A History of the Humble BWCAW Fire Grate

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Author Bio:

Riley Smith

Riley is the Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations for Portage North and Sundog Sport. He comes from a background in wilderness programing and environmental education with four years of BWCA outfitting and guiding before taking this role. In his free time, he can be found out canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, capturing photography, and writing.

2 Comments

  1. Kris Lillemo on September 30, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Hey Riley. You seem very interested in the BWCA history. I have a history project for you if your interested. It’s one I have spent countless hours on. It dates back to the 1930’s. Contact me if you want more info.

  2. Frank Ferraro on October 3, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Nice story Riley. I’ve always wondered about the fire grates at the BWCA campsites. This was useful information!

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