Gary Sizer

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.

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Stories from the Trail #9 – Starting a Thru-Hike Tomorrow

Stories from the Trail #9 – Starting a Thru-Hike Tomorrow

If you were starting the Appalachian Trail tomorrow, what questions would you have? New AT hiker Chris Clevenger called the show the day before

Apr 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 8: Sir Packsalot’s 10 Golden Suggestions for Hiking the AT

Stories From The Trail Episode 8: Sir Packsalot’s 10 Golden Suggestions for Hiking the AT

Continuing coverage from the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff! Bob "Sir Packsalot" Gabrielson is the proprietor of iTunes Spotify

Apr 2, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From the Trail Episode 7 – Keith Foskett High and Low

Stories From the Trail Episode 7 – Keith Foskett High and Low

Keith Foskett, a.k.a. "Fozzie", is a well traveled long distance hiker, a bestselling author, dog lover, and maple syrup connoisseur.  In this

Mar 16, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 6 – AT Kickoff 2018

Stories From The Trail Episode 6 – AT Kickoff 2018

Last weekend was ATKO 2018. The Appalachian Trail Kickoff is an annual event which has been held at Amicalola Falls State Park for nearly two

Mar 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Another episode is out! In preparation for his first overnight hike, Daniel calls into the show from REI. If you've ever wanted to virtually help

Feb 25, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail Episode 4: Daniel Needs a Trail Name

Stories from the Trail Episode 4: Daniel Needs a Trail Name

What questions would you have if you were about to go on your first ever overnight backpacking trip in the woods? Join Green Giant and Voldemort

Feb 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 3 – Hangin’ with Squatch

Stories From The Trail Episode 3 – Hangin’ with Squatch

Our biggest, meatiest mess of an episode yet! Join Megan and me for a conversation with Scott Herriott. Scott, whose trail name is Squatch, is an

Jan 22, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail: A New Podcast from TheTrek.co Family

Stories from the Trail: A New Podcast from TheTrek.co Family

Merry Christmas Hikers! Pox & Puss is no longer an only child! The world famous Appalachian Trail podcast now has a little brother and sister,

Dec 25, 2017 : Gary Sizer
Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

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

Dec 19, 2016 : Gary Sizer
Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

"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.

May 30, 2016 : Gary Sizer