I am leading a few dayhiking friends out on their first weekend backpacking trip, and wish to make it an enjoyable trip for them. I was considering a trip to Ethan Pond, which isn't very strenuous and has some good side excursions (swimming, waterfalls, peaks, etc..). I am sure there must be a thread out there somewhere which covers this topic, but I could not locate it. Can you provide some ideas to help make this trip a success? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!