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mengboJuly 5th, 2010  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


Mt Tallac: Duration: 6 hours 48 minutes; Length: 9 miles; Average Speed: 1.3 mph; Vertical Change: 3500
Posted Aug 10, 2010 8:39 pm

MiroslavaMy best mountain to date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


My SPS peak number 4.
Although I did enjoy Granite Chief quite a bit the day before, the hike up Tallac was the highlight of my climbing career so far. I liked splashing in Cathedral Lake, which was surprisingly warm. Then I took a nap. The hike was tough for my father. He had to lay down for several minutes on the summit while my mother and I were enjoying the views. We were the last party on the top that day. Got back just before dark.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 5:22 pm

cbarry1014We Made It!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010
Mariel (age 11), Rich and I had a lovely and challenging hike today! We started off at 9:15am in 55 degree sunny weather. Gorgeous day the whole way, not too hot, a bit buggy in places. The hike above Cathedral Lake was difficult - steep and rock hopping over large, sharp boulders and steep loose shale. The trail was difficult to find in many places and we got lost on the way back. The top was amazing! The views were completely worth the hike and everything others have posted about the views were true. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Emerald Bay, and Fallen Leaf Lake. We took 8.5 hours to do the entire hike and went through all of our water (one camelback per person). Used a lot of sunscreen and bug spray. All had hats and sunglasses. We saw 6 marmots, many, many chipmunks, heard a grouse. We are sore but glad we did it!
Posted Jul 3, 2010 11:46 pm

MarmadukeClear Day   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Started at 6:30am and was at the summit at 9:30. Took longer than expected. Fantastic views. Great hike. Nobody hiking on the way up (3 had started at 3am & were up there when I arrived), but many going up on my way down.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 12:41 am

justingFun ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


Ascended the NE ridge and skied the NE bowl. Great fun and the views are hard to beat.
Posted Apr 13, 2010 11:41 pm

bc44caesarNortheast Ridge/Cross Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010


Climbed the Northeast Ridge to the summit, then skied the Cross Couloir. Variable snow in the couloir, but there was knee-deep powder in a lot of places and great snow in the bowl below!
Posted Mar 28, 2010 12:10 am

CWesselsSnowshoe Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


Set out to tackle the NE Ridge, but got off-route quickly and ended up freestyling some unknown ridge to the base of the couloirs. Found the NE Bowl to gain the summit, eventually. Amazing views up top, and perfect weather!
Posted Mar 21, 2010 7:20 pm

winemanvanEasy walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1976


Easy hike, great views.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 10:34 am

granjeroPow Turns in Babycham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006


Unbeatable views, excellent turns.
Posted Mar 3, 2010 9:24 pm

bizjacks, dicks, tallac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


This was a fun solo traverse of some major peaks in desolation wilderness. Started and finished at Lake of the Woods.
Posted Feb 18, 2010 6:25 pm

bryangastDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008


perfect day.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 9:57 am

SKIWaist-deep powder
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2009


Ahhhhh! Frusturating!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 9:21 pm

wyopeakMikesummit group photo  Sucess!


My mother still has on her wall the photo of me and the group of college girls I met on top of Mt Tallac. Others talked about a group of college chicks hiking up the trail. Sure enough they summited when I was still there and I was the official photographer. The group shot with me in the middle was a classic.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 12:09 pm

Darren9training for the vertical world


Used the steep E gully that terminates nearly at the summit as a snow climbing training route for a Rainier team, fun time.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 3:03 am

haishanSW corn slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1998


Great ski tour down the mellow side... have been stormed off the NE face a couple times since, will keep coming back.
Posted Sep 29, 2009 3:41 am

sourstrawBeautiful!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2009


Wonderful climb on a beautiful day!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 7:58 pm

DeltakypInspirational beginnings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2002


Climbed with a few friends after moving to the area. Hiked via Glen Alpine trail after camping there, peaceful hike with great views and served as a stepping stone to other great peaks: Pyramid, Lassen, Shasta, Whitney.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 11:22 pm

WMLunconventional assault, fail
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2009


We attempted to climb up the cross, and were not so successful. Attempted an eastside chute, and not so successful again. Made another attempt near the cross, and yet again were foiled by poor snow conditions. Happens.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:45 am

hgrapidHot and crowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


This hike was very easy. Of course, I am in good shape at this point in the season. It was quite hot; and I went through all my water. It was 10 miles round trip from the car. The trail is probably over 9.6 miles round trip from the Tallac Trailhead. It was 101 in Reno, so Tallac was still hot. There was a group of 30 people from Sacramento that hiked that day, and the summit was very crowded. Overall, a beautiful place, but better with more solitude.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 11:04 pm

snowclimber12great view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


fun hike and a great view of the south lake tahoe area
Posted Jul 7, 2009 12:13 am

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