• 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 touting the world's best ski towns for AFAR.com, investigating wildlife's mysterious decline for Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine (summer 2020), researching sustainable shells for REI Co-Op Journal, reviewing jackets and cycling gear for Outside (spring '20 Buyer's Guide), profiling Boulder's farmer/chef Eric Skokan for Big Life (spring '20), describing the Yampa River's fishery and progressive efforts to protect its water for Fly Fisherman (April/May 2020), and switching out bike gear for skis.