This hike is Tight!!! My dad and uncle and cousin and myself climbed it a few years ago in july, it has great views! lots of little marmots.
a wonderful father-son hike
next time i need to remember to take more water though!
did the whole route on a hot summer day with 1 liter of water for both of us to share...
Nice fall hike up the trail with lovely fall colors. We didn't see anyone on the way up but as we were descending we ran into a class of 50 sixth graders on a school outing.
I think it would have made a whole lot difference (like even better) to go up there around sunset or sunrise instead of mid-day though.
We had lunch somewhere between/behind the rocks. All I remember is the wind, strong wind.
Been to the top a few times and got some great pano shots back in 2003. Climbed it from both sides and going up the face is a nice work out! Lived there for 18 years so I had to climb it as much as possible.
Perfect Indian Summer day. Solo hike from the main trail. Probably passed 8-10 others along the way. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and Desolation. 4 hours roundtrip.
Fun dayhike from Mt. Tallac TH. Great views from summit.
Nice easy day hike to take the girlfriend on. Great views of "Big Blue". I definitely have to come back with my skiis, the eastern chutes and bowls look awesome.
A nice way to escape (reduce) the crowds a bit on my first trip to Tahoe.
This time I dragged my snowboard up to the top of Mt. Tallac, with 2 of my skier friends who carried their skis with me, how nice of them. I had planned on descending the Sunny Side Bowl, but once on top the conditions allowed us a chance to descend the cross. I will never forget the steepness, and how humbled I felt when I dropped into this section of the mountain.
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.
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Started early to avoid the crowds. Beautiful day and great views. ~ 4.5 hrs car to car.
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
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.
Lots of people up there. Nice trip though. Definitely an amazing view of Tahoe.
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!
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.
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.
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.
August 2003: It's an easy walk-up, but I really enjoyed it. The wildflowers were great and the views were equally good.