On this trek we had plenty of opportunities to hone our river crossing skills. Canada Creek in particular can test one's patience since you have to cross at least a dozen or so of the ice cold river braids, some of which can be quite fast flowing. For the sketchier crossings our preferred method is for me to cross facing upstream with Claudia standing right behind me, holding me with her arms. Not only does this method break the force of the flow for the person behind, but the person behind helps to support the one up front. It works really well! We each also brought an extra pair of trail runner shoes specifically for river crossings, which was invaluable. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.