Member Profile for Riley Smith

Mangeur de Lard

Name:Riley Smith
Location:Plymouth, MN
Birthday:August 13
# of Trips:11
Member Since:March 10, 2018

About Me:
I took my first trip into the BWCA when I was 6 years old. The leader of our trip was the dad of one of my best friends. He had guided in the BWCA for 3 years after college and the whole place was still sacred to him. We took a trip each year for a few years after that and I was completely infatuated with the place. The wilderness, the crystal clear lakes, the giant trees, and the quiet serenity that reverberated into my soul all called me back to the hallowed Northland. After graduating high school, the same friend, his brothers, his dad, and I all took one monumental trip into the heart of the Quetico. We journeyed to places I had only dreamed of seeing in person. On that trip, I was hooked for good. It was no longer the fantastical imaginings of my childhood, but it truly became my wilderness sanctuary: a placed that called me back no matter how far I roamed. After college I ended up doing something nontraditional. I ended up finding my way back to the BWCA, this time as a guide, to lead groups into the magical land I loved so very much. Even if I never get the chance to guide again, that one summer forever solidified a place in my heart for the BWCA/Quetico. It was no longer just a place of my childhood dreams or a magical destination for a one in a lifetime vacation, but it was home. No matter whatever career I find myself in, or wherever I may live, nearly every day my soul longs for my wilderness sanctuary.
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A Summer to Remember18/28/2018
(Default)138/28/2018
May 2017 trip263/10/2018
TitleEntry PointDateLast UpdatedComments
CampsiteLocationStatusLakeMember's RatingGood Tent PadsMax Tent Pads
1206BWCAOpen/PotentialAhsub
23
1110BWCAOpen/PotentialFourtown
35
1171BWCAOpen/PotentialAlice
12
1090BWCAOpen/PotentialMoosecamp
23
307BWCAOpen/PotentialClark
1 
1195BWCAOpen/PotentialIma
24
327BWCAOpen/PotentialHanson
  
785BWCAOpen/PotentialOgishkemuncie
12
1175BWCAOpen/PotentialAlice
23
1364BWCAOpen/PotentialHudson
02
1624BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
25
794BWCAOpen/PotentialSkindance
13
786BWCAOpen/PotentialOgishkemuncie
23
1099BWCAOpen/PotentialFourtown
24
1174BWCAOpen/PotentialAlice
24
1562BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
34
311BWCAOpen/PotentialCrab
23
2083BWCAOpen/PotentialSnowbank
01
1480BWCAOpen/PotentialDisappointment
02
795BWCAOpen/PotentialSkindance
  
787BWCAClosed/UnverifiedOgishkemuncie
  
1683BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood River
23
1684BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood River
23
306BWCAOpen/PotentialMeat
12
303BWCAOpen/PotentialSaca
  
299BWCAOpen/PotentialMaxine
01
2103BWCAOpen/PotentialLow
13
2110BWCAOpen/PotentialGrassy
22
1122BWCAOpen/PotentialGrassy
34
2112BWCAOpen/PotentialSletten
13
1611BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
35
1606BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
23
1597BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
34
2089BWCAOpen/PotentialBasswood
46
1477BWCAOpen/PotentialSnowbank
13
1161BWCAOpen/PotentialAlice
22
1332BWCAOpen/PotentialInsula
23
1528BWCAOpen/PotentialTwo
34
1365BWCAClosed/UnverifiedHudson
  
1366BWCAOpen/PotentialHudson
02
1363BWCAOpen/PotentialHudson
22
1ZGQueticoClosed/UnverifiedSwamp
24
PortageLocationLakesLength (m)
53BWCAOgishkemuncie, Skindance111
54BWCAOgishkemuncie57
135BWCATee, Grassy332
170BWCABass, Low231
196BWCAClark, Meat334
197BWCABattle, Phantom89
198BWCASprite, Phantom130
199BWCAMeat, Sprite423
289BWCANawakwa, Fish68
293BWCALink37
294BWCAFish, Gift28
295BWCALink, Gift48
313BWCA 189
315BWCASea Gull, Rog102
332BWCAKnife92
337BWCAEddy, Jenny101
351BWCAJenny, Annie89
423BWCABasswood, Basswood508
451BWCASnatch214
477BWCAIma, Ima67
492BWCABasswood, Azion372
500BWCAHatchet73
508BWCA 119
538BWCAThomas, Cacabic1027
589BWCASaca, Hassel461
593BWCASaca, Crab669
606BWCAClark, Crab671
720BWCAEast Twin, Everett88
722BWCAFenske, Little Sletten54
723BWCAFenske, Everett455
724BWCASletten, Tee559
725BWCALittle Sletten, Sletten297
726BWCABurntside, Little Long238
727BWCACrab, Burntside2052
802BWCAHassel, Battle755
840BWCAHanson, Knife596
891BWCALittle Long, Bass1107
5304QueticoMack, Munro642