“Three days it took me to cross the 20 miles of Black Lake. Three really tough days… The last hour or so, I just had this incredible energy again. I don’t know where it came from.” – Will Steger, March 22, 2018

Black Lake: 8°F / Baker Lake: -16°F / Ely, MN: 31°F


Find Will Steger on the 2018 Barren Lands Solo Expedition and follow his daily progress. Will updates his position at the end of each day while making dinner, journaling, and preparing for the next day.

Find Will’s Current Position

6 Responses to “Barren Lands – March 22 – Dispatch 03”

  1. Lonnie

    Great Blog Will. Enjoy being “in tune” with nature and your thoughts. We will be following.
    Take care.

  2. JoAnn Huss

    My adult students in Winthrop and Gaylord, MN will be following you on this challenging Arctic journey! Continue to be wise and skillful during every decision you make. We will learn a lot from you and we will use our voices in making good decisions in regard to our relationships with our one and only environment, planet Earth! We are cheering for you every day, Will!!
    Teacher JoAnn from New Ulm, MN🌝

  3. Susan Mckane

    I’ve been sending posts to Canadian relatives and teasing about your Canadian holiday.
    You are such an inspiration and your experience will impact future climate change policy.
    Safe journey Will!

  4. Kathryn

    Hi, Will….
    I am wondering if this is a lonely trek, or if just being there mid-struggle, meeting your goals a little each day, replaces isolation or loneliness.

    It is a treat to hear your podcasts.

    Kathryn in Iowa

  5. Mary Irvine

    Following your amazing expedition from Brookston, MN. I teach kindergarten in Duluth, MN ISD 709 school district. I am wondering what message would you like 5, 6, and 7 year olds to take away from your expedition? Your contribution to humanity is huge and you have made this your destiny. How did your love of your expeditions and interest begin?What and when did your interest in our environment/planet and impacts get started? How can my kindergarten students make a difference in being care takers of our Earth? All our best thoughts and wishes! From, the future care takers of our planet.


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