• 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 investigating wildlife's mysterious decline for Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine (summer 2020), highlighting the world's newest national parks for Red Bulletin (July 2020), researching sustainable shells for REI Co-Op Journal, reviewing rain jackets for Outside (May 2020) and hiking gear for Red Bulletin (summer 2020), profiling Leatherman's founder for Uncommon Path, describing Fiji's efforts to restore ocean health for DestinAsian (summer 2020), featuring the Yampa River for Fly Fisherman (April/May 2020), and savoring cold midwinter snow.