• 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 ski boots for Outside (fall '17 Buyer's Guide), sports bras for Runner's World (August 2017) and kids' gear for Backpacker (June 2017). Rhapsodizing about California's Sonoma Coast for Backpacker (September 2017). Describing the agony and ecstasy of being an all-female tournament team in the overwhelmingly male world of offshore angling (for Marlin, October 2017). Investigating Utah's efforts to preserve its dark, starry skies for Mountain (summer 2017). And alternating between spring skiing and road biking: Sun has returned to Steamboat!