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T3xa5b0yAwesome hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014


Did this hike from the Glen Alpine trailhead. Absolutely awesome hike. The Glean Alpine trail has beautiful views of the Desolation Wilderness the whole way up. The view from the summit is amazing!
Posted Feb 12, 2016 11:52 pm

FairweatherMt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013


Good warmup/workout hike.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 8:42 pm

Awalusmade it
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015


Started at 6am,what a tough hike
Posted Sep 14, 2015 8:22 pm

bechttTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015


Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.
Posted Aug 21, 2015 2:53 pm

jkantolineFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010


My first time going up Tallac for my climbing partner's birthday...it was a rough and steep climb for me, but I was successful and it was a rewarding climb. I have been up five times since...one of my favorite climbs in Tahoe.
Posted Jun 23, 2015 1:44 am

ktoyamaDesolation Wilderness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014
Two days hiking/backpacking in Desolation Wilderness including Angora Peak, Aloha Lake, Gilmore Lake, Mt. Tallac, Dick's Peak.
Posted Dec 15, 2014 7:39 pm

CptAmericavery steep trail run  Sucess!


got up in 1:45. spent about an hour at the top. very hot. have climbed it in the winter and it can be a serious mountaineering trip. but a fun/challenging summer trail run
Posted Oct 21, 2014 5:04 pm

StrazmatazLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008
Decided to do a long day, started at the Tallac trailhead and headed to the peak then out to Aloha. From Aloha I headed south to Echo Summit and down a VERY steep trail to Fallen Leaf where some folks were nice enough to give me a ride back to my car...
Posted Oct 19, 2014 1:38 pm

cabFrom Glen Alpine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014


Continued on to Dicks & Jacks afterwards. Barely made it back to the car before it started pouring.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:21 am

JoeKMt Tallac Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014


Solo day hike on Mt Tallac trail. Had to navigate a bit of snow/loose rock just below the ridge.
Posted Jun 13, 2014 6:06 pm

seanoEnd of traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2014


Finishing a long loop around from Pyramid. Found a trail on the way down, which doesn't appear on my topo, which ends on the fire road at the Glen Alpine parking area. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:10 pm

citadel07Fun Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2010


Up the east ridge
Posted May 13, 2014 2:06 pm

ScottyPAlways Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2014


Winter route lacking snow.. A bit of bushwhacking then straight up the NE bowl..
Posted May 12, 2014 12:12 am

trexkerryEarly season from Glen Alpine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2014
From Glen Alpine, tough to follow the trail above 7500 feet due to snow cover so just went cross country up the slope to the summit. Gilmore Lake still frozen over. Trip report is HERE
Posted May 4, 2014 2:59 am

brihuangSpring Creek, Bowl Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014


Hiked Spring Creek Road. Approach through forest and manzanita to the foot of the bowl wasn't that bad. Wasn't able to gain the NE ridge due to low snow coverage. Hiked directly up bowl, super tiring but made it. Snowboard ride down through untracked soft corn snow was amazing. Hike from the foot of the bowl to car was horrendous. Full trip report available http://beachyadventures.blogspot.com/2014/03/mount-tallac-snowboarding.html
Posted Mar 21, 2014 3:40 am

WayneFryNorth Ridge via Cascade Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014


Climbed this route with a team of seven from the Bayview trailhead. Steep and direct and has some fun class 2-3 scrambling along the way. To make it even more interesting we parked a few cars at Spring Creek road and descended the NE ridge after we reached the top. About a 7.5 mile round trip.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 1:11 am

RaymondShevskySplendid views of Tahoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010


Great introduction to Tahoe area hiking.
Posted Jan 25, 2014 3:25 am

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

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