Quick ~2 hour roundtrip jaunt to both summits. Getting over to the North summit was a little bushwacky. Park on Highway 89 and walk through the forest to the trail to avoid the asinine $10 "use fee" being charged by contracted concessionaire.
Made a loop of Eagle Lake, both Maggie's Peaks and Granite Lake. Fantastic view from the south peak. Fun scrambling on the north peak.
Started my day on the trail around 2:00pm. Their was a pretty decent wind advisory this day. Spent some time exploring the surrounding areas before and after summiting.
Beautiful day for a hike from Bayview campground and there were excellent views along the way.
Beautiful day for a hike above Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay. Started from Bayview trailhead. At saddle went out toward the north peak a few hundred yards, but decided scramble not advisable solo, so settled for easy south peak summit (higher!). From there continued southwest along easy slopes, no trail, down to catch the trail continuation to the junction with Eagle Lake trail, a longer way down, not as good a trail but not as steep. Prepare for crowds from Eagle Lake out to trailhead.
Fun early morning hike from Bayview TH, started at 6:30 and was able to park all the way at the end of the campground next to the TH, first to higher south summit which was easy, then a bit more exciting traverse over to the lower north summit. Back to the TH by 9:30. TR is HERE.
Great views of Emerald Bay!
Fun, but steep, hike from Bayview. Not too crowded on the trail, but Emerald Bay was a zoo below.
A nice class 3 scramble up the North peak (easier route found on way back) and forest hike up the South peak.
Snowshoed up to the peak from the Bayview Trailhead. Warm day (~38-44 degrees) with mediocre/poor snow conditions--though there is quite a bit of snow compared to last year. After summiting, seeing I had quite a bit of spare time, I traversed over to frozen Dicks Lake. Overall, a beautiful day in a beautiful area.
Went up with Cedar and Pat. Would have climbed the north peak but they convinced me to go around and down to Cascade Creek on the way back.
Nice hike with my wife. Great views of Tahoe and to the west as well. Late start kept us from getting to Dicks and Jacks Peak.
Had a couple of hours while the family was laying on the beach at Camp Richardson. Found, to my happy surprise, some interesting class 3-4 scrambling on the north peak. A perfect mini hike with stunning views of Desolation and LT.
Began route from Highway 89 and traversed a backcountry canyon on the north side of Mt. Tallac. Accended the south buttress to the south summit. Spectacular view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding lakes.
Meant to go to Dicks, but forgot the snowshoes. Duh. Trip Report
I was sleeping from Granite Lake all the way to the summit and back to the car. Missed all the great views. will have to come back some other day.
Climbed in snowshoes from Bayview CG, up to the south peak in mixed weather. East face and chutes look awesome. This little peak is a secret gem.
first peak of the day, via Bayview TH. On the way to the Crystal Range!
Side trip whilst returning from a outing to Dicks Peak.
The South Peak was a trivial walkup, the North a short but steep sand slog.
Pics are here.