Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.
Sonoma County, CA
Steph Davis knows the downside of being one of the world's best women climberslike living out of a car for seven years and having your mom suggest (frequently) that you're out of your mind. The...
St. Helena, California
Twenty miles south of Santa Fe, where the southern Rockies peter out into desert, the landscape turns iconic. This is Hollywood-western terrainfilms like Young Guns and The Hi-Lo Country have...
Back when the world was perfect and I was a kid, I spent my summers in bare feet and a wet bathing suit on an island on Stony Lake, in southern Ontario. Like everyone else who lived on the hundred or...
What's the fastest way to bring power and stamina to your sport? Start moving very, very slowly. (No, even slower than that.)
The National Outdoor Leadership School is great at training kids to survive and thrive in the wild. So how does its boot-camp approach work with grown-ups? It's effective as hellif you don't...
A minimalist's idea of maximum bliss
Fly In: It's simple. A ONE-HOUR FLIGHT EQUALS A DAY BY CAR, A WEEK BY BIKE, OR A MONTH ON FOOT. Sure makes an airtight case for the air-assisted outing.
Honomu, Hawaii: Aloha Spirit
The Joys of Biking on the Wild Side
There's nothing hotter than cold women — or so some publishers say