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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Don’t Tread on Me: The Eastern Newt

Don’t Tread on Me: The Eastern Newt

It's that time again. The trillium are blooming, mayapple are opening like umbrellas and the mountain laurel are dropping tiny teacups onto the

May 1, 2015 : Gary Sizer
6 Ways to NOT Annoy Your Fellow Hikers

6 Ways to NOT Annoy Your Fellow Hikers

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

Apr 6, 2015 : Gary Sizer
Zero Day

Zero Day

Zero days are some of the busiest and most exciting days of your hike. After all, when you're out in the woods all you're doing is walking, right?

Mar 23, 2015 : Gary Sizer
What Surprised You? Physical Changes

What Surprised You? Physical Changes

The trail changes you. There is no doubting that. You've heard it so many times you probably take it for granted. Or, maybe you're excited about it,

Mar 15, 2015 : Gary Sizer
What Surprised You? Wanting to Quit

What Surprised You? Wanting to Quit

"The trail is full of surprises." You'll hear that almost as often as "the trail provides." A common example which combines the two is good old trail

Mar 8, 2015 : Gary Sizer
What Surprised You About Your Thru Hike? A Shift in Perspective

What Surprised You About Your Thru Hike? A Shift in Perspective

Each week, I will explore a different answer to the question, "What surprised you about your hike?" Nearly every person who completes a long distance

Mar 1, 2015 : Gary Sizer