• 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. Evaluating hiking boots for Outside. Writing about winter in Yellowstone for Los Angeles Magazine and Backpacker. Compiling the tech and adventure sections of AFAR's holiday gift guide. Reviewing Gear of the Year items for Men's Journal. Investigating the perils of carbohydrate overconsumption for Runner's World. Describing endangered hiking trails for Backpacker's special issue on public lands (March 2018). And logging as many long mountain-bike rides as I can before the snow starts falling!