I read the river ice by its subtle shades… Some of the ice is green. The darker green you wanna stay away from. The lighter greens are safe. Same thing with the blacker ice. Real black, you’ve really gotta watch out.” – Will Steger, May 03, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 45.  

Black Lake: 40°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 45°F


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“It was a pretty nice morning. It started to thaw the snow a bit… Then after lunch, it clouded up and turned into a snowstorm. Visibility dropped down to almost nothing. I traveled in the whiteout for awhile, and everything got sopping wet.” – Will Steger, May 02, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 44. 

Black Lake: 40°F / Baker Lake: 21°F / Ely, MN: 36°F


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“Very interesting day for me, just to do something different. I really like getting out on the land. A couple times I was on a high point where I could really see in the distance… Just spectacular knowing the true wilderness here. Probably the nearest person is about a couple hundred miles from me.” – Will Steger, May 01, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 43.   

Black Lake: 32°F / Baker Lake: 0°F / Ely, MN: 40°F


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“I actually may take a shortcut tomorrow. I’ll look at the map in the morning. It’d be about 8 miles overland. It’d be a good adventure if nothing else… I have a hunch I’m gonna go for it.” – Will Steger, April 30, 2018. Pelon River, NWT. Day 42.  

Black Lake: 34°F / Baker Lake: 2°F / Ely, MN: 56°F


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“By the time I packed up, the wind intensified. I had a tailwind, but the snow continued, the sun disappeared, and I got into a really bad whiteout. Couldn’t see anything at all. I had to sit about half an hour to kinda wait for the snow to lift… Then I traveled on.” – Will Steger, April 29, 2018. Elk River, NWT. Day 41.  

Black Lake: 35°F / Baker Lake: -1°F / Ely, MN: 52°F


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“I thought, ‘Boy, this is it. We’ve got a good thaw coming.”… Then everything changed. The whiteout came back. The clouds came in. The north wind came up.” – Will Steger, April 28, 2018. Day 40. 

Black Lake: 35°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 33°F


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“Managing the solitude is very easy for me. It’s pretty much like a Zen monastery. I’m in this absolutely perfect rhythm. I do the same thing every day, and I don’t mind doing it. It frees up your mind a lot.” – Will Steger, April 27, 2018. Day 39.

Black Lake: 48°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 37°F


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“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.

Black Lake: 35°F / Baker Lake: -3°F / Ely, MN: 33°F


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“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.  

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: 1°F / Ely, MN: 44°F


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“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.  

Black Lake: 40°F / Baker Lake: -4°F / Ely, MN: 33°F


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