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Mt. Tallac very strenuous

Sorry this hike is full. I've already added six extras and don't anticipate any spaces becoming available.

Desolation Wilderness limit of 12
I already added a few extra RSVPs. I don't anticipate any new spaces becoming available.

Mt. Tallac VERY STRENUOUS
From the Fallen Leaf trailhead at 6,400' elevation
5 miles to the top, 10 miles total
Peak 9,735'
3,300'elevation gain
Very rocky, and some snow may be on the trail.

8:00am meet at the Folsom park and ride
10:00am meet at the trailhead
Directions to the trailhead:
From the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe, drive about 4.5 miles north on highway 89 towards Emerald Bay.
After passing the Visitor Center on the right, look for a sign for Tallac Trail, Camp Shelley, and Camp Concord off to the left. Follow the signs on this road back to the Tallac Trailhead.

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  • chris k.

    Missed u up on the hill ..hiked up from Gilmore..see u Sat Shannon.

    June 17, 2013

    • Andrew

      Oh man, we would have missed each other by not much. I hung back a while after the others left hoping to say hello. Where the trail splits I looked down the ridge but didn't see any of your group coming up, but it sounds like you were close. Great day for it huh?!? Perfect weather and no wind at the top.

      June 17, 2013

    • Andrew

      And as for the mosquitoes Jeff, they really weren't that bad. We parked ourselves on a small ridge so we had a little wind. And between that and a little repellent they weren't much more than just an annoyance. Word has it though, in other areas they were over the top!

      June 17, 2013

  • Maria

    Thanks Shannon! Great hike, great views. This was my 2nd time up there and it was so much better in many ways!

    June 17, 2013

  • William

    Thanks Shannon for a great hike!

    June 17, 2013

  • Jean W

    Thanks, Shannon. It's a beautiful hike; I hate the trail; but I'm glad I went. See you in a couple of weeks at Pyramid.

    June 17, 2013

  • Viera

    Kicked but, but so worth it! Thaks Shannon!

    June 16, 2013

  • Andrew

    Missed y'all up there! Hiked up from Gilmore Lake in the morning and was hoping we'd cross paths. Looks like it was a good hike, hope everyone had a good time.

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Leslie

    Thanks Shannon great hike, great company

    June 16, 2013

  • Jeff K

    This was my 3rd time to this peak and it was the prettiest I have seen this area with many colors all over the place. As usual this kicked my but and always seems longer than it really is. Thanks Shannon for this training hike. See you next time.

    June 16, 2013

  • Brian G

    Was up there last week. Most of snow was gone. But still was covering the steep section to the ridge before the top plateau . The spring flowers were just starting!

    June 15, 2013

    • Carmen

      Thanks Brian for the info!!

      June 16, 2013

    • Brian G

      Hope your enjoying as much as I did!

      June 16, 2013

  • Colleen

    if you have last minute cancelations I'd love to go! :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Jeff K

    Andrea and I would like to car pool with someone. We'll hook up at the P & R.

    June 15, 2013

  • cornelia

    On waiting list please

    June 4, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Hi Cornelia, are you still interested in Tallac this Sunday?

      June 10, 2013

    • cornelia

      Yes I will be there,

      June 15, 2013

  • Victoria J.

    May I be on the waiting list please? I know chances are slim but Mt. Tallac is an old friend of mine.

    June 12, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Hi Victoria, I already added six extra. I don't anticipate any new spaces becoming available.

      June 12, 2013

  • Robin

    Please put me on the Waiting List for Tallac on Sunday.

    June 10, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Hi Robin, I already added six extra. I don't anticipate any new spaces becoming available.

      June 12, 2013

  • lily

    i'd like to get on the waitlist pls.

    May 25, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Lily, do you still want on the hike? I am adding a few extras.

      June 9, 2013

    • lily

      yes, definetely, i'll just have to celebrate father's day on fri. thanks.

      June 10, 2013

  • Leslie

    Awesome hike. I want to be on the waiting list.

    May 28, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Leslie, do you still want on the hike? I am adding a few extras.

      June 9, 2013

    • Leslie

      Yes I do. I am going to be in SLT on Saturday night so ill meet at the trailhead on Sunday morning!!!

      June 10, 2013

  • Sandy

    Well it's a long shot-but waiting list? Sounds like a great hike!

    June 9, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Hi sandy, I already added a few extra RSVPs. I don't anticipate any new spaces becoming available.

      June 9, 2013

  • Joni

    Please put me on your waiting list if possible. Thank you.

    June 9, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Hi Joni, I already added a few extra RSVPs. I don't anticipate any new spaces becoming available.

      June 9, 2013

  • Cici T.

    Will now be in the bay area for father's day. hate to miss this one again. boo hoo

    June 9, 2013

  • Jeff K

    FYI for those that are back packing and going up the back side from Gilmore Lake. A friend went up today, Sunday[masked], via Fallen Leaf Lake past Gilmore Lake. He said he made it to about 1/2 mile or so from the top and lost the trail due to snow. He had to turn around and not go to the top. He said he could see the top and it was covered in snow. I asked him if he the front side was clear. He said he never saw the front side of the mountain.

    June 2, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Well...we have two weeks for 1/2 mile of snow to melt.

      June 3, 2013

    • Christina J

      Thanks Jeff. I think the 90 degree temps this weekend will make a dent in some of that snow. :) looking forward to seeing you all on top!

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was up at Fallen Leaf on the 20th, there was no snow but the ice-plant was in full bloom along with many other plants. Absolutely beautiful up there! Have fun :)

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Jean W

    Are we meeting at the trail head, or will you organize a place to meet closer to Sacramento, so that we can car pool? Thanks. Still looking forward to this hike.

    June 3, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Above it says to meet at the Folsom park and ride at 8:00am.

      June 3, 2013

    • Jean W

      got it. thanks a lot.

      June 4, 2013

  • Viera

    Hi Shannon! If I can't get on the list..can I get permit for myself and other folks that may want to join as a different group?

    June 4, 2013

  • Cici T.

    Are we starting from the "straight up side" or the far side of fallen leaf?

    June 2, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Fallen Leaf

      June 3, 2013

    • Jeff K

      I believe we will be hiking the Mt Tallac Trail going on the ridge above Fallen Leaf Lake up the front side. We are not driving into Fallen Leaf Lake.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • christine h.

    I would like to be on the waiting list. Also, how many miles is the hike?

    June 2, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      5 miles one way, 10 miles total. I added some details above.

      June 3, 2013

  • Tom

    It says "2 spots available" but RSVPs are closed???

    May 17, 2013

  • chris k.

    Shannon..a few of us will backpack overnight and meet you at the top of the world....on Sunday..

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Viera

    I would like to be on waiting list please!

    May 28, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Viera, consider yourself on the waiting list.

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • Dale P.

    Made other plans =]

    May 16, 2013

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