Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jul 17, 2022 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2022

Peak #10 in Ocean to Peak Adventures Mountain Summit Challenge 2022  Sucess!

About a 7-hour hike. Pretty hot day in SLT.


IronHiker - Aug 23, 2021 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2021

Smoky  Sucess!

Beautiful hike, but marred by smoke from multiple fires. From the summit, we could see the south shore of Tahoe, but the rest of the basin was filled with smoke.


colingregory - Jul 27, 2020 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Backpack  Sucess!

After dropping our car at Pyramid Creek TH, we got a ride over to Fallen Leaf Lake and started our 3-day traverse from the Tallac TH. With light weekend packs we made it up to Tallac to enjoy the sunset. We then hiked by headlamp down to Gilmore Lake and set up for the night. Over the next two days we bagged Dicks, Jacks, Price, Agassiz, & Pyramid before making it back to our car.

Constant Ascension

Constant Ascension - Oct 13, 2019 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2019

To Tallac and Back  Sucess!

Smoky air from the Caples fire.


viajero - Sep 14, 2019 9:07 am

Great lake views  Sucess!

Have climbed this a handful of times in summer and winter. It is always magical up there. Great ski trip. Summer can be busy up there. The small rocks were too rough for my dogs pads.


Aramazd - Jul 5, 2019 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2019

Mt Tallac  Sucess!

Beautiful views, excellent weather. Snow encountered from around 7200 feet. Above 8000 feet patches of snow and patches without snow. On one segment about two thirds of the way up, snow was melting next to the boulders and then there was a steep drop off on the left, making the climb a little hairy. Many others were climbing without crampons, but I found their use invaluable on that segment.


MikeLJ - Feb 11, 2019 7:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1990

First summit in the USA  Sucess!

Came to the USA to go to Yosemite but it was closed due to fires.
Climbed this on the only good weather day!


Jonodo - Nov 24, 2018 9:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2018

Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Very pleasant day. Great views of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 4, 2018 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2018

It's A Scramble  Sucess!

I started out along the shores of Fallen Leaf Lake and bushwacked up the mountainside until I connected with the trail and ascended from there. 2.5 hours to summit and 2.0 hours back down. Tons of people up there and what a beautiful day and climb !


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Nice Tahoe views

Gentle, easy climb with a big time view. Done it many times since then.


dgkirk - Dec 25, 2017 1:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2017

Long trip from Lake Aloha  Sucess!

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!


patricklynch88 - Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

Mount Tallac Trailhead  Sucess!

Mount Tallac via Mount Tallac Trailhead. Day trip. 3,300 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.


labgloves - Aug 11, 2017 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

Training hike  Sucess!

Training hike


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!

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