“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.  

Black Lake: 21°F / Baker Lake: -9°F / Ely, MN: 50°F


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“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. 

Black Lake: 21°F / Baker Lake: -3°F / Ely, MN: 42°F


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“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. 

Black Lake: 39°F / Baker Lake: -1°F / Ely, MN: 40°F


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“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

Black Lake: 41°F / Baker Lake: 32°F / Ely, MN: 37°F


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“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.

Black Lake: 41°F / Baker Lake: 6°F / Ely, MN: 30°F


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“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. 

Black Lake: 31°F / Baker Lake: 30°F / Ely, MN: 28°F


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“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

Black Lake: 37°F / Baker Lake: 6°F / Ely, MN: 28°F


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“When it’s whited out like this, there isn’t any definition in the horizon. You can’t see the islands or peninsulas or indentations like you can on a clear day. Everything’s kind of flat, so you have to watch.” – Will Steger, April 16, 2018. 

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: -2°F / Ely, MN: 25°F


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“I’m used to the solitude here. In fact, I don’t even think about it. I’m just traveling one day after another. It’s a beautiful rhythm that I’m into, and the beautiful country.” – Will Steger, April 15, 2018. Vera Lake, NWT. 

Black Lake: 38°F / Baker Lake: 18°F / Ely, MN: 20°F


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“Two things could happen here. The high pressure could come back – the cold. Or you get a low pressure, which with a southeast wind, would bring in moisture, which would be a major problem for me.” – Will Steger, April 14, 2018.  

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: 4°F / Ely, MN: 23°F


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