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    Creek Crossing

    Just waiting for 3rd season rifle to roll around - won't be long. What are your thoughts on crossing these mountain creeks seems like I run into them a lot and inevitably have to get across. Do you hike up then down looking for good crossing (seems like its always a hr to do so) or just pick a good spot to jump on some rocks to get over? Or does any one have some old tricks they use to get across them?

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    I got a pair of gaiters this year that I wear and that really seamed to help with crossing creeks. A good pair of boots will also help keep your feet dry when crossing.


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    Sounds silly but I take along garbage bags when I know I have a creek to cross that I can't avoid stepping in water that will be over my boots. Slide them over you boots and up your leg. Walk carefully across. After crossing, shake the water off and turn them wet side in and store them away in your pack for use when you cross back. Has worked for me every time...

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    i also take garbage bags with me for creek crossings works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    Sounds silly but I take along garbage bags when I know I have a creek to cross that I can't avoid stepping in water that will be over my boots. Slide them over you boots and up your leg. Walk carefully across. After crossing, shake the water off and turn them wet side in and store them away in your pack for use when you cross back. Has worked for me every time...
    ^^I also do this^^ I always carry a couple large trash bags with me for various reason like keeping meat clean, makeshift poncho, wader bag, etc.

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    Awesome tip - that's what I'll do this year. Thanks fellas!

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    i used these in alaska once for one stream very light and packable


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    +1 on the wiggies hip slips

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    Yep, Wiggys waders works for me. Your not walking a long way in them but crossing a creek they work great, take little room and leave your hands free to hold onto stuff

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    Dang guys, you can buy a lot of garbage bags for $60...

 

 

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