• 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 puffy jackets for Outside (Jan/Feb '19), extolling the quirkiness of Crested Butte for Big Life (winter 2019), exploring Utah's "other" White Rim Trail for 5280: The Denver Magazine (September 2019), naming this winter's must-have new gear for AFAR.com, testing hiking shoes and boots for Outside (spring '19 Buyer's Guide), hunting for great women's outdoor products (for the women's gear column I contribute to Outsideonline.com), and riding my mountain bike. This summer's quest: Learning to manual.