--- aliases: HYOH --- A common phrase in the outdoor recreation community, this is a reminder that *you* are in charge of your own experiences, and can choose your own unique journey. Or, put another way: "to each their own." The basic concept is that you should make choices that make your experience personally rewarding. There is no "one right way" to enjoy oneself on a trip—as long as you're not actively disrupting the experience of others, that is.[^1] HYOH is a commonly used shorthand for this concept. [^1]: As Kenny Howard [notes in The Trek](https://thetrek.co/hyoh-does-not-apply/): "'Hike your own hike' also contains a moral framework to keep the more self-centered core principle in place. This framework represents a basic standard for hiker etiquette. In layman’s, it means that **every hiker is entitled to hike their own hike up and to the point that it begins to negatively impact the experience of another hiker**."