Katie & Spaghetti
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Katie Boué is an Cuban-American outdoor advocate and writer who lives in Salt Lake City–though you're more likely to find her and her adopted adventure mutt Spaghetti out adventuring in the desert. A former stray on the streets of Las Vegas, Spaghetti now spends her days sunning outside, and uses the outdoors as a confidence-builder to help her overcome her separation anxiety after her rough start in life. Along with Katie's partner, professional ski mountaineer Brody Leven, this little family of outdoorists loves to hit the road in their 1993 Mitsubishi Delica van to camp, climb, hike, paddle and explore. Katie is the founder of the Outdoor Advocacy Project, a community education initiative seeking to inspire and empower the next generation of outdoor advocates. Spaghetti is named for her human's favorite breakfast food.
My dog is an extension of my soul. My dog is my daughter, sister, best friend rolled into one. She has become the priority for every adventure decision we make, and oftentimes we are solely getting outside just for her–our own human adventures become lower priority.-Katie