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Re: creek fording strategies

Postby SSSdave » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:18 pm

Since I bought a pair of these lightweight 9 ounce waders a few years ago creek crossing below thigh depth has become fast and simple:

Keeps my boots and pants dry. After use they hang off the back of my pack and quickly air dry. Make sure the size bought fits over one's boots. These are only to be used infrequently as they are certain to puncture if one wears them too often. One needs to be careful to not walk on sharp rocks like rough granite bedrock or other objects that might puncture the rubber. I only use them infrequently for crossing streams or occassionally wading into lakes and streams for photos and give them a leak test before trips.

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Re: creek fording strategies

Postby cmon4day » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:08 pm

I use a water shoe made by Salomon. It also serves as my camp shoe. Pretty light weight, dries fast, and has a descent sole for tripping around camp.
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