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Vertigo soulMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

Vertigo soul

Nice easy day hike to take the girlfriend on. Great views of "Big Blue". I definitely have to come back with my skiis, the eastern chutes and bowls look awesome.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 6:12 pm

kaos14Nice Leg Stretch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006


A nice way to escape (reduce) the crowds a bit on my first trip to Tahoe.
Posted Sep 21, 2006 5:56 pm

Kialv2descent the Cross  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2003


This time I dragged my snowboard up to the top of Mt. Tallac, with 2 of my skier friends who carried their skis with me, how nice of them. I had planned on descending the Sunny Side Bowl, but once on top the conditions allowed us a chance to descend the cross. I will never forget the steepness, and how humbled I felt when I dropped into this section of the mountain.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 4:40 pm

fedakGlen Alpine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Another rehab outing for my broken ankle (16 weeks ago) and my second trip up Tallac. Nice cool September morning and I had the trail and the summit to myself on the way up. Passed over 50-75 people on the way down.
Pics are here
Posted Sep 11, 2006 1:18 am

jonhershMt Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Started early to avoid the crowds. Beautiful day and great views. ~ 4.5 hrs car to car.
Posted Aug 31, 2006 2:57 pm

BrendanHickeyRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006


Perfectly clear weather all day. Wind kicked in as soon as I climbed out of the bowl above Cathedral Lake, but died down when I was on the summit. Leisurely 7-hour round trip
Posted Aug 29, 2006 8:27 pm

pbogengilmore lake route  Sucess!


Went early in morning, not so crowded and had summit to ourselves. On way down passed hurds of people heading up. A not so hard hike with great views.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:51 pm

patient0Route: Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006


Lots of people up there. Nice trip though. Definitely an amazing view of Tahoe.
Posted Aug 20, 2006 7:17 am

Peak BaguetteMy first "real" summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Peak Baguette

A kind stranger coaxed me into summiting (thank you, stranger!) I also met "1000 Peaks" at the summit. Way better than the view from my couch! Tallac inspired me to explore more peaks!
Posted Aug 19, 2006 4:36 am

emilieGlen Alpine from Aloha Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Hiked up from Aloha Lake where I was camping w/a few friends. Made for a long day, but the views from the top are worth it! There were a few suspicious clouds in the sky, so when my hair started standing straight up, the ~20(!) people at the summit high-tailed it down in a stampede.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 6:00 pm

kovarpaSE chutes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006


Another training climb with Vendulka - hauled 40-60 lbs packs... great weather and actually fun snow climb. I never get tired of the views from the summit.
Posted May 18, 2006 3:16 am

jenarrowMoonlit Path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004


Second trip to the top of Tallac. This time it was done by moonlight and headlamp. Great full moon hike on a warm summer night.
Posted May 17, 2006 2:31 am

lakenyonGlen Alpine Trail  Sucess!
August 2003: It's an easy walk-up, but I really enjoyed it. The wildflowers were great and the views were equally good.
Posted May 14, 2006 10:27 pm

Matt Worstertrail  Sucess!

Matt Worster

very nice day trip from Oakland
Posted Mar 16, 2006 9:39 pm

SummitJunkieRoute Climbed: Glen Alpine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2005


Great Hike. Trail was busy for a weekday in late Sep :(....
Posted Mar 7, 2006 2:09 am

thall23Lost Trail  Sucess!


Went with a firend who claimed to know the way, and lied; bushwhacked the first third, then found a trail. Very mellow, very beautiful. Watch out for flys.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 3:29 am

brianhughesDate Climbed: a few years ago ?  Sucess!


Really nice views, but way too crowded at the summit.
Posted Jan 9, 2006 11:55 pm

ckerthRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake Date Climbed: January 8, 2006  Sucess!


(August 2, 2008) Climbed from Lily Lake TH as part of a traverse over to Dicks Peak and Jacks Peak.

(January 8, 2006) Great weather the entire day. Almost no wind at all. Did the entire thing with snow shoes, however there was some pretty solid ice on the exposed face leading up to the back side of Tallac.
Posted Jan 9, 2006 3:04 am

96avs01Route Climbed: SE Chutes Date Climbed: December 4, 2005  Sucess!


After bailing on the NE ridge due to insufficent snow and way too much bushwacking, we hiked/snowshoed the SE Chutes to the summit. Spent the night on the South ramp at ~8800' and tagged the summit in the morning.
Posted Dec 5, 2005 2:02 am

k2linkRoute Climbed: Stanford camp spur/Mt Tallac trail to Glen Alpine Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!


My girlfriend JoAnn and I did this as a loop. Leaving our car at the Glen Alpine Trailhead, we walked back down the road to Stanford Sierra Camp. Climbed the steep, brushy trail from Stanford camp to join the main Tallac trail just short of Cathedral Lake. Had a great hike to the summit, then returned to the Glen Alpine trailhead via Gilmore Lake. Beautiful fall day, only marred by a little smoke from a controlled burn.
Posted Oct 23, 2005 3:03 am

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