I'm looking for some advice on how to better tackle long (as in 20+ feet wide) and deep (between ankle and knee) water crossings. Riding while submerged is not my strong point.
I hit the trail the day after a day/nite long rain and hit a creek x3 that was deeper and with a much stronger current then normal. Safety is of first priority, so I finally changed directions and chose an alternate route when the current seemed to strong and particularly when the underwater surface appeared to be too slick to ride. Anyone have advise on how to attack the long stretches of water that is hub-high?