Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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fedak - Sep 11, 2006 1:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Glen Alpine  Sucess!

Another rehab outing for my broken ankle (16 weeks ago) and my second trip up Tallac. Nice cool September morning and I had the trail and the summit to myself on the way up. Passed over 50-75 people on the way down.
Pics are here


jonhersh - Aug 31, 2006 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Mt Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Started early to avoid the crowds. Beautiful day and great views. ~ 4.5 hrs car to car.


BrendanHickey - Aug 29, 2006 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

Route Climbed: Cathedral Lake  Sucess!

Perfectly clear weather all day. Wind kicked in as soon as I climbed out of the bowl above Cathedral Lake, but died down when I was on the summit. Leisurely 7-hour round trip


pbogen - Aug 22, 2006 5:51 pm

gilmore lake route  Sucess!

Went early in morning, not so crowded and had summit to ourselves. On way down passed hurds of people heading up. A not so hard hike with great views.


patient0 - Aug 20, 2006 7:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006

Route: Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Lots of people up there. Nice trip though. Definitely an amazing view of Tahoe.

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Aug 19, 2006 4:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

My first "real" summit  Sucess!

A kind stranger coaxed me into summiting (thank you, stranger!) I also met "1000 Peaks" at the summit. Way better than the view from my couch! Tallac inspired me to explore more peaks!


emilie - Jul 31, 2006 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Glen Alpine from Aloha Lake  Sucess!

Hiked up from Aloha Lake where I was camping w/a few friends. Made for a long day, but the views from the top are worth it! There were a few suspicious clouds in the sky, so when my hair started standing straight up, the ~20(!) people at the summit high-tailed it down in a stampede.


kovarpa - May 18, 2006 3:16 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

SE chutes  Sucess!

Another training climb with Vendulka - hauled 40-60 lbs packs... great weather and actually fun snow climb. I never get tired of the views from the summit.


jenarrow - May 17, 2006 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004

Moonlit Path  Sucess!

Second trip to the top of Tallac. This time it was done by moonlight and headlamp. Great full moon hike on a warm summer night.

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 10:27 pm

Glen Alpine Trail  Sucess!

August 2003: It's an easy walk-up, but I really enjoyed it. The wildflowers were great and the views were equally good.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 16, 2006 9:39 pm

trail  Sucess!

very nice day trip from Oakland


SummitJunkie - Mar 7, 2006 2:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2005

Route Climbed: Glen Alpine  Sucess!

Great Hike. Trail was busy for a weekday in late Sep :(....


thall23 - Feb 19, 2006 3:29 am

Lost Trail  Sucess!

Went with a firend who claimed to know the way, and lied; bushwhacked the first third, then found a trail. Very mellow, very beautiful. Watch out for flys.


brianhughes - Jan 9, 2006 11:55 pm

Date Climbed: a few years ago ?  Sucess!

Really nice views, but way too crowded at the summit.


ckerth - Jan 9, 2006 3:04 am

Route Climbed: Cathedral Lake Date Climbed: January 8, 2006  Sucess!

(August 2, 2008) Climbed from Lily Lake TH as part of a traverse over to Dicks Peak and Jacks Peak.

(January 8, 2006) Great weather the entire day. Almost no wind at all. Did the entire thing with snow shoes, however there was some pretty solid ice on the exposed face leading up to the back side of Tallac.


96avs01 - Dec 5, 2005 2:02 am

Route Climbed: SE Chutes Date Climbed: December 4, 2005  Sucess!

After bailing on the NE ridge due to insufficent snow and way too much bushwacking, we hiked/snowshoed the SE Chutes to the summit. Spent the night on the South ramp at ~8800' and tagged the summit in the morning.


k2link - Oct 23, 2005 3:03 am

Route Climbed: Stanford camp spur/Mt Tallac trail to Glen Alpine Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!

My girlfriend JoAnn and I did this as a loop. Leaving our car at the Glen Alpine Trailhead, we walked back down the road to Stanford Sierra Camp. Climbed the steep, brushy trail from Stanford camp to join the main Tallac trail just short of Cathedral Lake. Had a great hike to the summit, then returned to the Glen Alpine trailhead via Gilmore Lake. Beautiful fall day, only marred by a little smoke from a controlled burn.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 20, 2005 9:55 am

Route Climbed: Mount Tallac trail Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

A nice day hike up from Lake Tahoe. The views from the top are awesome with the whole desolation wilderness to the west and Lake Tahoe to the east. The summit pyramid is a nice little scramble. This looks like it would be great in the winter.


mparker - Oct 13, 2005 1:35 am

Route Climbed: Mount Tallac Trail Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

Great hike all around. Only problem was all the scree to hike on but well worth it. Great view of Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness up top.


ClimbingJunkie - Sep 29, 2005 11:43 pm

Route Climbed: Glen Alpine Date Climbed: September 28, 2005  Sucess!

Great Hike. Trail was busy for a weekday in late Sep :(....

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