This fall an area I plan on hunting Iíll have to cross a river. I tried unsuccessfully to cross this river once on a scouting trip and the water level was above my knees for the most part but thereís a section where the water is deeper. The river bed channels lots of water in a 20í section, I strongly believe in that section I canít resist the strong current since the water level would be at my hips or higher. Iíve crossed rivers with strong current but the water level was at most mid/high-thigh and facing the current I was able maintain good footing with small side steps. This river the water current would throw my balance out of wack and take me with it.
So right now Iím trying to find a packable inflatable boat to use on such crossing. I need something small and light since Iíll have to pack it to the river and then after the crossing I would hide it hanging in the timber.
Anybody have suggestions to cross such river?