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    Barren Lands – April 26 – Day 38

    "I actually skied for about half an hour without a shirt on... It doesn't look like there's gonna be much of any type of storm today. I'm hoping for a thaw tomorrow." - Will Steger, April 26, 2018. The Land of Small Sticks, NWT. Day 38.
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    Barren Lands – April 25 – Day 37

    "I'm in an area called the Land of Little Sticks, where you have these really small trees. Each one of them has a personality. They usually hang out in clumps... When the dogs see these things, they get freaked out." - Will Steger, April 25, 2018. Day 37.
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    Barren Lands – April 24 – Day 36

    "A couple geese flew over, which is the first waterfowl I've seen. Maybe they were greeting me, or maybe they were just telling me to leave. Not sure what the omen was." - Will Steger, April 24, 2018. Day 36.
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    Barren Lands – April 23 – Day 35

    "It's kinda embarrassing to say this, but I got a little too close to the open water there... and I went in... Anytime something like that totally catches you by surprise, that's something you gotta sit down and ponder a little bit." - Will Steger, April 23, 2018.
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    Barren Lands – April 22 – Day 34

    "I laid down in the canoe and put a jacket over my head to protect myself from the wind and get some rest. Suddenly, I got up and there were caribou all around me. It was unbelievable. I think I freaked them out... But then I think they accepted me." - Will Steger, April 22, 2018. Earth Day. Jarvis Lake, NWT.
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    Barren Lands – April 21 – Day 33

    "I heard a crazy noise. When you're traveling up here like this, you go weeks at a time without hearing anything at all except for the wind. But it turned out to be ravens. They were actually making notice of the airplane coming." - Will Steger, April 21, 2018. Resupply #1. Day 33.
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    Barren Lands – April 20 – Day 32

    "I was making portages on these unnamed lakes this morning, when I saw a band of about 25 caribou... They're a very curious animal. They got quite close... They just cannot figure out what I am." - Will Steger, April 20, 2018
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    Barren Lands – April 19 – Day 31

    "I pulled over on the side of a small little island and found a wolf den right on the shoreline. They'd dug down into some rocks where the water level had dropped... Just a splendid day here." - Will Steger, April 19, 2018. Firedrake Lake, NWT.
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    Barren Lands – April 18 – Day 30

    "It was actually a very beautiful day... Snow-squally first, and then rain-squally. The clouds broke for a while. It was almost like a Georgia O'Keeffe painting." - Will Steger, April 18, 2018. Firedrake Lake, NWT.
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    Barren Lands – April 17 – Day 29

    No sense of thawing yet... Hopefully we won't have snow. If it snows, it's just gonna change the whole ball game." - Will Steger, April 17, 2018. Firedrake Lake, NWT