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Drew Smith (Drewsmith) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me Started backpacking in 1967 and (apart from my 3 years living in Indiana) have never stopped. I've been section-hiking the Colorado Trail the last 4 years, and gotten to Marshall Pass so far. I'm not fanatic about weight, possibly because I like to load up my Newfoundland dog and use him as a pack animal. The important thing is to go, and to have a good time.
CityBoulder
StateCO
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Drew Smith

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Re: Colorado Canyon Country – Little Bookcliffs WSA
Hey Paul, nice report as always. I've been looking for a W Colo trip this weekend, as the rain and snow in Boulder won't be letting up anytime soon. Is this route suitable for dogs? Spec...

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Canyon Country – Little Bookcliffs WSA
May 05, 10:11pm

Re: Bear Can or Hang on Four Pass Loop?
There are trees most places you'd want to camp, but not great ones for hanging. Like Greg said, it will be a hassle. I used an Ursack.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Can or Hang on Four Pass Loop?
April 28, 9:59pm

Re: Rocky Mountain National Park
Ouzel and Finch Lakes out of Wild Basin are not on a loop, but you could do a tour of them with just a few miles of backtracking. They are well below tree line and might not be too snowy if we have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rocky Mountain National Park
April 26, 6:51pm

Re: Need advice - Colorado in mid June
You might consider the Mt Zirkel Wilderness. There are several 4-8 mile hikes into high lakes and they are all beautiful. There will be some snow, but you will not have to cross high passes. The to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice - Colorado in mid June
April 24, 11:24pm

Smith Water Canyon
Just did this in March. It is mostly an easy bushwhack with a use trail up the canyon. You will have to do a rock scramble at the falls, but no ropes are needed.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Joshua Tree - Smith Water Canyon with 25lb pack?
April 24, 11:04pm

Bravo
A great story, well-told, honest an real. I enjoyed every word. Might want to consider smiling in the selfies, though. Or is that a Swedish thing?

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 23, 10:16pm

Re: Ideas for 2-3 Day Colorado Summer Trip
As the other posters have noted, pretty much anywhere in CO is going to involve 10+K elevations. Both 4 Pass Loop and Chicago Basin are spectacular, but Chicago Basin is an out and back. It is al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for 2-3 Day Colorado Summer Trip
March 17, 10:10pm

Re: 100-mile trips...
The Collegiate Loop on the CT/CDT would be a pretty good fit: about 160 miles, incredible scenery, good high-country fishing, 14er opportunities, hot springs. The trail could be accessed by taking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 02, 6:25pm

Re: Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
Matt, welcome to Boulder. My standard set of hand wear, good for a variety of conditions, and temps down to about -10F is: 1. OR VersaLiner gloves - a liner glove paired with a stowable wind p...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 18, 8:32pm

Re: Kovea/Caldera
I have this combo. For winter use I substitute a Toaks 1.3L pot for the Evernew 0.9L that came with the Caldera. The Toaks pot is about 1cm less in diameter, and so doesn't have the tight fit ...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone as windscreen for Kovea Spider stove?
February 18, 7:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Drew Smith

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MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho The new Pro
Like George I started with a GoLite tarp, but found it a bit too small for adequate coverage. I've had the MLD tarp for a year now and and am fully satisfied with its performance both as a tar...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 13, 9:49am

CAMP Magic Anorak
I had been looking for a wind shirt but was not quite ready to drop $80+ on one when I found the CAMP Magic Anorak on sale last year for $30 (it is now priced at $90). I ordered a large, but found ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 04, 5:54pm

MSR Dromedary Bag (w/ hydro kit)
The attraction of this bag for me is its versatility - a wide mouth for filling, a hydration kit for trail use, and a narrow mouth/spigot for camp use. A shower attachment is also available, but I ha...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 28, 11:08am

Klymit Inertia X Frame
I've used this pad on two trips now - a two-night stay in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, and an eight-night trip through the Weminuche Wilderness. The main attraction of this pad is its light we...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 28, 10:48am