The first time was my very first real backpacking trip about 10 years ago. Camped at Necklace Lakes and caught fish. Second time was a few years later to kick off a 5 day backpack in May from Holland Lake to Hungry Horse. We were green and underprepared, but it was a lot of fun and we learned a lot.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe