MOUNT JEFFERSON -- Near the crest of the Centennial Mountains on the Continental Divide a small spring bubbles from a black rock.
There are no trails to this spring.
There are no signs that guide the way.
Known as Brower's Spring, it flows steadily from its humble beginnings through lodgepole pine and aspen forest to a place called Hell Roaring Canyon. There it joins other rivulets to form Hell Roaring Creek, which flows north into Alaska Basin and the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.