“By the time I packed up, the wind intensified. I had a tailwind, but the snow continued, the sun disappeared, and I got into a really bad whiteout. Couldn’t see anything at all. I had to sit about half an hour to kinda wait for the snow to lift… Then I traveled on.” – Will Steger, April 29, 2018. Elk River, NWT. Day 41.  

Black Lake: 35°F / Baker Lake: -1°F / Ely, MN: 52°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.

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2 Responses to “Barren Lands – April 29 – Day 41”

  1. Philip Kitze

    Will.. you are making some great progress!! Fabulous. What an inspiration. Maybe you will be on a fast track on that Thelon River. Listening to your day 41 post, river travel must be a little unsettling, with reading that ice and getting off the river when a nasty rapids comes up. Stay safe.


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