• 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 alpine ski boots and women's jackets for Outside (fall 2018 Buyer's Guide), exploring the impact of Striders and other balance bikes for Bicycling (June 2018), explaining the ins and outs of stream management planning for Headwaters (summer 2018), covering the summer's best travel gear for AFAR, writing about Capitol Reef National Park for 5280: The Denver Magazine (September 2018), hunting for great women's outdoor products (for the women's gear column I contribute to Outsideonline.com), and shining a light on the fishing scene in the Roaring Fork Valley for Aspen Sojourner (Summer 2018). Pow days have been few and far between here in Steamboat, so I've been honing my skate-skiing skills--which are very dull indeed!