Complete silence. It was beautiful.

Photos: Backpacking Michigan’s North Manitou Island

The first time I visited North Manitou Island in Michigan was a summer in middle school spent at camp. I had never been backpacking before. Camping, sure, but never backpacking. It had an entirely different feel than simply camping—you must carry every tool and piece of clothing you’ll need for days on your back. And…

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Q&A: Shark Week Cameraman Joe Romeiro

This article was originally published on ActionHub on August 18, 2014. Raised in the Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands that form an autonomous region of Portugal, Joe Romeiro was accustomed to interacting with marine life. His love for the ocean was developed early on. He saw his first shark when he was five years old,…

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Review: Chaco Layna Waterproof Shoes

This article was originally published on ActionHub on July 28, 2014. I was first able to check out the Chaco Layna Waterproof shoes a few months ago at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. I was immediately drawn to the style because, although they’re perfect for light hiking, they look more like an everyday tennis shoe. Always impressed…