Hiking up towards Observation Mountain from Columbia Creek. On day 2 of our trek we decided to push all the way past the Canada Creek campsite and up to the plateau below Observation Mountain to hopefully camp up high for the evening. We weren't sure if we'd find water up there, so we actually started hauling 5 extra liters of water with us up the steep trail. Fortunately before going too far we met some other hikers who confirmed that there was indeed a small spring-fed creek up there, so we immediately dumped all that water! Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.