“It was a two hour flight back. It really put me in touch with how much winter I was actually immersed in… By the time I got to Great Slave Lake, there was some water on the ice. Some of the rivers had rapids and falls in them, although the quieter areas of the rivers were still frozen.” – Will Steger, May 28, 2018. Great Slave Lake, NWT. Day 70.

Black Lake: 50°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 89°F


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“I expected a lot of thin ice and rapids and all sorts of adventures of that sort. But it was more of a harder slog, which is a different type of experience. I have no disappointment at all. You always get what you get whatever you do. ” – Will Steger, May 27, 2018. Day 69.

Will gets picked up in the Barrens and begins his journey home to the wilderness.

Black Lake: 60°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 69°F


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“The pickup is scheduled for tomorrow. I’d say it’s about 50-50 maybe, getting the plane in here. This weather is getting a little better, but it just goes on and on… I’ll check in tomorrow. I should be at Dave Olsen’s house on the Great Slave Lake or back in th tent here.” – Will Steger, May 26, 2018. NWT. Day 68.

Black Lake: 55°F / Baker Lake: 33°F / Ely, MN: 64°F


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“Had real heavy rains here, about 3 hours worth. Some of the heaviest rains I’ve ever seen on snow… It was unusual. It was raining hard, but the temperature was below freezing. It all froze on the surface. Just a spring diamond.” – Will Steger, May 25, 2018. NWT. Day 67.

Black Lake: 51°F / Baker Lake: 28°F / Ely, MN: 68°F


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“I traveled about 20 miles today, pulling my sled with all my gear, exploring these areas. Within this pass in a small gorge, I found a grove of spruce trees, which is really rare on that side of the divide… I’ll be back to my small lake that I’m gonna use as an airstrip tomorrow.” – Will Steger, May 24, 2018. NWT. Day 66.

Black Lake: 66°F / Baker Lake: 20°F / Ely, MN: 65°F


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“The day was just a stunning, clear, calm day – skied all day without a shirt. I regretted that actually right now. I got a bad sunburn, but it was worth it… It looks like a summer day in Minnesota.” – Will Steger, May 23, 2018. NWT. Day 65.

Black Lake: 79°F / Baker Lake: 32.9°F / Ely, MN: 72°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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