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