• Kelly Bastone

    freelance writerI’m a freelance writer and photographer based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Outdoor sports and travel are my specialties, but my far-ranging interests include gear, fitness, nutrition, food, culture, parenting, science, and the environment. Living in the mountains, I take daily advantage of the wealth of outdoor opportunities that surround me. Play is a big part of my lifestyle, but so is reliability: I’m a meticulous researcher and writer who delivers clean copy—on time.
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"So what are you working on now?"

I'm showcasing Aspen, Colorado for Los Angeles Magazine (November 2016). Profiling two superstar mogul skiers for Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine (holiday 2016). Examining color trends in the outdoor industry for the OR Daily (Outdoor Retailer summer show). Urging people to visit the quirky Mexican surf town of Puerto Escondido before the new highway floods this outpost with admirers (Afar, Oct/Nov 2016). Shining light on United By Blue's project to turn bison fur into luxury outerwear (Cowboys & Indians, October 2016). Investigating whether Ross Reels is bolstering--or draining--the city of Montrose, Colorado (5280, September 2016). Researching a retrospective about on-the-run fueling (Runner's World, November 2016). And celebrating the return of mountain biking season. Summer is here!