In a search for both limits and potential, three friends will begin in May a journey to carry themselves around Lake Superior. Focusing on both environmental and social issues, and the irrefutable connections between them, the group will undertake an ultrarun to experience every step around the world’s largest freshwater lake. Lake Superior, home to countless people past, present, and future, serves as a point of connection for those who live in its watershed. We rely on this lake, we learn from this lake, and our lives are bound up in its waters. Throughout the summer of 2016, this group of friends will attempt:
To gain on-the-ground perspectives of daily issues affecting the lives and livelihoods of the people who live here. To gather and share stories for a wider audience. To gain a deeper understanding of this landscape which we all live in, depend on, are shaped by, and simultaneously shape. To expand our own complex relationship with this lake and to explore the complex connections that others have with the lake and with each other. To raise awareness about the ecological and social issues facing these communities which have survived for so long. To practice listening to forces greater than us.