• 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 reviewing women's fly-fishing gear for Outside (May 2017) and kids' gear for Backpacker (June 2017). Rhapsodizing about Namibian oysters for AFAR (May 2017). Revealing ways to resist your sugar cravings for Runner's World (May 2017). Highlighting Hala Gear's paddleboarding innovations for 5280 (June 2017). Showcasing Aspen's mountain biking for Elevation Outdoors (summer 2017). Relating how feuding ranchers, environmentalists, and water providers formed an unlikely alliance to reverse decades of damage to the Colorado River's headwaters (for 5280, May 2017). And I'm skiing. Lots and lots of powder skiing.