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.

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...

Skateistan Skates On

The organization that opened the first youth skate park in Afghanistan was recently named one of the top 100 NGOs in the world by Global Journal and is now in expansion mode.

The Camping Cure, Part I: Dunton Hot Springs

Problem: Stress, temper tantrums, teething, nighttime waking, worry, and overscheduled days. Solution: To spend some time sleeping—and living—outdoors, away from digital distractions, at least once a...

Seattle, Washington

Best Towns 2008

Your town got you down? We've got your escape plan right here. These 11 stars of America's 21st-century Renaissance—from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire—are riding a wave of...

Canada Wilderness

Big Country

Traveling to Canada no longer comes with a discount, but our neighbor still has eight times as much wilderness as we do

Webb 2.0

He’s stronger, fitter, and nearly six seconds faster than he was in 2001, when he smashed Jim Ryun’s high school mile record. But consistency has never been Alan Webb’s strong point....

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