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.
Continuing coverage from the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff! Bob "Sir Packsalot" Gabrielson is the proprietor of Top of Georgia Hiking Center at
Keith Foskett, a.k.a. "Fozzie", is a well traveled long distance hiker, a bestselling author, dog lover, and maple syrup connoisseur. In this
The kickoff lasts three days, so there's plenty to hear. Enough for a few episodes, for sure. In this installment, Green Giant and Voldemort share their stories while bringing you with them to the festivities. You can get Stories From The Trail wherever you find excellent things on the internet, or you can listen right here.
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
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 in the studio with Daniel Pitts, mailman, juggler, balloon animal maker. Daniel has done lots of interesting things, but he still hasn't slept in a tent. He'll ask us what to expect and we'll help him (and you!) plan that first overnight hike.
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
Merry Christmas Hikers! Pox & Puss is no longer an only child! The world famous Appalachian Trail podcast now has a little brother and sister,
The average day of marching for a civil war soldier was 10-15 miles. And when they got to town, there was no resupply. There was no hot shower, other than a shower of lead. You think the occasionally townie sneers at a hiker because we smell funny? Imagine carrying your current load plus a hundred more pounds and when you roll up into the hostel they start launching artillery at you.
"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.
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 to see the falls. Others were there to enjoy perfect early March weather, while a great many showed up to begin their NOBO thru hikes. The Lodge was buzzing with activity as dozens of speakers, authors, experts and trail angels could be found mingling with hikers of every age and experience level.