Katie Arnold

Author's Bio

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.

Summer Family Floats: Smith River, Montana

On many western rivers, prime rafting season is spring, when snowmelt from the high country feeds the rapids and a dunk will leave you hypothermic. Then, just when the weather's getting hot enough...

A Family Biking Adventure in the Redwood Forest

Pedaling beneath a canopy of 2,000-year-old giants in Redwoods National Park, you can practically feel the energy radiating from the enormous trunks—a great lesson for the littlest riders that trees...

A Summer Camp for the Whole Family

Why should kids have all the fun? At Vermont’s Tyler Place Family Camp, adults can paddle, take tennis lessons, and carve out their own slice of summer vacation alongside the children.

10 Tips for Bike Touring With Kids

For the past five years, Charles Scott has taken his kids bike touring from Japan to the backroads of Iceland. Katie Arnold caught up with him before his latest trip across the American West to learn...

The 12-Year-Old Kayaking Champion's Big Plan

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.

The Painful Ecstasy of Ultrarunning

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...

The Family That Carries Their Life on Their Bikes

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?

A 40-Year-Old Kayaker Gets Back in the Game

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