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.
Smoky air from the Caples fire.
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.
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.
Came to the USA to go to Yosemite but it was closed due to fires.
Climbed this on the only good weather day!
Very pleasant day. Great views of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake.
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 !
Gentle, easy climb with a big time view. Done it many times since then.
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!
Mount Tallac via Mount Tallac Trailhead. Day trip. 3,300 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.
Very hot. I should have carried more water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Good warmup/workout hike.
Started at 6am,what a tough hike