Not alot we can do about the crunchy leaves. I sound like a freight train myself. I just move slow, stop for a few secs and so on. I am thinking i sound more like an animal that way. I dont worry about it really. Have you ever noticed how deer sound when they approach you. Granted sometimes they move in a slow stop start manner but in other times they just ramble through the woods. The other day i had a couple deer coming to me. I bet i heard them 75 yard off. They never stopped just continued walking for several mins. It sounded like 2 people walking through the woods.