I went on a Mazama hike of Mt. Defiance today. We have had dry weather for many months but at least on this mountain that came to an end. We got soaked. Not many photos as we could not see much and camera got soaked every time I pulled it out. Tom a long time Mazama friend led today. He is one of our better hike leaders. We did a nice steady pace and good work out was had by all. We were 8.75 hours on the trail. The hike is listed as 4800 ft. elevation gain and 11.8 miles.