I'm Gary Sizer, a.k.a. Green Giant, backpacker, amateur astronomer and writer. I am the author of Where's the Next Shelter?, the story of my 2014 thru hike and all of the incredible people I met along the way.
The climb out of any trail town is always a little brutal. Your belly is a bit bigger than usual, your food bag is fuller, and it's always uphill. It
"AMA" stands for Ask Me Anything. This is your chance to "interview" The Hiking Viking. I'll come back here and share the link when the fun begins. (E
This past weekend, March 4-6, people from all over visited Amicalola Falls State Park for 2016's annual Appalachian Trail Kick Off Event. Some came t
You've heard about the white blazes. You've seen the pictures of breathtaking views taken from mountaintops. You know about the rocks and the rain and
The colors were amazing; every one was represented. The oaks had turned fire engine red, bright yellow, and blaze orange. Green pines were scattered
I recently spent a week camping at Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia. I was fully loaded and on my way in, maybe ten or fifteen minutes into the
During the weeks and months preceding the start of hiking season, forums everywhere buzz to life, like the bees in spring. Wide eyed first timers desc
The next time you walk in a straight line, stare at a point in the distance and notice how much the objects in your periphery are bouncing. Of course,
It's that time again. The trillium are blooming, mayapple are opening like umbrellas and the mountain laurel are dropping tiny teacups onto the trail.
Practice Leave No Trace This one is so obvious that most of you can’t believe it’s even in the list. The only concept pounded into our pre-hike heads