otherwise, the view from the top is always spectacular! Oh and bring your bug spray and anti itch stick! The mosquitoes were relentless on the way up and back down.
Posted Jul 23, 2011 1:16 am

danomikeVantage of Desolation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Love the summer hike up there.
Posted Jul 7, 2011 11:12 pm

Vitaliy M.good views  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

climbed some time in winter 2010
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:25 pm

Niels79Still a lot of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Fantasic weather. Was planing to do Dicks Peak, however the PCT was still covered with snow all the way up to Dicks Pass. So took a detour to Mt. Tallac instead
Posted Jun 27, 2011 12:08 am

TrawinskiSecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006


First time under heavy smoke, this time under clouds. Will I ever get that million dollar view of Tahoe?
Posted Jun 1, 2011 4:25 pm

SKIGreat Turns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011


Great corn skiing up high. Taters from the beginning of sweat hill on down. Road is getting pretty lean in terms of coverage- a lotta damn work pulling it back to the car.

Summitted with Travis Hesse. 3 hours.
Posted Mar 31, 2011 8:12 am

ZarathustraCathedral Lake route from Tallac trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


I loved it. Beautiful all the way up, and world class views of Tahoe from the summit. Watch out for assertive marmots!

Party included Lynda (aka Zarathustraswife), her brother Danny and his wife Kellie. Conditioning for Half Dome.

"Fatigue plus loose talus equals broken ankle." Fortunately this didn't happen to anyone in our party, but I kept thinking it over and over in my head on the way down.
Posted Mar 21, 2011 11:07 pm

ZarathustraswifeConditioning for Half Dome   Sucess!


Did this hike with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law. The elevation gain was good training for Half Dome which we did in August 2010. Challenging hike, but the views at the top were amazing.
Posted Mar 21, 2011 2:39 pm

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011


Planned on Cross Couloir, but avy conditions and cornices at the top led us to go up a chute further right to the ridge. Great day with great views. Also climbed it on Sep 30, 2006.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 4:15 pm

dkangasCross Couloir Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011
The top of the couloir was heavily corniced, but Josh H. and I spied a small chute veering to the right, branching from the main couloir close to the top. Its entrance was protected by some rock and ice, but once we got past this crux it was 100 feet of climbing at 60 degrees on good snow till we topped out. Excellent day!
Posted Jan 19, 2011 12:28 am

SFMountaineerMt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


Climbed on arguably the final hiking (as opposed to snowshoeing) day of the 2010 season. Started at 11am and finished at 5:30pm. Mostly pleasant hike, although a cold front blew over between the start of the hike and about 3pm, causing chilly temps and windy conditions in exposed areas. As we began our descent, the sun came out and warmed things up, winds calmed down, and some spectacular cumulous clouds formed over the crystal range. A significant snowstorm arrived the following morning, which probably will result in permanent snow cover at higher elevations until Spring.
Posted Nov 8, 2010 12:59 pm

badmajickClear day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


through trip from echo lakes to fallen leaf lake,decided to make a stop.
Posted Nov 7, 2010 11:18 pm

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