This was my first Tahoe peak. Tiring but loved it! Got a nasty sunburn, and I still don't think I've learned my lesson two years later. :) We saw a bear near the trailhead as we started.
Climbed this with my dad at some point when I was growing up. It felt like a great adventure at the time. I remember being fascinated by the views into the Desolation Wilderness.
Started on trailhead at 10:00 am, got back to car at 5:30 pm. Lots of snow at top, and about 30 people at top.
Did this hike from the Glen Alpine trailhead. Absolutely awesome hike. The Glean Alpine trail has beautiful views of the Desolation Wilderness the whole way up. The view from the summit is amazing!
Good warmup/workout hike.
Started at 6am,what a tough hike
Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.
My first time going up Tallac for my climbing partner's birthday...it was a rough and steep climb for me, but I was successful and it was a rewarding climb. I have been up five times since...one of my favorite climbs in Tahoe.
Two days hiking/backpacking in Desolation Wilderness including Angora Peak, Aloha Lake, Gilmore Lake, Mt. Tallac, Dick's Peak.
got up in 1:45. spent about an hour at the top. very hot. have climbed it in the winter and it can be a serious mountaineering trip. but a fun/challenging summer trail run
Decided to do a long day, started at the Tallac trailhead and headed to the peak then out to Aloha. From Aloha I headed south to Echo Summit and down a VERY steep trail to Fallen Leaf where some folks were nice enough to give me a ride back to my car...
Continued on to Dicks & Jacks afterwards. Barely made it back to the car before it started pouring.
Solo day hike on Mt Tallac trail. Had to navigate a bit of snow/loose rock just below the ridge.
Finishing a long loop around from Pyramid. Found a trail on the way down, which doesn't appear on my topo, which ends on the fire road at the Glen Alpine parking area. Trip report.
Up the east ridge
Winter route lacking snow.. A bit of bushwhacking then straight up the NE bowl..
From Glen Alpine, tough to follow the trail above 7500 feet due to snow cover so just went cross country up the slope to the summit. Gilmore Lake still frozen over. Trip report is HERE
Hiked Spring Creek Road. Approach through forest and manzanita to the foot of the bowl wasn't that bad. Wasn't able to gain the NE ridge due to low snow coverage. Hiked directly up bowl, super tiring but made it. Snowboard ride down through untracked soft corn snow was amazing. Hike from the foot of the bowl to car was horrendous. Full trip report available http://beachyadventures.blogspot.com/2014/03/mount-tallac-snowboarding.html
Climbed this route with a team of seven from the Bayview trailhead. Steep and direct and has some fun class 2-3 scrambling along the way. To make it even more interesting we parked a few cars at Spring Creek road and descended the NE ridge after we reached the top. About a 7.5 mile round trip.