The Appalachian Trail Museum announces that the 2022 Class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be honored at the A.T. Hall of Fame Outdoor Induction on October 1, 2022. The Induction will begin at 1:30 pm and will be held at the Furnace Stack Pavilion, adjacent to the Museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, near Gardners, PA.
The induction ceremony will be a free event, but registration will be required due to limited space. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The induction ceremony will be one of a full schedule of events taking place during the Hall of Fame weekend.
The M.C. for the 2022 Induction will be Hawk Metheny. Hawk was recently named Vice President of Regional and Trail Operations of Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Hawk has served for 32 years working in various levels of Appalachian Trail management and stewardship. Before joining ATC in 2010, Hawk worked for more than 20 years with the Appalachian Mountain Club in multiple backcountry management positions, served multiple consecutive terms on the ATC Board of Directors, and chaired the ATC Stewardship Council. Before his recent promotion, Hawk served as Senior Regional Director of ATC's Northeast region. Hawk thru-hiked the A.T. in 1993 (Hawk-Who-Walks GA—>ME) and has hiked many other sections of the A.T. since. He has thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the John Muir Trail twice, and has section hiked the Long Trail in Vermont.
As previously announced, the 2022 Hall of Fame class honorees are the late Jim & Molly Denton of Front Royal, Virginia; JoAnn & Paul Dolan of New York, New York; Laurie Potteiger of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; and Tom Speaks of Cleveland, Tennessee.