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.

10 Myths of Family Travel, Debunked

An interview with the parent-stars of the new television show “Big Crazy Family Adventure” about how to roam with children without going insane.

7 Tips for Powering Down and Getting Out

With the start of summer came an unending chorus of requests for screen time from my kids. Unsure how to respond, I checked in with Dr. Scott Sampson, chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature...

Notes from the Child-Full Life

A piece written in response to "The Childless Life," an article that ran in the New York Times. Writer Katie Arnold respects the decisions of those who opted not to have children, but shares how she...

Just Say No to FOMO

Until now, I’d never given much thought to FOMO—shorthand for the fear of missing out. Then I broke my knee and came down with a nasty chest bug at the same time the biggest snowstorm of the winter...

Even Rippers Need Rest Days

Our family has been uncharacteristically accident-prone recently. The bad luck streak started in late January, when I fell while skiing at Taos, somersaulted head first down a steep pitch, narrowly...

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The Beginner's Perfect Trail Running Quiver

All you need are a good pair of sneaks and a few choice pieces of lightweight technical apparel to head out the door and hit your stride. Here are the best handpicked options to help you transition...

In Defense of Risky Parenting

We can't slow our children down. Not really. Their whole purpose in life is to grow and change and need us less until they hardly need us at all.

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What's the Best Ski Gear for Women This Season?

Ah, the ski kit. So many variables. Are you bombing the steeps in Jackson or hiking for turns in Whistler? The best set-up will be versatile enough to accommodate different weather, snow conditions,...

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What's the Best Running Kit?

When you run long miles in tough terrain you don't want to have to worry about your shorts chafing or your technical T riding up. That's why it's so important to find apparel that works and stick...

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What Gear Should I Take Trail Running?

Trail running is one of the fastest, simplest ways to explore the backcountry on your own two feet. But like any wilderness mission, it requires savvy prep and the right gear.