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[at-l] Re: Stream Crossings

>I currently carry sandals (25 oz) - LLBean West Branch made by Merrell.  They
West Branch is a really good name for them as the West Branch is one
of the streams in Maine that you will have to wade. Been there - done that.
The stream bottoms in Maine are quite slippery and having something on your
feet with some traction is very helpful.  I did it in Teva knockoff's
and my wife did it in the pull-on beach/surf shoes.  Both work.  I think
hers are lighter.  Both have the advantage of not absorbing any
significant amount of water and hence becoming heavier until they dry
out, as happens if you just wade it in your hiking boots as some do.

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