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bigbadgooclassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013
Seems like it might just be the classic Tahoe basin summit, easy route all on trail too!
Posted Dec 9, 2013 1:26 am

ChandraMount Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2013


Georgous autumn colours, a cute little black bear just 5 metres beside the trail and spectacular views over Lake Tahoe... what else do you want
Posted Oct 12, 2013 11:23 pm

bctahoe75Mt. Tallac Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013


I will start by saying this is a moderately difficult climb. Much tougher than Freel Peak, Jobs Sister, or Mt. Rose. However, the lower elevation does help, and it really isn't that tough if you take away a couple of steep sections and the last 1/4 mile to the summit. I did this hike with a group of 8 other people (6 women) and it took anywhere from 3 to 4.5 hours to reach the top for this group. The views along the way and at the summit are as good as any peak I have been on in the Tahoe Basin (which is 14 out of the 19 prominent peaks). The views back into the Desolation Wilderness are excellent, as you can see several peaks and many many lakes. If you want to pick one good hike in the Tahoe Basin...this one won't disappoint. The trailhead is just 1 mile off highway 89 directly opposite Baldwin Beach.
Posted Oct 3, 2013 11:07 am

haha1Made it  Sucess!
The first time I tried was the year before, and didn't make it because of weather issues. I made it the second time. My second SPS peak.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 11:47 pm

jimeganMt Tallac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


finally had a chance during snow free season, some smoke from the Rim fire at Yosemite around the Lake Tahoe area
Posted Sep 7, 2013 7:01 pm

AceSierraTwo different hiking routes  Sucess!


Have done the Mt. Tallac trail as well as Glen Alpine. The road to Glen Alpine is kind of a joke. VERY popular hike, but the views from the top justify it. The Tallac trail is shorter, Glen Alpine more scenic.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Dariawith dicks peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


Done as loop with dicks peak. Sensational views!!! The tame marmots and chipmunks were in abundance on the summit.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 1:21 pm

sunshineUgh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2013
Parked on 89 at the Mt. Tallac Trailhead entrance, and huffed over to Spring Creek. Had a miserable solo ascent up the NE Ridge. Wrong time of year for this route + low snow. Had to carefully pick my way up the mountain avoiding VERY thick brush and soft, spotty snow. Eventually made it off the dirt onto snow, but every step up sunk 50% back down the rest of the way. Summited and descended the long way around via Mt. Tallac Trail.
Posted May 6, 2013 1:40 pm

telavivtimMount Tallac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2013
Posted Feb 27, 2013 12:55 am

mebo1126Lakes, Lakes and more Lakes!  Sucess!


Very pretty!
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:30 pm

mcmurdosoundFavorite hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011


No way to describe the beautiful views from the trailhead all the way to the top. Head up the mountain early when the lakes along the way are perfectly still! Hiked with mebo1126.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:37 am

um98Up Early  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012
Great hike but it was good to have started at the trailhead at 7:00 and reached the summit around 10:00 as some thunderstorms developed very quickly right around noon and the rain followed soon after. The forecast was for a 30% chance of rain after 3pm, so remember that things can change up there. Great views from the top in the morning and remains a great overall hike. A couple very aggressive chipmunks around the summit :)
Posted Aug 14, 2012 9:17 pm

countrykyleSnow Free in January!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2012


Climbed in a t-shirt and only encountered a 20yd long stretch of snow... in January!
Posted Aug 7, 2012 3:00 pm

Scott ArmstrongSecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Scott Armstrong

First time hiking the peak in five years, forgot how relentless the hike is from Cathedral Lake to the summit. The chipmunks on the summit are frigging nuts, like little kamikaze bombers taking shots at your lunch. There is a large marmot family on top now too. Disappointed that there is no summit register but the views are fantastic as usual.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 12:52 am

jaytfishBeautiful Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012


Gorgeous climb. Very scenic. Shouldn't be underestimated, however. Plenty of water+hiking poles+good shoes+map=important. Trail is not well marked near the summit. It's a rocky climb, especially near the top where you scramble up large metamorphic rocks. Incredible view from the summit. Overall, a fun climb and a great time.
Posted Jun 8, 2012 12:41 am

fedakSort of on the Glen Alpine trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2012


Started at the Glen Alpine trailhead- Gilmore Lake was still mostly frozen and the trail was mostly obscured by snowpack.

Pics and trip report here.
Posted May 29, 2012 8:11 pm

JGHarrisonMain trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012


easy going
Posted May 5, 2012 10:18 pm

WayneFryNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2012


Up the northeast ridge and down the northeast bowl. Great view of the surrounding peaks.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 12:12 am

GlennDMt Tallac Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012


Almost no snow! Some icy spots but a mostly straightforward hike up to the summit. Beautiful warm weather and conditions for January. Bring on the snow though!
Posted Jan 15, 2012 7:24 pm

ThePeteLakes & Meadow Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Up via the lakes. I have never seen so many mosquitoes in the Tahoe area before. Summit was fun and very relaxing, especially with the views. Came down the south face on an old trail.
Posted Jan 12, 2012 3:32 am

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