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As a Cuban-American kid growing up in Miami, Katie Boué found solace in the flat Florida swamplands that surrounded her family’s home
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Her parents encouraged her to spend time outside, basking in the sunshine, rooting around in the dirt, and befriending earthworms. “I was raised on literally the most basic version of what it means to be outdoors, and I never realized what a special thing that was until I got older,” Boué recalls. Years later, a date took her to a climbing gym. While the occasion didn’t result in a romance, Boué left with a new love: rock climbing. “Through climbing, I was introduced to the idea of public land and the idea of sharing wild spaces,” she says. “The outdoors...