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.

Powder Struggle

Snow days make everyone happy—unless you're the one staying home with the kids.

Family Day Tripping

Day trips are often overlooked and under-appreciated. But plan correctly, and you'll have a grand adventure that the entire family will enjoy.


Everything you need to know about staging a Grand Canyon double crossing.

Why Do Kids Run?

When news broke earlier this week that six-year-old Keelan Glass finished the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairfield, Texas, in under three hours, news outlets picked it up as the anomaly it appeared to...

Slow Down Your World

These days, it seems hurrying has become our default pace. We might not be able to slow time, but we can stretch it and steal it and maybe even make peace with it. Here are five ways to enjoy your...


Training Secrets from a Multisport Dad

Move your body every day. That’s the key to staying fit and happy, says Will Gadd, a three-time X Games ice climbing champion, accomplished rock climber, and expert kayaker.

Picking a Puppy

Selecting a dog that loves kids and adventure equally can be challenging. The author scours the internet and breeding facilities for the perfect puppy.

Inflatable SUPing: Fun for the Whole Family

When the author's girls were big enough to try stand-up paddleboarding on an inflatable SUP, they fell in love with the sport. And so she sought out the best board for herself and her kids. The...

CrossFit for Kids

CrossFit isn't just for adults. There are over a thousand programs nationwide specifically designed for kids. Is this a good thing?

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