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.

The Secrets of Happy Families

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

Invent a Game, Win $10,000

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.

Cross-Training With Trail Yoga

No one wants to be stuck in a yoga studio when the weather is nice. The solution? Take your practice to the trails.

Make Time for Slow Time

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.

What American Idol Taught Me About Running

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

Backpacking After Bear

In 2003, Dan Bigley lost his sight when a grizzly mauled him on Alaska's Russian River. But that wasn't enough to scare him away from building an outdoor life for his family. He shares his...

Lost in the Grand Canyon

We may never know how 21-year-old rafter Kaitlin Kenney died in the Grand Canyon, but we will never forget why she went