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 Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Worlds Collide! This year for Trail Days, Voldemort and I traveled to Damascus, a much longer trip for her! and recorded a joint episode with Zach

Jun 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

The Appalachian Trail wouldn't be what it is today without Miss Janet. It doesn't take long for a new or aspiring thru-hiker to start hearing her

May 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 10 – Daniel’s First Backpacking Trip!

Stories From The Trail Episode 10 – Daniel’s First Backpacking Trip!

Do you remember your first overnight backpacking trip? (Or are you looking forward to it?) Were you scared to sleep in the woods? Did you carry too

May 6, 2018 : Gary Sizer
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