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Katie Boué is the voice of TheMorningFresh.com - an adventure blog focusing on climbing, long-term road trips, budget travel, and the outdoors. Raised in the mangroves of Miami, recently departed from six months spent exploring the Rocky Mountains around Denver, and currently living out of a car to maximize travel time, Katie lives for the thrill of adventure. Follow Katie on Twitter.

SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!

After 5 years of this design, (and nearly 10 years of blogging, wow) The Morning Fresh is getting a makeover.  Very intimidating, and very exciting. I hope to have a beautiful new site up and running within a few weeks, so thank you in advance for … [Read more...]

Guide to Hemp CBD + Products

Hemp CBD has changed my life. Period. I have been an advocate for CBD for years, but after moving to Utah thought my days of plant-based medicine were over. Then, I found hemp CBD products casually sitting at the register of my local bodega, Jade … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

One of my favorite things that I like to celebrate every day is getting outdoors. In the spirit of equity for all holidays, we only get one official National Get Outdoors Day, tomorrow on June 9th – if you’re like me though, you never need an excuse … [Read more...]

Outdoorist Tips for (Easy) Eco-Living

As an outdoor advocate, my dedication to caring for the land isn’t exclusive to my work to protect public lands–it’s embedded into the core of my daily lifestyle. To care about the outdoors means to care about the planet, climate change, … [Read more...]

Outdoorist Guide to Bend, Oregon

Before I visited Bend, I daydreamed about it. A magical little mountain town, with beckoning views of snow-capped peaks jutting out of the high desert. I thought it might be something like Boulder, CO–before it became the crowded bubble. I imagined … [Read more...]

Learning to ski (human-powered) in Oregon at Subaru WinterFest

Editor’s note: Today on the blog, a first–a guest post, by my partner Brody Leven. As you know from my escapades on IG stories, he’s teaching me how to ski entirely by human power, and it’s been one of the best experiences of our … [Read more...]

Guide to Playing Outside + Eating in Salt Lake City, UT

“Hey Katie, I’m heading to SLC [this week/next summer/tomorrow] and was wondering if you had advice on good trails for [running/skiing/hiking], places to adventure that are near town, can’t-miss restaurants and coffee … [Read more...]

Guide to Outdoor Advocacy at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018

My agenda is jam-packed–and changing every hour. I haven’t seen the sun in days. My eyes are bleeding from scheduling social media and creating Facebook events. Because, well, it’s almost Outdoor Retailer. This is the first Outdoor … [Read more...]

Ultimate Outdoorist Gift Guide

Oh hello, gift giving season. Our Christmas tree is twinkling, the first ornament has been hung, and I am itching to start filling the base with treats for friends and family. I love the holidays. Looking for the perfect thing to please the … [Read more...]

Homemade Winter Squash Soup Recipe

Winter is here, and with it comes the season of soup. I love soup like I love an oversized scarf. It’s cozy, it’s warming, and if you do it right, it’s totally healthy and pretty much totally acceptable to eat in mass quantities. I … [Read more...]

FAQ: Outdoor Industry Career Advice

“How did you get started?” “How can I do what you do outside all the time?” “How do you make money?” I get asked these questions on a daily basis, and I wanted to answer them here today: There is no secret pathway to success. I studied … [Read more...]

Updates from the Trail: September

Hi outdoorists, greetings from Salt Lake City–I’m finally home for a few weeks before hitting the road for my birthday desert trek, and wanted to update you on all things adventure, advocacy, podcasts, and projects. The end of summer feels … [Read more...]

Outdoorist Guide to Glacier National Park

I spent a week in Glacier National Park–my first time there–and just, whoa. Montana has a reputation for being one of the last wild frontiers, and this parcel of public land is a true testament to that. My experience felt particularly charmed. It was … [Read more...]

Guide to Public Lands Advocacy at Outdoor Retailer

Twice a year, I turn into a weird beast version of myself. My calendar is a color-coded event apocalypse where every afternoon and evening is quadruple booked. My inbox? Insanity. I do ridiculous things like think about my outfits in advance. … [Read more...]

Bahia Honda: Camping in the Florida Keys

The journey from Miami to the Keys will forever be one of my favorite road trips. My little car, windows down, skipping across tiny islands like a river rock hopping across flat water. Salty air rustling my hair into a knotted mess, sunshine warming … [Read more...]

Trail Running Florida: The Overseas Highway Heritage Trail

“North, or south?” Alex asked as we neared the end of the dirt road stretch. I took a deep gulp of humid air, trying to keep my breath while surveying the options ahead. We had just pulled over after finding a dirt road on Long Point Key. Our detour … [Read more...]

That time we went to Moab on a Monday.

From my leather journal. (With new thoughts sprinkled in while I transcribe.)  3/20 Note: Please excuse any bumps and inky bruises on this page; I’m driving. Well, Brody is driving. We just turned off the highway at Crescent Junction, on our … [Read more...]

Oh, hello there. It’s me, Katie.

Well. Hey, hi, hello. How are ya? It’s been…a while.  I used to write to you more. This blog was full of love letters to the outdoors and to a wild life, and to you, my readers. Home to my favorite stories, a digital book in which to … [Read more...]

We elected a climate denier, so now what? Roll up your sleeves for the outdoors

I’m still trying to digest the election. I’m still trying to make sense of it all. I wasn’t prepared for this–not at all. I see now that I had been living in a bubble of privilege and community that led me to the ignorant sureness that Trump could … [Read more...]

Hitting the road, on my way to slowing down.

Tomorrow, I’m moving to Salt Lake City. The first time I crossed state lines into Utah was on my first big climbing trip in 2010. It was me and three dirtbag Florida boys, living out of a sputtering Jeep for a month in pursuit of western … [Read more...]

Summertime hiatus, solo adventures begin.

My dearest readers, it’s time to take an official break from The Morning Fresh. I am heading out on the road for a four-month solo road trip, an Outdoor Industry Association campaign we’re calling the #OIARoadshow. While I’m out … [Read more...]

Q&A with So iLL founder Daniel Chancellor: Redefining the look of climbing

I’ve been geeking out over So iLL since I started climbing back in 2009. Back in those days, the love affair centered around their killer holds. The first route I ever put up that I was actually proud of was a V4 set with So iLL’s … [Read more...]

Weeks 8-9: Snowstorms + Outdoor Love in Asheville, NC

Oh, Asheville. With only 20 days to immerse myself into the weird and wonderful world of Western North Carolina, I found myself literally feeling stressed out about making sure I soaked it all up. Spoiler alert: I didn’t. There was no way to … [Read more...]

The outdoor community must step up and become advocates & activists–NOW.

< ?php wp_head(The outdoor community must step up and become advocates & activists–NOW.); ?>` Yesterday in Salt Lake City, the EPA held a public hearing on the Clean Air Act. You know, the seemingly no-brainer effort to clean up the air around … [Read more...]