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If you don t laugh reading this book, you need to drinkGary has a very unique sense of humor I wasn t long into this book before I felt like I was part of his trail family I felt his pain in the Shenandoah s, his joy when he reunited with friends on the trail Andthan anything else, it has fueled my own desire to follow the white blazes I start next March Thanks Gary Maybe I ll run into you on some forlorn piece of trail someday Ronnie Hull Shreveport, La I keep saying I do not want to do a Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail and then I read this book What a truly epic adventure The author, Gary Sizer, leaves nothing out as far as the obstacles he optimistically, even joyfully faced.as one of his trail mates mantra proclaimed in the toughest of times I am grateful for today, I am grateful for today, I am He does a great job detailing the beauty he sees on the hike, the quirky characters from all over the world that he hikes with I keep saying I do not want to do a Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail and then I read this book What a truly epic adventure The author, Gary Sizer, leaves nothing out as far as the obstacles he optimistically, even joyfully faced.as one of his trail mates mantra proclaimed in the toughest of times I am grateful for today, I am grateful for today, I am He does a great job detailing the beauty he sees on the hike, the quirky characters from all over the world that he hikes with, and the hardships he faced along the way If you are a dreamer, an adventurer, and a lover of nature and the outdoors, then I highly recommend this book to you Where s the Next Shelter is the true story of three travelers on the Appalachian Trail, a two thousand mile hike that stretches from Georgia to Maine, told from the perspective of Gary Sizer, a seasoned backpacker and former Marine who quickly finds himself humbled by the endeavor He teams up with Megan, a sassy college grad whose indomitable spirit eclipses her lack of experience, and Lemmy, a cartoonist from overseas whose off kilter commentary on the wonders and frustrations of the trail keeps everyone laughing Sprawling through the woods and towns of the Appalachian mountains, the trail carries the trio through real and fanciful ups and downs ranging from hilarious to perilous Much than an orderly account of mountain tops and meals, it is an adventure about friends figuring things out as they go It s about screw ups and solutions, awe and inspiration If you long for the horizon, or to sleep under the stars, then come along for the hike of a lifetime All you have to do is take the first step By far the best book I ve read about the Appalachain Trail Green Giant had just the right amount of sarcasm and his viewpoint was hilarious I felt like I was walking right alongside him and his cast of characters I admit when I saw the author picture he did look familiar and when I reached the end of the book I knew why D I d recommend this to anyone who wants a real look at what it s like to thru hike I wish I could ve hiked with him Loved Where s the Next Shelter It has all the fun of long distance hiking, but no intense interpersonal drama unlike Wild A fun and interesting read Recommended. You really get the feeling you are out on the trail when reading this book I had put off listening to this audio book because of the goofy accent for one of the characters in the sample It was a bad choice byto use that sample This is a fantastic AT Thru Hike story I enjoyed itthan I expected and I was sad when it ended Gary is a good person, who I can relate with in some ways and respect for our differences in others His story telling abilities are excellent I caught myself excited to drive to work to hearof the story each day I have listene I had put off listening to this audio book because of the goofy accent for one of the characters in the sample It was a bad choice byto use that sample This is a fantastic AT Thru Hike story I enjoyed itthan I expected and I was sad when it ended Gary is a good person, who I can relate with in some ways and respect for our differences in others His story telling abilities are excellent I caught myself excited to drive to work to hearof the story each day I have listened to countless hiking stories about the AT and other long distance trails and this one is one of the best I rarely ever purchase an audio book by the same author back to back but as soon as I finished this, I bought Gary s latest, Home Is Forward Hiking and Travel Adventures from Around the World by Gary Sizer If it s half as good as Where s the Next Shelter , it will be great I ve read several books about hiking the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, but this is by far the best Gary Sizer, or Green Giant as he is known on the AT, tells the story of his thru hike from Atlanta to Katahdin Mountain in Maine in this at times laugh out loud funny, other times suspenseful and poignant memoir Reading it takes you into a world where the rising sun and birdsong wake you in the morning and sunset is the hiker s bedtime Gary s descriptions are so vivid it is ea I ve read several books about hiking the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, but this is by far the best Gary Sizer, or Green Giant as he is known on the AT, tells the story of his thru hike from Atlanta to Katahdin Mountain in Maine in this at times laugh out loud funny, other times suspenseful and poignant memoir Reading it takes you into a world where the rising sun and birdsong wake you in the morning and sunset is the hiker s bedtime Gary s descriptions are so vivid it is easy to imagine that you are hiking along with him Every time I dipped into Where s the Next Shelter , it felt like a mini vacation from the world of cars and electronics and noise And the people he meets along the way are absolutely fascinating Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy or download it to your ereader You deserve a vacation but if you can t get away, Gary will take you for a mini vacation in your mind This is an outstanding book I felt like I was on this epic adventure myself, with the author walking right behind me the whole way Not only does he offer lush descriptions of the breathtaking scenery and natural beauty of the mountains and forest, but he shows his keen insight into the people he visited who live along the trail, inhabitants of the various regions traversed by the 2,180 mile hike He does such an exquisite job of describing and quoting his fellow hikers quirky characters fro This is an outstanding book I felt like I was on this epic adventure myself, with the author walking right behind me the whole way Not only does he offer lush descriptions of the breathtaking scenery and natural beauty of the mountains and forest, but he shows his keen insight into the people he visited who live along the trail, inhabitants of the various regions traversed by the 2,180 mile hike He does such an exquisite job of describing and quoting his fellow hikers quirky characters from all over the world that I feel like I personally got to know each one.The sheer enormity of climbing up and down near vertical trails, fighting a variety of bugs that are microscopic, six legged and eight legged, scrambling over bus sized rocks and dealing with the hardships of wilderness camping come to life in this awesome adventure It s an honest, frank, gritty and often hilarious account, and it s so compelling, it s tempting me to drop everything and attempt a through hike of the Appalachian Trail myself.I just hope I have the stamina and determination Gary Sizer has As he makes clear, this is no walk in the park, and it s just as much a mental battle as it is a physical challenge But this book is not a complain fest of hardships and woe No, it s a joyful and uplifting account of the voyage of a lifetime.It s such a pleasurable read, I wanted it to go on and on This is quite a treat highly recommended I m amazed at how Gary Sizer puts the reader inside his own head You fall in love with his friends, you stub YOUR toe, you laugh, you cry, you succeed After reading this book, I feel as though Gary is my best friend and I m on to the next journey along with him If you love nature, life, and adventure you ll love this story If the thought of quitting your job and hitting the trail does not enter your mind, you re not paying attention I highly recommend this book.