Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

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.

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The Best Camps For Kids

Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.

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 hard-...

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

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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.

5 Tips for Hut Tripping With Kids

It's natural to feel a little anxious before a trip into the backcountry with your kids, but follow these common sense guidelines and know everything will turn out fine.

Winter Camping: Sweet Solitude at Spruce Hole

As part of her New Year's resolution to camp every month this year, Katie Arnold took her family to Spruce Hole, a 20-foot diameter canvas-walled yurt in the San Juan's Rio Grande National Forest.

Annie Leibovitz’s Bucket List

Pilgrimage, a new book and traveling exhibition by one of the magazine world's most famous working photographers, was inspired by a close-to-home family vacation.

Lessons From the Dragon Mother

I wrote a version of this story in October 2011. Emily Rapp’s two-year-old son, Ronan, died this morning, so I post it now in honor of him and Emily and parents everywhere who are brave enough to...

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