by Will Beaton -For two weeks, 8 students and 2 instructors from the Summit Academy OIC of North Minneapolis worked alongside the summer residents to design, frame, and put together two massive wall tent structures that will house future Summit builders in summers to come.
- “I just landed in Dave’s ski plane on wheels at Yellowknife so I’m officially back in civilization right now. I’m on pavement and talking on a cell phone so I have to get back to the real world now and get caught up on emails. I wanted to thank everybody for following me for the last two months. It’s been a great personal trip for me.” - Will Steger, May 30, 2018. Great Slave Lake, NWT. Day 72
by Will Steger -“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.
by Will Steger -“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.
by Will Steger -“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.
by Will Steger -“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.
by Will Steger -“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.