June 18, 2022

Episode #129 - Laura Finch (Babycakes)

Episode #129 - Laura Finch (Babycakes)

Laura Finch or known as "Babycakes" while she's out section hiking the Allegheny Trail in West Virginia joins Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers this week.


Over the last few years, today's newest member of Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers has spent time section hiking the Allegheny Trail in West Virginia. Jester and Laura chat about how she got her trail name "Babycakes," Laura's plans for her section hike on the Allegheny Trail this year, and what it's been like for her to serve a two-year term as the Board President for the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association.

Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!

Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers - Playlist:
https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/category/jesters-class-of-2022-section-hikers/

Connect with Laura Finch:
Email: hikesinjeans@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/295404191141571

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WVScenicTrailsAssociation

Website: https://www.wvscenictrails.org/

Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:
Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/

Gear Lists & More: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker

Music for the Podcast provided by:
The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
http://www.okeedokee.org/

Laura Finch Profile Photo

Laura Finch

Attorney/Wilderness Steward

Laura grew up walking in the woods but didn’t really call it hiking until she bought her first pack after moving to Lewisburg, West Virginia in 2012. In 2016 she moved 30 miles north to Pocahontas County, the Birthplace of Rivers and the Heart of the Monongahela National Forest. In 2019, Laura attempted to thru-hike the 300 mile Allegheny Trail through eastern West Virginia and instead spent the next two years section hiking and volunteering with the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association, stewards of the Allegheny Trail. She’s here today to talk about her section hikes, past and future, the Allegheny Trail, what you can do to help the trail you love, and preventing burnout in recreation volunteerism.