Mariel (age 11), Rich and I had a lovely and challenging hike today! We started off at 9:15am in 55 degree sunny weather. Gorgeous day the whole way, not too hot, a bit buggy in places. The hike above Cathedral Lake was difficult - steep and rock hopping over large, sharp boulders and steep loose shale. The trail was difficult to find in many places and we got lost on the way back. The top was amazing! The views were completely worth the hike and everything others have posted about the views were true. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Emerald Bay, and Fallen Leaf Lake. We took 8.5 hours to do the entire hike and went through all of our water (one camelback per person). Used a lot of sunscreen and bug spray. All had hats and sunglasses. We saw 6 marmots, many, many chipmunks, heard a grouse. We are sore but glad we did it!
Started at 6:30am and was at the summit at 9:30. Took longer than expected. Fantastic views. Great hike. Nobody hiking on the way up (3 had started at 3am & were up there when I arrived), but many going up on my way down.
Ascended the NE ridge and skied the NE bowl. Great fun and the views are hard to beat.
Climbed the Northeast Ridge to the summit, then skied the Cross Couloir. Variable snow in the couloir, but there was knee-deep powder in a lot of places and great snow in the bowl below!
Set out to tackle the NE Ridge, but got off-route quickly and ended up freestyling some unknown ridge to the base of the couloirs. Found the NE Bowl to gain the summit, eventually. Amazing views up top, and perfect weather!
Easy hike, great views.
Unbeatable views, excellent turns.
This was a fun solo traverse of some major peaks in desolation wilderness. Started and finished at Lake of the Woods.
My mother still has on her wall the photo of me and the group of college girls I met on top of Mt Tallac. Others talked about a group of college chicks hiking up the trail. Sure enough they summited when I was still there and I was the official photographer. The group shot with me in the middle was a classic.
Used the steep E gully that terminates nearly at the summit as a snow climbing training route for a Rainier team, fun time.
Great ski tour down the mellow side... have been stormed off the NE face a couple times since, will keep coming back.
Wonderful climb on a beautiful day!
Climbed with a few friends after moving to the area. Hiked via Glen Alpine trail after camping there, peaceful hike with great views and served as a stepping stone to other great peaks: Pyramid, Lassen, Shasta, Whitney.
We attempted to climb up the cross, and were not so successful. Attempted an eastside chute, and not so successful again. Made another attempt near the cross, and yet again were foiled by poor snow conditions. Happens.
This hike was very easy. Of course, I am in good shape at this point in the season. It was quite hot; and I went through all my water. It was 10 miles round trip from the car. The trail is probably over 9.6 miles round trip from the Tallac Trailhead. It was 101 in Reno, so Tallac was still hot. There was a group of 30 people from Sacramento that hiked that day, and the summit was very crowded. Overall, a beautiful place, but better with more solitude.
fun hike and a great view of the south lake tahoe area
Partner and I climbed (trad style), the East rock columns of Tallac, via the large snow slope that runs to the base of the Tallac Trailhead on the North-East side of the mountain.
Fantastic rock of at least 2 pitches!
Can be done alpine style, trad style or mixed if conditions are right for ice..etc!
Dayhike from Glen Alpine TH. Continued on to Dicks Pk, Jacks Pk and then Pyramid Pk before returning to the car which made for a very long day in a great area which I hadn't visited yet.