Ascent of Mount Tallac on 2008-11-22

Climber: Terry Wheeler

Others in Party:J. Mlynarek
Date:Saturday, November 22, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tallac
    Elevation:9735 ft / 2967 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a fun hike. Lots of elevation gain on a moderate trail from near the shore of Lake Tahoe to almost 10,000 feet. The first part of the hike from the Tallac Trailhead is through open forest and passes some nice little ponds. The views up the slopes are impressive, especially early on. Once we broke out of the forest, it's a lot of scree walking and rock hopping up the steepest part of the trail, but as screewalks go, this one is pretty stable - good trail. The ridge walk is a great one, with fantastic views in every direction. Spent a little while eating lunch on the summit in the sun. Even on a cold November day this was a popular route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3335 ft / 1016 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3335 ft / 1016 m
    Route:Floating Island Lake Trail
    Start Trailhead:Tallac Trailhead  6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Floating Island Lake Trail
    End Trailhead:Tallac Trailhead  

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