Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

Desolation Wilderness  Sucess!

Two days hiking/backpacking in Desolation Wilderness including Angora Peak, Aloha Lake, Gilmore Lake, Mt. Tallac, Dick's Peak.

CptAmerica

CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:04 pm

very steep trail run  Sucess!

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

Strazmataz - Oct 19, 2014 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

Long Day  Sucess!

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...

cab

cab - Jul 21, 2014 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

From Glen Alpine  Sucess!

Continued on to Dicks & Jacks afterwards. Barely made it back to the car before it started pouring.

JoeK

JoeK - Jun 13, 2014 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014

Mt Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Solo day hike on Mt Tallac trail. Had to navigate a bit of snow/loose rock just below the ridge.

seano

seano - May 29, 2014 3:10 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2014

End of traverse  Sucess!

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.

citadel07

citadel07 - May 13, 2014 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2010

Fun Day Hike  Sucess!

Up the east ridge

ScottyP

ScottyP - May 12, 2014 12:12 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Always Fun  Sucess!

Winter route lacking snow.. A bit of bushwhacking then straight up the NE bowl..

trexkerry - May 4, 2014 2:59 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Early season from Glen Alpine  Sucess!

From Glen Alpine, tough to follow the trail above 7500 feet due to snow cover so just went cross country up the slope to the summit. Gilmore Lake still frozen over. Trip report is HERE

brihuang - Mar 21, 2014 3:40 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014

Spring Creek, Bowl Direct  Sucess!

Hiked Spring Creek Road. Approach through forest and manzanita to the foot of the bowl wasn't that bad. Wasn't able to gain the NE ridge due to low snow coverage. Hiked directly up bowl, super tiring but made it. Snowboard ride down through untracked soft corn snow was amazing. Hike from the foot of the bowl to car was horrendous. Full trip report available http://beachyadventures.blogspot.com/2014/03/mount-tallac-snowboarding.html

WayneFry

WayneFry - Jan 31, 2014 1:11 am Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014

North Ridge via Cascade Lake  Sucess!

Climbed this route with a team of seven from the Bayview trailhead. Steep and direct and has some fun class 2-3 scrambling along the way. To make it even more interesting we parked a few cars at Spring Creek road and descended the NE ridge after we reached the top. About a 7.5 mile round trip.

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Jan 25, 2014 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Splendid views of Tahoe  Sucess!

Great introduction to Tahoe area hiking.

bigbadgoo - Dec 9, 2013 1:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

classic  Sucess!

Seems like it might just be the classic Tahoe basin summit, easy route all on trail too!

Chandra

Chandra - Oct 12, 2013 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2013

Mount Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Georgous autumn colours, a cute little black bear just 5 metres beside the trail and spectacular views over Lake Tahoe... what else do you want

bctahoe75

bctahoe75 - Oct 3, 2013 11:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Mt. Tallac Summit  Sucess!

I will start by saying this is a moderately difficult climb. Much tougher than Freel Peak, Jobs Sister, or Mt. Rose. However, the lower elevation does help, and it really isn't that tough if you take away a couple of steep sections and the last 1/4 mile to the summit. I did this hike with a group of 8 other people (6 women) and it took anywhere from 3 to 4.5 hours to reach the top for this group. The views along the way and at the summit are as good as any peak I have been on in the Tahoe Basin (which is 14 out of the 19 prominent peaks). The views back into the Desolation Wilderness are excellent, as you can see several peaks and many many lakes. If you want to pick one good hike in the Tahoe Basin...this one won't disappoint. The trailhead is just 1 mile off highway 89 directly opposite Baldwin Beach.

haha1 - Sep 17, 2013 11:47 pm

Made it  Sucess!

The first time I tried was the year before, and didn't make it because of weather issues. I made it the second time. My second SPS peak.

jimegan

jimegan - Sep 7, 2013 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

Mt Tallac  Sucess!

finally had a chance during snow free season, some smoke from the Rim fire at Yosemite around the Lake Tahoe area

AceSierra

AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Two different hiking routes  Sucess!

Have done the Mt. Tallac trail as well as Glen Alpine. The road to Glen Alpine is kind of a joke. VERY popular hike, but the views from the top justify it. The Tallac trail is shorter, Glen Alpine more scenic.

Daria

Daria - Jul 29, 2013 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

with dicks peak  Sucess!

Done as loop with dicks peak. Sensational views!!! The tame marmots and chipmunks were in abundance on the summit.

sunshine - May 6, 2013 1:40 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Ugh  Sucess!

Parked on 89 at the Mt. Tallac Trailhead entrance, and huffed over to Spring Creek. Had a miserable solo ascent up the NE Ridge. Wrong time of year for this route + low snow. Had to carefully pick my way up the mountain avoiding VERY thick brush and soft, spotty snow. Eventually made it off the dirt onto snow, but every step up sunk 50% back down the rest of the way. Summited and descended the long way around via Mt. Tallac Trail.

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