Crowded summit on a busy summer weekend, but the weather was perfect. Unwilling to deal with the hordes on the main trail, we blazed straight up the chutes on the SE face, which give awesome views over your shoulder the entire way up.
Day-hiked this peak with Wei. This route is the standard one with a road sign for "Mt Tallac Trailhead" on Highway. It's 9-10 miles round trip, 3400 feet elevation gain, the easiest day hike to Tallac in summer.
Mount Tallac has unquestionably the best view of Lake Tahoe. In the late afternoon when we were on the summit the light on Lake Tahoe was just gorgeous.
Went up Dicks Peak from Emerald Bay, traversed to Tallac, and then had a great glissade down to the trail back to the car.