Nice views, hiked up from Gilmore Lake with my girlfriend.
Couldn't ask for a nicer day. I left the trailhead around 7:45. I had the summit to myself. I got off the main trail a couple of times as snow drifts obscured the direct route. Passed a lot of people on the way up on my decent.
There were still many snowfields to hike through, including one dangerous one near the top of this ridge (on the north facing side of course). The footsteps were deep, but it was quite scary. On the way down, we ended up walking on the boulders to get past that one snowfield. Otherwise, the view from the top is always spectacular! Oh and bring your bug spray and anti itch stick! The mosquitoes were relentless on the way up and back down.
Love the summer hike up there.
climbed some time in winter 2010
Fantasic weather. Was planing to do Dicks Peak, however the PCT was still covered with snow all the way up to Dicks Pass. So took a detour to Mt. Tallac instead
First time under heavy smoke, this time under clouds. Will I ever get that million dollar view of Tahoe?
Great corn skiing up high. Taters from the beginning of sweat hill on down. Road is getting pretty lean in terms of coverage- a lotta damn work pulling it back to the car.
Summitted with Travis Hesse. 3 hours.
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.