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Mt Tallac

Hike Mighty Mount Tallac
Tallac’s dark, imposing, 9735-foot summit beckons to be climbed, but be forewarned: It’s a butt-kicking, 9.4-mile hike with a 3,400-foot elevation gain and hordes of other hikers on weekends. The trail starts out deceivingly easy as it climbs the glacial moraine that hems in beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake. In 1.5 miles, you’ll reach grassy Floating Island Lake, then one mile later, tiny Cathedral Lake. Rest and fuel up here, because in the next 2.2 miles, you face a punishing 2,100-foot gain. Your thighs will burn as you traverse Tallac’s southwest ridge, then climb up the jagged metamorphic rocks that mark the tip-top. The summit vista is a head-swiveler: To the east is Emerald Bay and Fallen Leaf Lake. To the west are the lake-filled lands of Desolation Wilderness. Pat yourself on the back for your achievement—you’re officially a Tahoe mountaineer.
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Rock Star at 9,000 feet
Do you see me just below the center and down to the right?
I am doing one of my favorite poses, Rock Star. After taking the morning to climb up to the the top of Mt. Tallac, overlooking a piece of earth that is absolute nirvana to me, I struck my fav pose.
Rock Star at 9,000 feet Lake Tahoe California United States

Ridge Views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe
Just a touch west of popular Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe, California lies the Mt. Tallac Trailhead, offering a few different destinations along it's route to the summit. We opted to trek to the destination just before the steep climb to the summit begins; Cathedral Lake. Along the way we enjoyed views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe from a picture perfect ridge line, walked the shores of Floating Island Lake, and took in even better views of Lake Tahoe from higher up the trail.
Ridge Views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe California United States