“I have to be back in the Cities on June 7 for an important fundraiser for the Steger Wilderness Center to fund our programs this summer. So that’s a real deadline, but at the rate I’m going, I’d be a little late coming in through Baker Lake… So my goal is to get to the divide between the Thelon and Back Rivers, cache my canoe there, then next spring I’ll come back to that area and go north to the Arctic Ocean. And then I’ll cross the sound there to Cambridge Bay.” – Will Steger, May 15, 2018. Unnamed River, NWT. Day 57.

Black Lake: 34°F / Baker Lake: 15°F / Ely, MN: 60°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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