I’ve always wanted to do this one, and it did not disappoint! It was a hot day, and Leslie struggled. We got a little off trail after Mason Lake, but were soon working our way up Defiance. There is a steep wooded section that eventually broke out into a beautiful wildflower meadow that traversed the south flank of Defiance. The trail then heads steeply north. The 360 views from the summit are stunning, with mountains and lakes.