Was camping with some friends in Lake Aloha region and decided to go for a "nice little day hike." Not the best idea I've ever had, but the view from the summit was epic. Can't wait to go back in winter conditions!
Mount Tallac via Mount Tallac Trailhead. Day trip. 3,300 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.
Very hot. I should have carried more water.
With NorCal Women Adventurers. There is still snow in the bowl, most people were going up the edge of the snow in just shoes. I brought microspikes just in case but ended up going up the talus on the side of the snow for the first half, then going up the snow when it got a little wider. There is some more snow coverage past the bowl that obscures good portions of the trail. But if you have a map (and can see the summit, really) you can get there pretty easily. Took us about 3.5 hours to get to the summit, about three hours down. Went through 4L of liquid, warm day! Views were pretty great, you can see Desolation is still pretty socked in. Saw a marmot, ground squirrels, and a hawk dive-bombing an eagle in a tree.
This was my first Tahoe peak. Tiring but loved it! Got a nasty sunburn, and I still don't think I've learned my lesson two years later. :) We saw a bear near the trailhead as we started.
Climbed this with my dad at some point when I was growing up. It felt like a great adventure at the time. I remember being fascinated by the views into the Desolation Wilderness.
Started on trailhead at 10:00 am, got back to car at 5:30 pm. Lots of snow at top, and about 30 people at top.
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!
Good warmup/workout hike.
Started at 6am,what a tough hike
Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.
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.
Two days hiking/backpacking in Desolation Wilderness including Angora Peak, Aloha Lake, Gilmore Lake, Mt. Tallac, Dick's Peak.
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
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...
Continued on to Dicks & Jacks afterwards. Barely made it back to the car before it started pouring.
Solo day hike on Mt Tallac trail. Had to navigate a bit of snow/loose rock just below the ridge.
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.