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.
Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.
Can a new trailer bike help young kids learn the rules of the road faster and safer? Katie Arnold and her family put it to the test.
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-...
We may never know how 21-year-old rafter Kaitlin Kenney died in the Grand Canyon, but we will never forget why she went
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.
Taking your children out of bounds means facing a whole different class of hazards than you see at the resort. How young is too young?
Katie Arnold's meditation on training for a 50-mile race.
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.
Keeping the family happy doesn't have to mean sacrificing steep terrain and old-school cool.
To raise adventurous children, as Laura's father learned when she and Guppy set sail, means that someday, you have to let them go.
Katie Arnold puts the Burley D'Lite and Chariot Chinook 2 to the test on a trip to the Spruce Hole Yurt in southern Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
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.
Ditch the stroller, don't give in to frustration, and take baby steps.
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.
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...