• 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 uncovering North America's best motorcycle rides for Red Bulletin (October 2019), investigating sustainable pack design and hemp's rising popularity in outdoor apparel for REI Co-Op Journal, reviewing women's snowsports gear for Red Bulletin (gear guide), exploring development's impact on Eagle Valley wildlife populations for Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine (summer 2010), writing about the best camping spots near Rocky Mountain National Park for Estes Park Magazine (summer 2020), and getting dusty on my mountain bike.