Forums Trip Reports Dicks, Jacks, Tallac Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts April 30, 2006 at 8:33 pm #567802 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Quick summation: Pre-dawn start. Eleven hour day. Great frozen corn for the first two hours quickly turning soft, heavy, and slow. Insanely beautiful views. Several smallish rider triggerd wet snow avis. Long climb up Tallac with vultures circling the summit and thunder clouds moving in. Capped off with the worst snow ever in north bowl on Tallac. Good times. bcrider crossing Dick’s Lake Andy skinning up toward Dick’s Roman on saddle below Dick’s Near summit of Jack’s. Andy and BCrider looking fresh because… Roman used his verts to put in an awesome staircase up the steep face lookers left of where he is now trying to catch his breath. Dick’s from Jack’s Left sluff is mine, right from Roman and Andy. bcrider dropping between wet slides everywhere On the skin up from below Gilmore lake. Last transition just below Tallac summit. Pretty horrific conditions in North Bowl. Not sure what the proper term is for the giant runnels some of the wet slides create, they look like bumpy water slides. Definetely not a good time to make turns over your partner. Huge depostion area in North Bowll on Tallac. May 1, 2006 at 2:38 pm #588562 bcrider 4149 Posts Nice summary dave! 8) The vultures on Tallac were a trip. Thanks for a great day. 🙂 Desolation Trifecta 4-30-06 Usually this time of the year is spent exploring the big peaks along on the Eastside of the Sierras but due to some family obligations I stayed closer to home this weekend. A plan was formed and a group was assembled, here are the pics from a memorable day. Stage 1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dicks Peak Inspired by iskibc’s TRs to capture some morning colorÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. The view from just below Maggies saddle. Kalmia to Jeanine Backside of TallacÃ¢â‚¬Â¦looks like it goes gimpy. 😉 🙂 Our first good look at Dicks Peak. Dicks Lake Skiing to Dicks Pass. Gotta love firm snow for fast, direct skinning. Le boot pack on the ridge. Halls of the Gods Andy and dishwasher dave getting closerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Summit two on the menu, Jacks. Pyramid and Price behind. Summit one, Dicks Peak in just over four hours from the Bayview trailhead. To the west, unnamed peak 9441 To the east, Dicks Lake and Lake Tahoe Riding off the highest point possibleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Lou Dawson says it doest count otherwise. 😉 We descended off the south face at 10:30am, the Sierra corn was ripe. dibiase dishwasher dave Andy dibiase dibiase and dd May 1, 2006 at 3:22 pm #588563 bcrider 4149 Posts Stage 2 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Jacks Peak Dibiase starting the skin from the bowl between Dicks and Jacks. Andy blazing the way. The east facing lines off Jacks. Back to booting dibiase and AndyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦dibiase’s Verts made a great bootpack to follow. Thanks man! Skis back on for the last skin to the summit. Looking back at our line off Dicks. To the west to Pyramid. And to peak 9441 again. dishwasher dave Andy The headwall on Jacks. Tahoe Looking down on Cracked crag Natural activity near Mt Price. At least two weeks old (I saw the same slide from Halls of the Gods a couple weeks back). closer Mt Agassiz and Mt Price Nearing the summit. Summit number two, Jacks Peak. More Pyramid and Agassiz More Cracked Crag dishwasher dave descending from the summitÃ¢â‚¬Â¦too warm for the headwall line. dibiase gives her a go. Andy dd Looking back May 1, 2006 at 3:34 pm #588564 bcrider 4149 Posts Stage 3 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mt Tallac Two downÃ¢â‚¬Â¦one to go. Cracked Crag Uber-extremo cornice skinning Jacks, Dicks, and Gilmore Lake in the foreground. dishwasher dave is a skinning machineÃ¢â‚¬Â¦nearing the third summit. Looking down to Gilmore Lake and beyondÃ¢â‚¬Â¦thunderstorms quickly approaching. dishwasher dave on summit three, Mt Tallac. Obligatory Tahoe, Emerald Bay, and Cascade Lake pic. Previous wet slide damage in sun bowl. Looking back at Tallac. And there you have the Desolation Trifecta (one of them). 🙂 Thanks for a great day guys! May 1, 2006 at 6:11 pm #588565 mmcpheet 98 Posts Just a few options back there 8) How much refreezing is occuring overnight? May 1, 2006 at 6:52 pm #588566 joesnow 46 Posts Cool Trip! You guys nailed a sweet line on Jacks. I think your route from Dicks to Jacks is a good choice. Steeleman and I did Jacks to Dicks and had a gripping episode of skinning across that South face of Dicks in a snowy cloud cap on firmish snow. One of these days we’ll post our pictures of that weekend. Tallac looks brutal. May 1, 2006 at 11:40 pm #588567 SanFrantastico 1514 Posts Great pics! I love the silhouette of the last transition with dramatic clouds in the background. It was a really nice little photographic overview of the area. Now I have to pull out the topos and stare until everything makes sense… Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.