“I had a dangerous encounter with a Barren Lands grizzly bear… It was the biggest grizzly I’ve ever seen… The first situation is always to keep a cool head… When it turned and headed toward me, I knew it was time to get ready to take some action.” – Will Steger, May 15, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 56.

Black Lake: 27°F / Baker Lake: 9°F / Ely, MN: 47°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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3 Responses to “Barren Lands – May 14 – Day 56”

  1. Susan

    My heartbeat started racing as I listened to your dispatch. I don’t know how you stayed so calm?!
    Stay safe Will

  2. Larry Felitto

    Wow! What a scary moment!! Way to stay calm, be safe Will!! -Larry


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