<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2019\/09\/Finch.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-60819" \/>\r\n\r\nLocal attorney Laura Finch and her black labrador, Shiloh, have embarked on an ambitious 300- mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. We are sharing a few updates from her adventure. \r\n\r\nLaura said that she\u2019s attempting to set a record for the self-supported \u201conly known time\u201d on the Allegheny Trail. \r\n\r\n\u201cI expect it to take about 20 days,\u201d she said.\u00a0\u201cSelf-supported means I won\u2019t be accepting any help not publicly available once I start my hike, so suppress the urge to bring me a pizza!\u201d\u00a0\r\n\r\nHer mom dropped her off September 10 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and the adventure began.\r\n\r\nLaura called from the road on her first day on the Appalachian Trail.\r\n\r\nShe and Shiloh had spent their first night in their tent in a primitive campground in Forbes State Park.\r\n\r\nLaura said she and Shiloh had passed a \u201cfairly tolerable first night.\u201d \r\n\r\nShe\u2019d been so tired that she\u2019d slept pretty well, but Shiloh was up all night, looking out the front of the tent, listening to the night sounds and guarding her mistress.\r\n\r\nFrom the Road:\r\n\r\nHer second report included a selfie along with this note:\r\n\r\nDay 4: \r\n\r\nStopped yesterday at Teter\u2019s campground around 1:00 for a day of rest, mile 25.9. \r\n\r\nMade it this morning to Albright, mile 27.3, where there is a small convenience store. \r\n\r\nHamburger never tasted so good. Continuing on toward Rowlesburg today. \r\n\r\nRoad walking on this portion of the trail has been tough, but worth the effort. \r\n\r\nPreston County is beautiful! \r\n\r\nStay tuned for more from Laura and Shiloh, as they hike the Appalachian Trail.