• 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 reporting on the strategies firefighters are using to battle epidemic wildfires in Alberta (for Outside). Urging people to visit the quirky Mexican surf town of Puerto Escondido before the new highway floods this outpost with admirers (Afar, Oct/Nov 2016). Reviewing sports bras for Runner's World (August 2016) and ski boots for Outside (Fall '16 Buyers' Guide). Shining light on United By Blue's project to turn the fur of an iconic American creature--the bison--into luxury outerwear (Cowboys & Indians, October 2016). Researching a retrospective about on-the-run fueling (Runner's World, November 2016). And packing for the desert: It's road-tripping season!