Started at Shepherd lake. Misty, humid, and buggy. Only a few other hikers on the trail. Lost the trail when crossing the pipeline as it was really overgrown. Was able to find the trail by seeing the rocky path underneath the growth. Cloudy but still a pretty good view at the summit.
Parked at Ramapo Valley County Park -Trail Run - took Vista loop (yellow) to Halifax (green) - trail blazes turned PINK despite the map showing Green blazes. On Mount Defiance saw all three scenic views and climbed the highest rock pile on the Mt. After summit, turned around and headed back to the car via the pipe line and Blue, White, Red/Silver & Blue to lot.