There have been a few occasions where I've come to swollen snow runoff or a stream crossing and stood frustrated in trying to find a way across while keeping my boots dry. Although I'm equipped w/ the knowledge of how and when to cross which streams, it's something I've always avoided on the grounds that hiking in cold, wet blistered feet is uncomfortable.

So I was wondering what other people do in similar situations. Does anyone pack river crossing water shoes or sandals? It seems like an unnecessary but necessary item to consider.