• 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 fly-fishing and biking gear for GearInstitute.com. Researching the latest in concussion science for Outside. Revealing the wonders contained within Black Canyon National Park (for Sunset, April 2015). Putting the finishing touches on a pile of tent reviews for Backpacker's annual toy catalog (spring 2015 Gear Guide). Describing the nation's best urban running trails for SELF (summer 2015). And logging plenty of ski-days, now that snow has rediscovered Steamboat!