12 miles of hiking • 5000' elevation gain •
My friend asked if I wanted to take a “leisurely stroll” up Mt Defiance Saturday morning. And I thought, what better way to torture myself after a couple of weeks of missing out on hiking. Ran into a few Mazamas who were keeping the same pace as us on the way up. Turns out they were Mountain Dogs from a different year of BCEP. Took a summit photo and sent it to the big dog Steve Warner. Ran into a couple other Mazamas at the summit. Turns out nobody really hikes Defiance unless they are training. I thought the trail was sketchy coming down before the burn and it is worse now. We luckily beat the rain and avoided a slick trail till the last mile out. By then the rain felt fantastic.