I loved it. Beautiful all the way up, and world class views of Tahoe from the summit. Watch out for assertive marmots!
Party included Lynda (aka Zarathustraswife), her brother Danny and his wife Kellie. Conditioning for Half Dome.
"Fatigue plus loose talus equals broken ankle." Fortunately this didn't happen to anyone in our party, but I kept thinking it over and over in my head on the way down.
Did this hike with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law. The elevation gain was good training for Half Dome which we did in August 2010. Challenging hike, but the views at the top were amazing.
Planned on Cross Couloir, but avy conditions and cornices at the top led us to go up a chute further right to the ridge. Great day with great views. Also climbed it on Sep 30, 2006.
The top of the couloir was heavily corniced, but Josh H. and I spied a small chute veering to the right, branching from the main couloir close to the top. Its entrance was protected by some rock and ice, but once we got past this crux it was 100 feet of climbing at 60 degrees on good snow till we topped out. Excellent day!
Climbed on arguably the final hiking (as opposed to snowshoeing) day of the 2010 season. Started at 11am and finished at 5:30pm. Mostly pleasant hike, although a cold front blew over between the start of the hike and about 3pm, causing chilly temps and windy conditions in exposed areas. As we began our descent, the sun came out and warmed things up, winds calmed down, and some spectacular cumulous clouds formed over the crystal range. A significant snowstorm arrived the following morning, which probably will result in permanent snow cover at higher elevations until Spring.
through trip from echo lakes to fallen leaf lake,decided to make a stop.
When the bad weather moved in we quickly drove over from Bridgeport and skied NE-ridge up and NE-bowl down before all hell broke loose. No view, high winds, bad snow, but a memorable adventure.
Amazing unobstructed view of the entire lake.
This climb spit us out in the winter but I tried the hiking trail last summer and it was easy and fun. I greatly recommend this peak as a good summer hiking experience.
Great way to start the morning on my thru hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Mt Tallac: Duration: 6 hours 48 minutes; Length: 9 miles; Average Speed: 1.3 mph; Vertical Change: 3500
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.
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!
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.
Ascended the NE ridge and skied the NE bowl. Great fun and the views are hard to beat.
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!
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!
Easy hike, great views.
Unbeatable views, excellent turns.
This was a fun solo traverse of some major peaks in desolation wilderness. Started and finished at Lake of the Woods.