Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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ScottHanson - Aug 6, 2017 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2017

By trail  Sucess!

Very hot. I should have carried more water.


kaylam87 - Jul 8, 2017 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Still some snow up there  Sucess!

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.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015

My first Tahoe peak  Sucess!

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.


RoryKuykendall - Dec 9, 2016 2:40 am

Climbed With My Dad  Sucess!

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.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Oct 23, 2016 12:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2016

Great hike  Sucess!

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.


pezzotto - May 29, 2016 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2015

Mt Tallac  Sucess!

Amazing climb!


T3xa5b0y - Feb 12, 2016 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

Awesome hike!  Sucess!

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!


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Good warmup/workout hike.


Awalus - Sep 14, 2015 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

made it

Started at 6am,what a tough hike


bechtt - Aug 21, 2015 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

Trail  Sucess!

Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

First Time  Sucess!

My first time going up Tallac for my climbing partner's was a rough and steep climb for me, but I was successful and it was a rewarding climb. I have been up five times of my favorite climbs in Tahoe.

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

Fun Day Hike  Sucess!

Up the east ridge


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

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