What: Mount Tallac Summit (9,735’) via Fallen Leaf Lake and the Glen Alpine Trail.
Where to meet you: (in your RSVP, please post at which departure site we will find you)
Depart: 6:30am at the Iron Point Light Rail Park N Ride. Arrival time is 6:15 we will arrange transportation and leave by 6:30. (see directions below)
Departure Trailhead: 8:15am at the trailhead (see directions below)
Elevation Gain/Loss: ~3,200' (from 6,568 - 9735ft)
Distance: ~12 miles
Rating: Advanced "Rating Chart"
Fitness Level: You must be a very regular hiker. This is a higher altitude trail with a huge elevation gain. Please utilize training hikes to prepare for this hike. Proper hydration in the days prior to this hike is paramount.
Duration: About 1 ½ hours driving, ±9 hours hiking/breaks, and 1 ½ hours driving back, for a total of about 12 hours (back to park-n-ride by 6:30-7:00pm).
Special Skills Necessary: Patience and practice. Water and fuel management.
Things to bring: Willingness to hike together as a group no matter what the speed of the slowest hiker. Willingness to stay between the sweeper and the leader.
Plus: 3-4 liters of Water (a purification system is a plus), hiking boots, wool socks, hat, shades, sun screen, bug repellent, extra layers of clothing, lunch, snacks, camera, hiking stick/poles.
Because of the high altitude we will reach we will be above the tree line for some portions of the hike. UV rays are generally more intense as altitude is gained as well; sun screen, sun shades, and a hat are highly recommended.
Event Fee: $0
Membership Required: Membership Required: All adult participants must be Sacramento Trail Mix members. Minors are welcome when accompanied by their parent or guardian club member. Save time for yourself and others by completing your membership form online.
Suggested donation: $3
Suggested carpool donation: $12
The Glen Alpine trail is the easiest incline of all the trails ascending Mt. Tallac (pronounced: Tuh-Lack), but that also means it is the longest route. We will employ a slow, leisurely pace. From the trail head heading to the West we will hike up a dirt road past some old homes. After a mile, the road narrows and winds its way up. We will be able to see Cracked Crag in the distance from here. After 2 miles of steady climbing up along the waterway we will approach a junction and will take the trail to the right to Gilmore Lake/Mt. Tallac. We will approach another junction and will take the trail to the right to Gilmore Lake/Mt. Tallac. Next stop, Gilmore Lake! This is just on the backside of Mt. Tallac. After a half-hour - hour lunch break we will continue on the trail past the lake toward the northeast. This last section is the steepest part of this route, it will be slow going from here to the top, but we can spend time enjoying the scenery. The trail joins the Tallac Trail then continues up to the summit across loose, broken rocks with no clear trail at parts, but we are almost at the top, and there are sure to be broken bits of trail from previous hikers. There is great scenery throughout this hike. We will hike back to the vehicles along the same route we came in on.
Click this link for a map of the hike: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=263516
Park rules (please read!): http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=/permitgeneralrules_72202.html&backLink
Please be aware that this wilderness area allows a maximum group size of twelve; so please cancel your RSVP as soon as you know you won’t be coming to allow other members to RSVP.
If there are thunderstorms forecasted for that day, this hike will be canceled/post-poned!
Cool Features: Mountain Summit, Lakes, Forest, Wildlife, and of course YOU!
Dogs: No Dogs Please.
Directions to Trail Head from the Park-N-Ride: GMAP
More Information: If you have questions please message me through the site
Please, for the safety of everyone, no consumption of alcoholic beverages 48 hours before the Hike!
Event Host Contact Info: Brad M:[masked] (emergencies/running late only please)
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