|Gloomy clouds move over Mt. Tallac.|
The forecast called for thunderstorms and a chance of precipitation starting at 11:00.m. About a half hour after we hit the trail we heard thunder, which became steady for the next hour. We felt some light sprinkles and decided to put on our windbreakers. The trail starts by paralleling Fallen Leaf Lake. It then passes Floating Island Lake, which gets its name from odd floating tufts of grass. The lake was very shallow and pretty stagnant, covered in pollen.
|Floating Island Lake with floating grass.|
I thought we might have to turn around when we got to Cathedral Lake, but we decided to take our chances with the weather and head up the mountain. Fortunately, the storm move away from Tallac and by 1:00 p.m. the weather was good.
|Looking down from the summit.|
We ate dinner at the Beacon Restaurant about a mile away from the trailhead in Camp Richardson. We heard two songs before the live band ended their show at 6:00. The food was good and we were back in Sacramento by 8:55 p.m.
|One of the marmots at the summit.|
Water: 4 liters total.
2 - Nalgene liter. One refill up and another back
|Rock shelter built below summit.|