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 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
Appalachian Trail Kick Off 2016

Appalachian Trail Kick Off 2016

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

Mar 8, 2016 : Gary Sizer
Why the AT?

Why the AT?

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

Jan 24, 2016 : Gary Sizer
A Hike Too Short – Walking a Section One Year After Katahdin

A Hike Too Short – Walking a Section One Year After Katahdin

The colors were amazing; every one was represented. The oaks had turned fire engine red, bright yellow, and blaze orange.  Green pines were scattered

Nov 23, 2015 : Gary Sizer
Wilderness Safety: The Whistle

Wilderness Safety: The Whistle

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

Aug 17, 2015 : Gary Sizer