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DundeelPost Bandera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015


Did Defiance after Bandera. Low clouds on Bandera faded away for some decent views on Defiance but then big black clouds and thunder rolled in from the west. Heavy rain on the way back to the car.
Posted Sep 6, 2015 1:09 pm

BooRadleySnow at Defiance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2015


Climbed immediately after an April snowstorm. No visibility from the summit. Freak lightning bolt struck very close to the summit as we were descending.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 10:47 pm

WalkoutnowWeather bubble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2015


A couple feet of snow from Mason lake on up. Started out a blue-bird day, then nasty storms developed all around us. Somehow, not a single drop fell upon us until we got back to the truck. A blessed day all around. Great summit.
Posted Apr 10, 2015 1:27 pm

Euphoniayep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2013


P3 up main trail down
Posted Dec 22, 2014 4:44 pm

Boonie1Mount Defiance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014


New trail up, old trail down.
Posted Aug 24, 2014 12:26 am

Snidely WhiplashTrail Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Snidely Whiplash

I defiantly climbed this on my own.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 12:22 am

kevinsaMount Defiance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2013


Quick 2fer along with Bandera.
Posted Oct 18, 2013 3:54 pm

bcory2003Climbed it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012


Climbed this peak on my way out of a 2 day backpack in the area.
Posted Sep 16, 2013 2:39 pm

pingzingrGood day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Nice relaxing day hike. A little bit cloudy so prevented the great views of Rainier, Baker and the Enchantments but still caught a glimpse or two of Seattle down I-90.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 4:25 pm

WeatherManTNAB  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013


Easy but long grind up the hill. Got sidetracked down to Little Mason Lake, but gained the ridge on the climbers trail and enjoyed some pleasant meadow traversing before sunset. Bugs were out of control, but that's summer.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 7:27 pm

seabadgeFamily Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013


Went up via Ira Spring trail. Brought younger sibling and father. Summit swarming with gnats, but otherwise a beautiful day. Clear views of Rainier, Hood and Baker. Steep trail at times!
Posted Jul 15, 2013 1:49 am

Mike LewisDefying my ignorance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

Mike Lewis

Way, way harder than I thought it would be.

Briefly: Exit 45 was closed due to construction. FS 9031 was closed due to helicopter lumbering. Hike to TH via P3 at Tinkham Rd. Race helicopters up the slopes to avoid getting pancaked. Got lost at Mason Lake and accidentally scrambled up SE ridge. Got sick with fever on way down. Thunder chases me down the mt.
Posted Jul 20, 2012 5:02 pm

bikejrFall Mt. Defiance Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010


Beautiful with the fall colors on the upper slopes. A 100% walkup although the last part is a bit steep and might be considered a bootpath.
Posted Nov 12, 2011 11:05 pm

fredzurensickTwice  Sucess!
I've summited defiance twice, once on a clear day and once on a cloudy one. On the clear day there were great views: The Olympics, Baker, Glacier Peak, Rainier, Adams, St. Helens, Hood, mayve even Whistler (Canada).
Posted Aug 4, 2011 1:54 pm

belowfellowvia Mason Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2010


via Old Mason Lake Trail. Great weather.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 7:21 pm

LuminousAphidCombined with P3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008


No. 006, personal climber's log.

Combined this with Putrid Pete's Peak to the West; easy ridge traverse from the two, which I actually had to cross twice because of a lost cell phone which I actually found.
Posted Nov 28, 2010 1:13 pm

ArkitektStarted Late  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Having Hiked Bandera only a few days earlier I took a few work buddies up to hit Defiance. We hit the trailhead after work and reached the summit at at about 8-9PM and weren't back to our cars till well after dark. The headlamps came in very handy on the trail back.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 1:18 am

DustyDeb9Via Talapus Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


Rainy day, no view, at least 1/2 of the trail still under snow, the rest very muddy. Trail obvious to Rainbow Lake, then a little bit of route finding needed to get to the base of Defiance due to the snow cover. 15 mile round trip. Good conditioning hike.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 12:19 am

DoehleSome snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009


Weather not as bad as forecast. No views, socked in.
Posted Nov 2, 2009 11:05 am

Cascade ScramblerFresh tracks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

The fog was thick and rolling today. Reached a light dusting of snow at the talus field. From the turnoff to Bandera all the way to the summit, I made first tracks in four to six inches of fresh snow. Views from the summit were partially obscured by fog, but the views of P3 were great, and that was good for me because it was my next stop.
Posted Nov 1, 2009 8:05 pm

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