Will Steger’s BWCA & Quetico Adventure
On Wednesday Mike helped Will Steger begin his wilderness canoe country adventure on the ice of Saganaga. Will is planning to travel over 200 miles solo for a month long journey. This 70 year-old adventurer will travel from Saganaga Lake up the Falls Chain in the Quetico Park to Sturgeon and the Maligne River over to LacLaCroix and Namakan River to Namakan Lake and then depending upon the conditions he may head right back to his cabin near Ely. It’s an ambitious trip for anyone yet alone a 70-year old man to take during March and April because the ice will be breaking up along the rivers and the weather will be varied.
He’ll be traveling mainly at night with a Kevlar Canoe sled that weighs 37 pounds. He will either pull or paddle depending upon what conditions he finds. Where there’s open water he’ll paddle where there’s solid ice he’ll ski, snowshoe or walk. Mike said the conditions were amazing for the first day of travel and according to Will’s post he traveled 6 miles.
Sounds like an amazing journey and Mike was happy to be a part of it. He even sent along some Voyageur Brewing Company Craft Beer for him to enjoy on the first night of his voyage. Here’s wishing him a safe and successful wilderness adventure.