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If you plan to take an overnight hike trip, one of the main principles of camping is the concept of "Leave No Trace." That is, your campground should look exactly as it did before you arrived. Check your campsite and rest areas for trash. Bury solid human waste in holes dug at least 6 to 8 inches deep and least 200 feet from water, camp areas, and trails. Cover the hole with leaves or rocks. To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from any river, stream or lake. Use only biodegradable soap.