• 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 laptop backpacks for AFAR.com, investigating trails' impact on wildlife for 5280: The Denver Magazine (August 2019), exploring Utah's "other" White Rim Trail for 5280 (October 2019), hunting for great women's outdoor products (for the women's gear column I contribute to on Outsideonline.com), and dusting off my bikes and fly rods.