At the trail head.
That is a lot of elevation gain.
Hiking time: about six hours round trip to summit, I did it in 4 hours and 30 min. With getting lost twice. I must be fit, good news for me.
Only .5 miles in and what a view. I knew this was going to be a great hike/run
Permit #2 for the week.
At this point it was .60miles in and I already had to start shedding layers. I started the run in a beanie, gloves, short sleeve, long sleeve, and outer shell. Thank goodness I had all of this as I used every piece of clothing off and on all day.
I made it to floating island and I think I said "ah sweet!" It was breath taking and a bit unexpected.
Can you see the top of Mt. Tallac
The nearest lake is Fallen Leaf Lake and you can see Lake Tahoe. You can also make out the prestigious Tahoe Keys on the right side.
What I thought was the top of Mt. Tallac proved to be wrong. It was a false summit. I still had a mile of climbing to do.
Some more rock climbing, only I didn't have to climb this. But I did. I lost the trail again. I was lost in thought or something. But enjoyed the view from this top.
It was cold, the wind was blowing but the view was to die for. I thought the wind was going to knock me off if I stood up.
Ahh!! The trailhead to Mt. Tallac!!!
The real summit. I ended up climbing for a total of 3 hours and that ended up being 6 miles. But the extra miles aren't going to bother me. I enjoyed this climb. I was alone the entire time. Just me and my thoughts.