• 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 ski boots for Outside (fall '17 Buyer's Guide) and women's wading boots for Gear Institute. Investigating Utah's efforts to preserve its dark, starry skies for Mountain (summer 2017). Describing Vuarnet's meticulous lens-building process for AFAR. Revealing Robert Killian's obstacle-course training secrets for 5280 (August 2017). And alternating between mountain biking and fly-fishing: The water is high and the dirt is dry!