Tucker Ballister

ACTIVE.com Expert

Tucker is a full-time writer for Camping World and his own blog, The Backpack Guide. He grew up hiking, kayaking, backpacking, paddle boarding, and gallivanting in the woods in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains north of Lake Tahoe.

Some of his favorite camping trips include five months of truck camping around the US, 28 days backpacking the John Muir Trail, and five nights in the Ruby Mountains in Northern Nevada. But he lives for warm afternoons bathing in the mountain sun and cooling off in refreshing alpine lakes.

Wherever his adventures take him, he enjoys expanding his outdoor community and kicking back with friends after long days on the trail. Follow Tucker’s adventures @thebackpackguide on Instagram and Facebook.