Allissa Stutte fell into deep, inexhaustible love with the lake when she moved to Ashland, Wisconsin in 2009 to attend Northland College. Besides romping around the northwoods and studying Biology and Social Justice, she also became best buds with Evan and Andy. She is currently finishing her Master's thesis about urban agriculture in Minneapolis, and thinks playing in the dirt and growing food is super fun. Allissa has circumnavigated Lake Superior twice before, once in a van and once on a bicycle, and is ready once again to explore the world's greatest lake with her own two feet.

 

Allissa Stutte fell into deep, inexhaustible love with the lake when she moved to Ashland, Wisconsin in 2009 to attend Northland College. Besides romping around the northwoods and studying Biology and Social Justice, she also became best buds with Evan and Andy. She is currently finishing her Master's thesis about urban agriculture in Minneapolis, and thinks playing in the dirt and growing food is super fun. Allissa has circumnavigated Lake Superior twice before, once in a van and once on a bicycle, and is ready once again to explore the world's greatest lake with her own two feet.

  Andy Butter was raised on the north shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. There he spent his days swimming in any lake or river possible. He then went on to study Writing and Sociology at Northland College where he met Evan and Allissa. He is waiting for the day that he writes the best poem of his life. He thinks Lake Superior is great but could definitely use more whales.  

 

Andy Butter was raised on the north shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. There he spent his days swimming in any lake or river possible. He then went on to study Writing and Sociology at Northland College where he met Evan and Allissa. He is waiting for the day that he writes the best poem of his life. He thinks Lake Superior is great but could definitely use more whales.

 

  Evan Flom grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. After high school he moved to the south shore of Lake Superior where he also attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. There he met Allissa while running cross country and would eventually befriend Andy a year later. Aside from studying Community Development and Sociology in school, Evan continues to fall in love with photography and music. He thinks taking pictures is pretty neat and wants to keep telling stories through them. He currently lives in Minneapolis but can't wait to get back north to see what else the lake has to teach him.

 

Evan Flom grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. After high school he moved to the south shore of Lake Superior where he also attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. There he met Allissa while running cross country and would eventually befriend Andy a year later. Aside from studying Community Development and Sociology in school, Evan continues to fall in love with photography and music. He thinks taking pictures is pretty neat and wants to keep telling stories through them. He currently lives in Minneapolis but can't wait to get back north to see what else the lake has to teach him.




Our Mission

 

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.