Mount Defiance, the most difficult trail in Oregon
Mount Defiance is 4950 feet (1511 meters) high. The trail begins at Starvation Creek State Park along Interstate 84 in Oregon, at about 130 feet above sea level. In the late winter or early spring, Mount Defiance offers an ideal training opportunity for mountaineers.
Yesterday, I hiked the Mount Defiance Trail. I started trekking up the trail at 6:30 a.m. and finished in approximately 5 hours. Warren Lake was roughly 30 minutes away before reaching the summit.
I have been looking for difficult trails nearby. I have hiked Dog Mount, Herman Creek trail and other trails. Mount Defiance was the toughest trail I have ever hiked in Oregon. It has many steep ascents all the way to the summit.
When I lived in Korea, I used to spend every weekend hiking in the mountains. Those mountains evoke many pleasant memories of people, places, local foods, and so on.
I miss the people, places, Maggoli, and delicacies I was always around. Who said that when people get old, they live on their memories?
I’m not sure when I’ll be able to hike in Korea again; my heart is simply full of longing. I would have to be content with trekking where I am now. It would be preferable to simply wishing for something I don’t know when I can get.