Name: Kate Kinkade 
Age: 16
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN  
School: Wayzata High School 
Job: Swamper   
What’s the best part about being a swamper?
Getting to experience all parts of WCB – going on trail, helping in the kitchen, and doing miscellaneous  work projects!
What has been your favorite memory of the summer?
In July, while on the bridge late at night, I saw the Northern Lights!
What makes Wilderness so special?
The community here is really wonderful – I love spending my summers with everyone here. 
What is your favorite place on base?
There’s this really great rock with lots of blueberries near it on the Janzig Nature Trail. 
What’s your favorite Wilderness tradition?
First and Last Word 
What is your favorite BWCAW lake?
Rose Lake or South Arm Knife 
What is your favorite article of clothing?
My red flannel 
If you had the perfect musical playlist, which three artists would be on it?
Bon Iver, Kanye West, and Sufjan Stevens 
Who is one of your role models?
JORDYN SJOBERG, of course.