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.

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

5 Ways to Play in San Diego

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

San Diego Adventure: Kayaking and Surfing

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

San Diego Adventure: Sailing the High Seas

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

San Diego Adventure: Where to Stay

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.