“In the whiteout, I made out just a glimpse of black… There was a slice of open water, really deep fast moving current right next to the shoreline…. That was a really dangerous situation. It would have been very easy to ski into that, and it was surrounded by ice that would have collapsed and the whole thing would have just floated under the ice.” – Will Steger, May 13, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 55.

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: 9°F / Ely, MN: 54°F


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“I was waiting and waiting… listening to the animals, and sure enough, the geese started making lots of fuss. Right after the geese was the sound of the engine. Last resupply, it was the ravens. Animals around will let you know if there’s a plane coming in.” – Will Steger, May 12, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 54.

Black Lake: 57°F / Baker Lake: 11°F / Ely, MN: 52°F


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“My resupply is only like 80 pounds – a gallon of gas and some food… This is really a simple plane. You’re not dealing with a Twin Otter, a huge plane worth a couple million dollars. A plane is a plane – you don’t want to crash it either way.” – Will Steger, May 11, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 53.

Black Lake: 46°F / Baker Lake: 12°F / Ely, MN: 43°F


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“On a sandbar not far from here, I scared up about 500 geese. It surprised me. All of a sudden, they were just all over the place. It’s nice seeing such a large number of geese around. It’s a sure sign of spring.” – Will Steger, May 10, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 52. 

Black Lake: 38°F / Baker Lake: 21°F / Ely, MN: 30°F


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“It was a dreary day all the way through – kind of a depressing day. But it’s okay, ya know? Usual thing. You just get what you get.. And I’m in it, and I’m experiencing it, so that’s a part of the game.” – Will Steger, May 09, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 51.

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: 13°F / Ely, MN: 47°F


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“Tomorrow the tempo changes quite a bit. There are some very serious rapids up ahead. .. I don’t think anyone has ever done these rapids… I’m looking forward to a change of adventure.” – Will Steger, May 08, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 50. 

Black Lake: 33°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 41°F


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I had faith that the tent would hold… At about midnight I did pack up my stuff. In case the tent does blow apart, I can still survive with a sleeping bag… It was a bitter sweet day, but mostly sweet – now that it’s over especially.” – Will Steger, May 07, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 49. 

Black Lake: 43°F / Baker Lake: 6°F / Ely, MN: 59°F


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“This raven landed on an island next to me… I talked to him for a while. He’s probably never seen a human being before – never definitely had a human being talk to him. When I was singing to him, he was shifting his weight from one foot to another…” – Will Steger, May 06, 2018. Eyeberry Lake, NWT. Day 48.

Black Lake: 55°F / Baker Lake: 12°F / Ely, MN: 46°F


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“I’m very satisfied with this tent. I’ve used it over a 30-year period. Probably have about 1,500 days in this thing… I always pitch it on ice. I never sleep on land unless I can’t.” – Will Steger, May 05, 2018. Eyeberry Lake, NWT. Day 47.  

Black Lake: 40°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 42°F


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“(Overflow) from the banks or creeks or rivers that flow into the Thelon will flow out on the top of the ice and freeze… But the snow protects the overflow from freezing – imagine knee deep water when it’s 50 below covered up by 2 feet of snow. This is very, very dangerous.” – Will Steger, May 04, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 46.  

Black Lake: 38°F / Baker Lake: 3°F / Ely, MN: 52°F


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