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The next question that should be asked is, “How can I minimize my impact?”
To consider this question, it is helpful to know the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Leave No Trace (LNT) is an organization that encourages responsible recreation by teaching outdoor ethics. I encourage you to read through each principle and jot down a list of impacts that you can identify from your own recreation, and to the side, brainstorm a tangible way that you can minimize each impact.
Type II fun, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, is the kind of fun that is not so enjoyable while you’re actually doing it - but is completely worth the discomfort and effort after you’re done. In contrast, Type I fun is the type of stuff everybody loves, like a blue-bird powder day or hopping on that super long party wave.