Mt. Tallac

A good climb from lake-level… I’ll post a perspective shot of the hike below.


It’s hard to capture the sweeping vistas in all directions, and I recounted the story of my Zeppelin-buddy Rosendahl who had the foresight to bring a kite camera to the peak for a view from above

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  • Steve Jurvetson 6y

    We started at the left side of the lake and climbed to the 9,775 ft. peak on the right:
    Looking West
  • Kevin Wojcik 6y

    Wow...gorgeous views! The kite-cam shot really puts this shot into perspective as well.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. ( ?² )
  • r o s e n d a h l 6y

    It looks like you had perfect weather, too... 'til I read the previous caption about getting hail on the way down.

    Thanks for the link!
  • ralph 6y

    Wow, amazing views Steve - looks like you're having a great time. :)
  • Steve Jurvetson 6y

    It's a beautiful place.

    rosendahl: Yeah, I rationalized that if I had brought a kite cam, then it would have been a Ben Franklin moment... Oh, that's it. Next time, I'll bring the Oracle rocket video cam!
    Hand Job
    With a 9V battery to ignite by hand, it might even be lighter...
  • David Orban 6y

    > It’s hard to capture the sweeping vistas in all directions

    We should really have very convenient, portable, automatic QuickTime VR gear, to easily produce images like the ones you can find on

    For example viewed at full screen is gorgeous.

    They have a good tutorial on but what I want is a very compact autonomous unit that I can just put anywhere, and in a minute it takes all the photos it needs, rotating by itself..
  • rutuj 6y

    must say an optimum utilisation of camera weather view

    perfect !
  • Simply Silvia 6y

    actually kind of makes me want to throw up when I think of the drop behind you....heights and I are not a good mixture :)
  • Duncan Rawlinson - @thelastminute - 6y

    Nice shirt :)
  • Ben Fischler 6y

    Tallac is one of my all time fave hikes.
  • ideastoday 6y

    Very nice. I'd be huffing and puffing on that one.
  • Steve Jurvetson 4y

    the locals make it look easy.... =)
    Greetings Earthling

    P.S. The SF Chronicle just did a writeup on this hike.
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