Tucker Ballister

Tucker spent his childhood falling in love with the outdoors surrounding Lake Tahoe. A graduate of the Master’s of Tourism Management program at Colorado State University in 2014, Tucker has spent the last six years traveling throughout the United States (and Costa Rica).  He works as a full-time freelance copywriter and guides hiking, backpacking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and mountain biking trips in the Tahoe area during the summers. He currently resides in Truckee, California and regularly shares new adventure stories on his website, thebackpackguide.com. 

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HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe Review

HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe Review

The HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe is among the most cushioned you’ll find. It protects the bottoms of your feet when you’re on rocky

Sep 21, 2020 : Tucker Ballister
Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent Review

Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent Review

The Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent is a lightweight two-person tent. It’s best-suited for three-season use and has dual doors and vestibules for

Sep 18, 2020 : Tucker Ballister
Tracksmith Men’s Harrier Tee Review

Tracksmith Men’s Harrier Tee Review

The Tracksmith Men's Harrier Tee is a great solution for trail running, hiking, backpacking, or indoor training sessions to prepare your body for the

Sep 16, 2020 : Tucker Ballister
The Best Local Day Hikes Around Tahoe

The Best Local Day Hikes Around Tahoe

Disclaimer: You should only be hiking trails that aren't overcrowded during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep at least a six-foot

Apr 24, 2020 : Tucker Ballister