Andy Cochrane

Andy Cochrane

Andy is a freelance writer, producer, and photographer living nomadically with his dog Bea in his Tacoma. He spends his free time roaming the west looking for good ramen and remote trails to run.

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14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States

Looking to upgrade your gear? Buy local! Here are the best outdoor gear shops where not only can you find what you need, but the people who can explain it to you in the process.
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Looking for Freedom in Quarantine? Try Riding a Bike

Riding a bike helps you get exercise, groceries, and a welcomed bit of sanity. Here are 19 tips on how to get started biking.
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The Best Spring Running Gear and Tips

Our weirdly warm spring has inspired a flurry of research into the best new running gear out this season.
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The 8 Best Secret Ski Resorts in North America

Dozens of resorts offer similar (dare I say better?) terrain and snow quality, without the crowds and huge costs associated with the seven listed above.
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Unique Running Tips from Elite Ultramarathoner Magda Boulet

If you’re trying to get fit in 2020, you can learn a lot from Magda Boulet.
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6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020

Fresh tracks and deep powder are back – at least in your dreams and on Instagram.