Have actually raced up and down this mountain with my old Alaska climbing partner while our wifes ran the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
We used to live in Incline Village in the 1990's and took guests to the summit often. Skied it for the first time just this past March, 2005 when on a road trip through the area. Never seen so much damn powder, could barely keep my tips up on ascent. That was work! As always, worth the view though. I highly recommend this ski route. Cheers!
I actually climb one of the chutes (couloirs) that go up from the cirque - a lot of fun with all this snow. Awesome weather and NO people. Great day
It was a awesome day. No wind, very little clouds and a lot of sun. Abi and I started at 5:30 in the morining at reached the summit at 8:00. The views where so great that we sat on the summit for 3 hours until the summit got a little crowded.
Kind of embarassed about logging such a small peak but might as well. Tahoe is an awsome place.
Nice July day, with the spouse....good fun!
This was the first peak I ever bagged. The day was nice and warm with hardly any wind. The views where awsome. I have been addicted to the mountains ever since.
Excellent time, excellent weather, excellent views.
Always in sight and practically sitting in my backyard in South Lake Tahoe, I used to regularly hike this peak, and downhill skied it one time in the winter. Its easy access attracts throngs of visitors, and it is not uncommon to have two dozen hikers buzzing around the summit. The views are worth it though.
David Deffner and I climbed Mount Tallac via the Glen Alpine trail, on a totally beautiful and clear summer day. This was our first "training" hike together before our Kilimanjaro trek in July.
Warmup for Russell. Mostly Class 2 talus & bush with some fun class 3 near the top of the chutes, but once the chutes top out, you've still got 600 vertical feet left to go. A good summer alternative to the packed trail.
Good breaking in the boots trail...
I hiked up Cathedral Lake Trail and tagged the top of Tallac on the way to Dick's Peak and Jack's Peak. Of note, the mosquitoes were totally insane. Fucking crazy. I had never seen any there, so I neglected to take repellent. If you go in June or July, take some mosquito repellent or become an unhappy blood donor.
Also of note, I had to deviate from the usual trail a couple of times to go around snowfields. Not that big of a deal.
I went down the Glen Alpine Trail on they way to Dick's Pass and came back up it on the way back to my car. I managed to get off trail a couple of times on the way up the Glen Alpine Trail. Seems I was in the mood to follow those red herrings that look like trails but peter out and leave you wondering where the hell the trail went.
Have done this trail about six times, love the views from Tallac, several times I have gone down to Gilmore Lake to spend the night and fish. Skeets at Gilmore will eat you alive bet. june and Aug.
A nice two hour stroll to the top. A little warm above the tree line. Excellent views of the Tahoe Basin, Desolation Wilderness, and Fallen Leaf Lake.
Traversed from Dicks Peak, returning via the beautiful valley just west of Tallac (Tallac Lake, Snow Lake, etc). The hike along that ridge is kind of loose and sloggy in a couple of places, but the views at the top are great.
One of the better views in CA.
Great snowshoe hike! I really wish that I had brought my skis!
More fantastic route finding with D across the ridge from Dick’s Pass. Although we did see plenty of people in Desolation Wilderness over the weekend, there was only one other person at the top (and we had Dick’s Pass to ourselves for a lunch break). A wonderful peak to get a true feel for the immensity of Lake Tahoe.
Climbed with rgreen. Final summit ascent was up the east ridge of the summit bowl. Decended down the west ridge of summit bowl to saddle point and down through the NE gully. Time from summit to trail head was 1.5 hours. Outstanding views along the entire approach.
Started out on the Northeast Ridge route; made it to the bowl traversal that leads to the north of the summit; we saw we were directly east and there were some chutes leading up. Much suffering ensued, about 4 hours later finally made it out of the chute, and 6:54 total time saw the summit. The chute was high angle snow, which gave way to zero footing as we approached the rocks, technical climbing over the rock section (probably about 30 feet), with uncompacted snow over everything. Above the technical section, we were able to kick-step in the (less) steep snow up to the top of the ridge. Relatively easy walk up the bowl face from the east to the summit after that...