“Caribou is the only food I’ve ever eaten I can maintain my strength on. I eat it pretty much rare – extremely rare – with lots of lard so it’s real fatty. I’m not really much of a meat eater back in the real world, but I prefer caribou here.” – Will Steger, April 09, 2018 

Black Lake: 19°F / Baker Lake: -16°F / Ely, MN: 23°F


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“There’s been a wolf that’s been following me, and I’ve been following it… Wolves will generally follow the old portage trails, so when I saw this faint, very slight depression (of wolf tracks) in the snow, I followed it, and sure enough, they led to a trail.” – Will Steger, April 08, 2018. 

Black Lake: 3°F / Baker Lake: -16°F / Ely, MN: 11°F


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“I made a mistake and went up one of the wrong bays. It cost me about 3 hours of hard time. But that’s just part of the way it goes sometimes.” – Will Steger, April 07, 2018.

Black Lake: -2°F / Baker Lake: -7°F / Ely, MN: 4°F


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“These last 17-18 days almost seem like a blur to me – really tough days, not making a lot of time, and not really getting into that expedition rhythm… But now I feel like the expedition is really starting for me. I’m getting into that rhythm again.” – Will Steger, April 06, 2018.

Black Lake: 0°F / Baker Lake: -12°F / Ely, MN: 13°F


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“I was traveling straight north into the ground blizzard… In the distance I saw some cliffs. There was a little bit of a shelter there, but I was unable to transmit out.” – Will Steger, April 05, 2018

Black Lake: 8°F / Baker Lake: -13°F / Ely, MN: 15°F


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“40 km/h wind gusts. In shelter of cliffs. No satellite coverage. All is well.” – Will Steger, April 04, 2018.

Beneath the storm clouds, Will’s satellite phone can’t connect to leave a voice message tonight, but the above text came with an updated location of his whereabouts.

Black Lake: -3°F / Baker Lake: 1°F / Ely, MN: 23°F


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“The cold continues… 28 below this morning. It warmed up actually to about 1 degree today with a 15-20 mile per hour wind. It actually felt kinda pleasant.” – Will Steger, April 03, 2018.

Will makes slow but persistent progress in the uncommonly cold temperatures.

Black Lake: -2°F / Baker Lake: -2°F / Ely, MN: 11°F


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“I crossed the 60 degree latitude mark today, which is the official Arctic start. Still have a ways to go till I get to the Barrens… The rest did me well, but now I’m on my own again.” – Will Steger, April 02, 2018

Will leaves the safety of the cabin and crosses the Arctic circle, headed for the Barren Lands.

Black Lake: -7°F / Baker Lake: -11°F / Ely, MN: 20°F


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“Easter evening… a long twilight, that in between time when stars are starting to drop out of the sky here – really an optimistic feeling. The light is really coming back fast.” – Will Steger, April 01, 2018.

Will spends his last night in Jason Cook’s trapper’s cabin before continuing his journey toward the Barren Lands.

Black Lake: -7°F / Baker Lake: -11°F / Ely, MN: 20°F

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“Last night a pine marten came into the cabin, which could have been problematic. I threw a small stick at a metal table leg and scared it away. That really freaked out the pine marten.” – Will Steger, March 31, 2018

Will describes the trapper’s cabin he’s been living in the last few days. Special thanks to Jason Cook.

Black Lake: -9°F / Baker Lake: -16°F / Ely, MN: 21°F


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