Ben Pugliese

My name’s Ben, and I’ll be setting out on April 7th for a northbound thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. I grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and have spent the past six years in Boulder, Colorado after moving there to attend the University of Colorado. If you're interested in my hike or just looking to kill some time, I'd love to have you follow along. I’ll do my best to keep things interesting! Happy Trails.

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McAfee Knob & Tinker Cliffs

McAfee Knob & Tinker Cliffs

Hello friends! I am writing this morning from the Howard Johnson motel in Daleville, VA. I arrived here around 6:30 PM yesterday, after hiking 26

May 30, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
Ponies & Pizza Parties

Ponies & Pizza Parties

The Grayson Highlands were incredible! It was without a doubt one of my favorite days of hiking since starting the trail. I had heard really great

May 26, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
N.C. Border to Fontana Dam

N.C. Border to Fontana Dam

This week I hiked from the GA/N.C. border to Fontana Dam, N.C., miles 78- 165. I'm writing this post from the front porch of the general store here.

Apr 21, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
One down, Thirteen to go.

One down, Thirteen to go.

Only 15 or so miles left until North Carolina! I'll be finishing off my first state this tomorrow morning. I'm writing this post from Top of Georgia

Apr 13, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
50 Liters to Freedom

50 Liters to Freedom

Tomorrow is the day I leave for Springer, so naturally today is the day I finally gathered all of my gear and put a list in writing.  I've

Apr 6, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
Hiking Hong Kong

Hiking Hong Kong

That's right- this big city has a lot more to offer than dim sum and neon sky scrapers (though the former is reason enough to plan a

Apr 2, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
Itchy-Footed Introduction

Itchy-Footed Introduction

Howdy! Ben here- I’ll be starting my northbound thru-hike on April 12th, 2016. It’s my first time posting on Appalachian Trials so I figured a quick

Mar 6, 2016 : Ben Pugliese