First time up as a Boy Scout. I carried a raft to the lake. We paddled across, then climbed up the meadow. At the summit, our scout master shows up via the trail and a big smile....we thought we were pioneering the first route up the thing!
"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