Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold 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.


Running Through the Fear

There’s one question that people always ask me about running alone in the backcountry. It’s the same question they ask me about taking young children down whitewater rivers. Aren’t you scared?

What Activism Can Teach Kids About Life

'You Are Mighty,' aimed at readers ages nine and up, outlines more than a dozen ways to take action, from writing letters and setting up face-to-face meetings to making cool protest signs, organizing...

Why Aren't More Girls Riding Bikes?

According to the federal program Safe Routes to School, the number of kids commuting on bike or foot to school has plummeted from 48 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2009.

Banff's Top Family Adventures

Everything is bigger and stretches further in Alberta, including your U.S. dollar. Here's the definitive guide to doing it up with kids.