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.
GoPro Games champion Sage Donnelly has her eyes set on the World Freestyle Championships—and from pro paddlers twice her age to diabetes, nothing is going to stand in her way.
Midway through her first 50-mile trail race, Katie Arnold finds out that running may just be the easiest thing in the world—once you get over the competition, pain, and landscape that doesn't seem to...
After quitting their jobs and selling their house, Coloradoans Erica and Mark Lighthiser packed it up—kids, dog, possessions—and started pedaling north. How far will their journey take them?
When Polly Green set out to work her way back to kayaking's World Championships, she had no idea that she'd end up documenting the rise of the sport's next generation
From ferrying kids to preschool to hitting up the farmer’s market, Xtracycle’s beefy longtail can handle it all.
Columnist Bruce Feiler’s new book The Secrets of Happy Families has a novel strategy for overwhelmed parents in need of a break: give kids more control
The Clif Kid Backyard Game of the Year contest encourages children to invent their own outdoor games rather than sitting in front of the TV. The top prize? A scholarship for ten grand.
No one wants to be stuck in a yoga studio when the weather is nice. The solution? Take your practice to the trails.
You only get so much time with your kids before they’re grown up. After a family trip to the hot springs, Katie Arnold meditates on how best to spend it.
It may sound cheesy, but Katie Arnold swears that watching American Idol has helped her win ultramarathons—and that if you’re willing to pay attention, it could help you, too
With a handful of day camps in Denver and Boulder, Avid4Adventure puts kayaking, climbing, and biking within reach of three-and-four-year olds.
Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.
Set on 6,000 acres of meadows and ponderosa forests, Sanborn combines traditional sleep-away camp with extended backcountry expeditions.
Wild Whatcom's day camps are full of outdoor play: rock-hopping, waterfall hunting, scrambling, and more. Along the way, kids learn to identify edible plants, build fires, and navigate with a compass...
This summer, Moab-based outfitter Western Spirit Adventures is teaming up with NICA to launch two new backcountry skills camps, in Sun Valley and Durango, for girls and boys ages 15 to 18.