Boulder hopping (in and out of water)

Movement over large boulders involves similar issues to steep ground. Watch for problems with the other party members and think about the extra time involved. Strapping packs on extra tightly, including the breaststraps, can make movement and balance easier as long as it does not interfere with the movement of the lower torso and arms. Carefully jump from one rock to another, making sure no one is in the way or where you expect to land. Not everybody can boulder hop. It is usually preferable to avoid boulder hopping on land if an easier route is available. In water, boulder hopping can be dangerous, particularly in deeper, faster-flowing or cold water. Footwear should continue to be worn—the danger of injuring feet is too great to justify keeping footwear dry.