Ira Spring Trail


Day Hike - Mount Defiance

Mentored Hike Lead for Dennis Diessner - Conditioner hike for Olympia Basic Climbing students and graduates

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,584 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,584 ft

TBD - sent in e-mail to participants.

Please e-mail all requests to join the hike to Dennis Diessner at 

We plan to hike at a pace of 1,200-1,500 feet of elevation gain per hour. We are also planning to stop once, maybe twice, before reaching the summit. Please be sure you can handle the speed before requesting to join this trip. 

This could turn turn into a scramble , depending on conditions. Please be aware of this before signing up. 


Ira Spring Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Microspikes
  12. snowshoes
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