I used to just walk through the water and end up with soaked heavy boots and blisters. Then the first time I took them off to make the crossing at Red creek I forgot them on the other side lol. The water was to fast I should have found another route. Sometimes when I come across a creek I jump from rock to rock but that's not advisable and I no longer due its just an unnecessary risk. I'm happy to say this year my pack will be lighter and I will be wearing my trail runners which dry in no time at all.

Trail runners seem to be the way to go for crossing water but when it's cold out idk find a better route.
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