“It was a two hour flight back. It really put me in touch with how much winter I was actually immersed in… By the time I got to Great Slave Lake, there was some water on the ice. Some of the rivers had rapids and falls in them, although the quieter areas of the rivers were still frozen.” – Will Steger, May 28, 2018. Great Slave Lake, NWT. Day 70.

Black Lake: 50°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 89°F


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“I expected a lot of thin ice and rapids and all sorts of adventures of that sort. But it was more of a harder slog, which is a different type of experience. I have no disappointment at all. You always get what you get whatever you do. ” – Will Steger, May 27, 2018. Day 69.

Will gets picked up in the Barrens and begins his journey home to the wilderness.

Black Lake: 60°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 69°F


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“The pickup is scheduled for tomorrow. I’d say it’s about 50-50 maybe, getting the plane in here. This weather is getting a little better, but it just goes on and on… I’ll check in tomorrow. I should be at Dave Olsen’s house on the Great Slave Lake or back in th tent here.” – Will Steger, May 26, 2018. NWT. Day 68.

Black Lake: 55°F / Baker Lake: 33°F / Ely, MN: 64°F


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“Had real heavy rains here, about 3 hours worth. Some of the heaviest rains I’ve ever seen on snow… It was unusual. It was raining hard, but the temperature was below freezing. It all froze on the surface. Just a spring diamond.” – Will Steger, May 25, 2018. NWT. Day 67.

Black Lake: 51°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 68°F


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“I traveled about 20 miles today, pulling my sled with all my gear, exploring these areas. Within this pass in a small gorge, I found a grove of spruce trees, which is really rare on that side of the divide… I’ll be back to my small lake that I’m gonna use as an airstrip tomorrow.” – Will Steger, May 24, 2018. NWT. Day 66.

Black Lake: 66°F / Baker Lake: 20°F / Ely, MN: 65°F


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“The day was just a stunning, clear, calm day – skied all day without a shirt. I regretted that actually right now. I got a bad sunburn, but it was worth it… It looks like a summer day in Minnesota.” – Will Steger, May 23, 2018. NWT. Day 65.

Black Lake: 79°F / Baker Lake: 32.9°F / Ely, MN: 72°F


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“Killing time is the name of the game here. I sit a lot, sometimes lie a lot. I normally just listen, ya know? Just pay attention… I listen a lot to the wind at night. It’s just a beautiful experience.” – Will Steger, May 22, 2018. Canoe Cache Grove, NWT. Day 64.

 Black Lake: 75°F / Baker Lake: 23°F / Ely, MN: 63°F


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“There was a tight clump of trees together, that provided good wind and rain and snow protection. About 6-7 feet up, I lashed a couple sticks about 4 inches in diameter up in the air like struts for a canoe rack. Tomorrow, I’ll attach the canoe to that. I’m pretty confident that will be adequate unless some curious bear comes around. ” – Will Steger, May 21, 2018. NWT. Day 63.

Black Lake: 59°F / Baker Lake: 22°F / Ely, MN: 66°F


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The sound of the wind in the trees is unusual. When I lay here in the tent, it makes me think I’m in Ely again. It sounds like home.” – Will Steger, May 20, 2018. NWT. Day 62.

Black Lake: 60°F / Baker Lake: 19°F / Ely, MN: 64°F


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“Violent storm last night… I was up around 2 in the morning just in case the tent blew. The wind was at least 70 miles per hour. In the morning, the muskox that were camped out next to my camp where still here… My company is gone now… They are a distant part of the landscape.” – Will Steger, May 19, 2018. NWT. Day 61.

Black Lake: 58°F / Baker Lake: 17°F / Ely, MN: 56°F


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