• 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 writing a feature narrative about hiking Dominica's Waitukubuli Trail for Backpacker. Reviewing sports bras for Runner's World (August 2015). Investigating the meteoric rise (and imminent fall?) of standardized testing in Colorado public schools for 5280 (August 2015). Profiling cottage fly-fishing businesses for Fly Fisherman (September 2015 Gear Guide). Revealing the new attractions popping up in Denver's Santa Fe neighborhood for Sunset (December 2015). And switching out skis for bikes: Hooray for singletrack season!