• 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 describing Vuarnet's meticulous lens-building process for AFAR. Reviewing women's hiking boots for Outside. Describing the ultra-starry skies above the Colorado Plateau for the San Francisco Chronicle. Writing about winter in Yellowstone for Los Angeles Magazine and Backpacker. Analyzing the Trump administration's impact on Colorado energy development for 5280. Extolling the charms of mud season in Steamboat Springs for The Denver Post. And logging as many long mountain-bike rides as I can before the snow starts falling!