Yeah, there is that nice little alpine meadow near the top on this one. I was almost going to do Defiance yesterday but looked like it was in the clouds most of the day. How was the trail? Someone posted that it had taken them 10 hours to do.
On the Defiance trail there was quite a bit of blowdown at the lower elevations. Snow level was around 2000 ft. Above 3000 ft it wasn't too bad with snowshoes. Light snow with little wind. From the top I could see into the Hood River Valley, but couldn't see the Columbia. It took just under 7 hours.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe