“Violent storm last night… I was up around 2 in the morning just in case the tent blew. The wind was at least 70 miles per hour. In the morning, the muskox that were camped out next to my camp where still here… My company is gone now… They are a distant part of the landscape.” – Will Steger, May 19, 2018. NWT. Day 61.

Black Lake: 58°F / Baker Lake: 17°F / Ely, MN: 56°F


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“I saw these huge boulders to the south. The tundra was thawing, and the tundra thaws pretty fast, but I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought, “How could I have missed that?” Then I looked again, and they were moving – a herd of muskox less than 100 yards from here.” – Will Steger, May 18, 2018. NWT. Day 60.

Black Lake: 57°F / Baker Lake: 27°F / Ely, MN: 65°F


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“I’m back on the Canadian Barrens. It’s wide open spaces here, no trees — very easy here to get lost… I’m up high, camped in a very beautiful place… Spring almost has to come right now. There’s so much intensity in the sun.” – Will Steger, May 17, 2018. NWT. Day 59.

Black Lake: 32°F / Baker Lake: 9°F / Ely, MN: 46°F


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“In the morning, when it was whited-out, I saw a white wolf. It was running on the other side of the river. All of a sudden, I looked up and there it was… I usually talk to an animal like that, but it didn’t really look much at me. It just kept going.” – Will Steger, May 16, 2018. NWT. Day 58.

Black Lake: 41°F / Baker Lake: 16°F / Ely, MN: 59°F


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“I have to be back in the Cities on June 7 for an important fundraiser for the Steger Wilderness Center to fund our programs this summer. So that’s a real deadline, but at the rate I’m going, I’d be a little late coming in through Baker Lake… So my goal is to get to the divide between the Thelon and Back Rivers, cache my canoe there, then next spring I’ll come back to that area and go north to the Arctic Ocean. And then I’ll cross the sound there to Cambridge Bay.” – Will Steger, May 15, 2018. Unnamed River, NWT. Day 57.

Black Lake: 34°F / Baker Lake: 15°F / Ely, MN: 60°F


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“I had a dangerous encounter with a Barren Lands grizzly bear… It was the biggest grizzly I’ve ever seen… The first situation is always to keep a cool head… When it turned and headed toward me, I knew it was time to get ready to take some action.” – Will Steger, May 15, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 56.

Black Lake: 27°F / Baker Lake: 9°F / Ely, MN: 47°F


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“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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