In light of another thread I just read, are there any tips or safety precautions for hikers while crossing fast moving rivers?
I know to look for slower moving braided sections in the river, but what else can be done?
I read somewhere it can be helpful (if you have space) to bring a small inflatable dingy to put your pack in while you cross. Apparently this will allow you more mobility and the dingy with your pack in it can provide stability.
Is there any truth to this?