That was my first time. My friend and I try to periodically go on hiking trips. One big one each year and shorter trips a few times a year to keep us sane. Our first trip was to Yosemite for 3 days and Devil's Punchbowl was the 2nd trip. D.P. is about an hour and a half from us so it was a good Saturday trip. Later this year we're trying to go to Arizona for a week. Sedona, The Waves, The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, etc. Can't wait for that one.