also,

  • remember to unbuckle all of your pack straps when crossing a river, that way it's easier to get up if you fall in.

 

  • Try not to step on wet logs, or rocks for that matter...assume they're slippery....and watch out for wet leaves hiding rocks, logs, mud, slippery areas.

 

  • while I'm at it, please don't try to hop across a creek with ice on the rocks.  All it takes is one slippery rock to put you on your backside in freezing water, not fun.
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