Well, I need to do the occasional cache to reinforce my reputation that I'm just completely out of my mind. This qualifies!
Hiked up with Mamma Gravy to Eagle's Nest where she decided she was going to start back. Insanity kicked in and I declared I was going to go on before I learned that I was out of water. She kindly offered her last bottle to me and off we went on our separate ways.
Not sure which way GreenJack went when he encountered the sheer dry waterfall - I went straight up. Then took your advice to hit American Dipper after this cache and was pleasantly surprised when I found myself at the top. Great views all around and a proud moment as I soaked in the fact that I'd made it.
Thanks for the challenge... now how do I get down?