Author Bio

Kelly Bastone

Though Kelly Bastone didn’t grow up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (she’s a product of Pennsylvania’s Steel City), the ski town hooked her with its easy access to trout fishing, miles of buttery mountain bike trails and piles of powder snow. When she’s not chasing stoke or meeting deadlines, she’s introducing her young daughter, Simone, to the outdoor lifestyle—and savoring the very rare days when she gets to sleep late. REI member since 2020.

Stories by Kelly Bastone...
Three hikers on a dusty doubletrack

The Social Side of Layering

I don’t feel like I need to match my pack to my Buff when it comes to outdoor fashion, but during a backcountry ski tour in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains a few ...
Mike Carey in helmet and goggles in front of snowy backdrop.

Member Spotlight: Mike Carey

As an undergrad at Santa Clara University, Mike Carey was a running back: He’d receive the football and rush through a sea of players that tried to shove or cru...
Innovators: Tim Leatherman

Innovators: Tim Leatherman

A version of this story appeared in the summer 2020 issue of Uncommon Path.  Like microbreweries and chocolate shops, the Leatherman factory in Portland, Ore...
How to Cycle Indoors

How to Cycle Indoors

  Hear us out. If you’ve dismissed indoor cycling as a boring cousin of the real thing, it’s time to revisit that position. Especially when we’re all sp...
Get Ready To Wear Hemp

Get Ready To Wear Hemp

Move over, cotton: Hemp is here to challenge your throne. Now that hemp is no longer considered an illicit drug, fabric manufacturers are figuring out how to tu...