“It was a dreary day all the way through – kind of a depressing day. But it’s okay, ya know? Usual thing. You just get what you get.. And I’m in it, and I’m experiencing it, so that’s a part of the game.” – Will Steger, May 09, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 51.

Black Lake: 30°F / Baker Lake: 13°F / Ely, MN: 47°F


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“Tomorrow the tempo changes quite a bit. There are some very serious rapids up ahead. .. I don’t think anyone has ever done these rapids… I’m looking forward to a change of adventure.” – Will Steger, May 08, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 50. 

Black Lake: 33°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 41°F


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I had faith that the tent would hold… At about midnight I did pack up my stuff. In case the tent does blow apart, I can still survive with a sleeping bag… It was a bitter sweet day, but mostly sweet – now that it’s over especially.” – Will Steger, May 07, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 49. 

Black Lake: 43°F / Baker Lake: 6°F / Ely, MN: 59°F


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“This raven landed on an island next to me… I talked to him for a while. He’s probably never seen a human being before – never definitely had a human being talk to him. When I was singing to him, he was shifting his weight from one foot to another…” – Will Steger, May 06, 2018. Eyeberry Lake, NWT. Day 48.

Black Lake: 55°F / Baker Lake: 12°F / Ely, MN: 46°F


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“I’m very satisfied with this tent. I’ve used it over a 30-year period. Probably have about 1,500 days in this thing… I always pitch it on ice. I never sleep on land unless I can’t.” – Will Steger, May 05, 2018. Eyeberry Lake, NWT. Day 47.  

Black Lake: 40°F / Baker Lake: 8°F / Ely, MN: 42°F


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“(Overflow) from the banks or creeks or rivers that flow into the Thelon will flow out on the top of the ice and freeze… But the snow protects the overflow from freezing – imagine knee deep water when it’s 50 below covered up by 2 feet of snow. This is very, very dangerous.” – Will Steger, May 04, 2018. Thelon River, NWT. Day 46.  

Black Lake: 38°F / Baker Lake: 3°F / Ely, MN: 52°F


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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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“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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