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JasonHMt Tallac trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Great day for a climb. It was very clear and the views seemed endless. The summit area was a happening place with a lot of people and squirrels.
Posted Jul 21, 2007 12:48 am

SFMountaineerFrom Gilmore Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Simple climb from Gilmore lake, where we spent the night, resulting in a phenominal summit view!
Posted Jul 20, 2007 2:52 pm

coastclimberMt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


A great trail with beautiful views on the way up, and amazing views from the summit. Stayed pretty hot for the whole hike though, good thing we had plenty of water. Lots of people on the summit when we arrived around 1pm. I would recommend an earlier start for a summer hike to avoid the crowds and heat.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 7:48 pm

Ashburtbeautiful hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Hiked from the Glen Alpine Trailhead. Camped at Gilmore Lake and hiked to the summit the next morning. Beautiful view, little hazy and windy with lots of little critters running around.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 2:56 am

Katy Yfirst climb of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Katy Y

A few notes: (1) LOTS of exposed areas; wear good sun protection; (2) despite elevation, it was pretty darn warm; (3) was expecting more scree-type conditions; just lots and lots of rocks in every size. But a great day had by all.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 9:27 pm

metasyn11Jacks->Dicks->Tallac talus traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Climbed Tallac at the tail end of a solo 20+ mile Jacks->Dicks->Tallac talus traverse from Glen Alpine. It was a gorgeous day in every respect. There was an unabashedly curious marmot on the summit that kept me company.
Posted Jun 24, 2007 10:30 pm

Jim CarrCan't Beat the View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004
Nice summit. Easy approach via Glen Alpine Trail.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 5:11 pm

peerzatwhiteout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007


a good climb up and solid ski down. lots of freshies. the summit brought whiteout conditions making for a bit more of an interesting time skiing the bowl. only three other folks on the entire mountain at the time. a great day.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 7:23 pm

bigbendbettyMt Tallac trail  Sucess!


Enjoyed the hike. I started too late in the day though and got caught in the dark on the way back
Posted Mar 28, 2007 4:02 am

StrazzmanYEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005


This hike is Tight!!! My dad and uncle and cousin and myself climbed it a few years ago in july, it has great views! lots of little marmots.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 6:16 am

stinkycheezman33First Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2002


a wonderful father-son hike
next time i need to remember to take more water though!
did the whole route on a hot summer day with 1 liter of water for both of us to share...
Posted Mar 8, 2007 4:57 am

Hapey McHapeMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006

Hapey McHape

Nice fall hike up the trail with lovely fall colors. We didn't see anyone on the way up but as we were descending we ran into a class of 50 sixth graders on a school outing.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 1:47 am

muajeeGlen Alpine -> Gilmore Lake Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004



I think it would have made a whole lot difference (like even better) to go up there around sunset or sunrise instead of mid-day though.

We had lunch somewhere between/behind the rocks. All I remember is the wind, strong wind.
Posted Dec 20, 2006 9:10 am

CBoldt1010Great Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2003


Been to the top a few times and got some great pano shots back in 2003. Climbed it from both sides and going up the face is a nice work out! Lived there for 18 years so I had to climb it as much as possible.
Posted Nov 16, 2006 7:47 pm

Dangers PopMt Tallac Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2006

Dangers Pop

Perfect Indian Summer day. Solo hike from the main trail. Probably passed 8-10 others along the way. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and Desolation. 4 hours roundtrip.
Posted Oct 21, 2006 4:27 pm

mlarkin2002Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004
Fun dayhike from Mt. Tallac TH. Great views from summit.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 10:57 pm

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

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