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. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Matthew "Odie" Norman is best known on the AT as the bus-dwelling, shaggy-faced creator of the Join our community AND support the show!

Aug 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

Join our community AND support the show! Grafton Loop Bear Trap at Brink Road Shelter iTunes Spotify Youtube Join our community

Jul 26, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 13: White Mountains Direttissima with Griffin Howard

Stories From The Trail Episode 13: White Mountains Direttissima with Griffin Howard

New Hampshire is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet. For hikers who collect patches, the "NH48" is awarded to those who have visited all 48 peaks.

Jul 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
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