Photos of Gilmore Lake and Mount Tallac Loop

Distance: 8.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,162 feet Route Type: Loop

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24 days ago

I did this counter-clockwise as many have suggested. Loved the steep rocky boulder-scrambling hike with fantastic views of Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe. Got very lucky and had the summit of Mt Tallac to myself for about 40 minutes! It was very cold and windy, but crystal clear and beautiful. I added a short side-trip to Susie Lake to add a bit more distance and to check out the lake since I've only seen it from various summits.

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