The 2012 Class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame was introduced at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet, held at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA on June 8. The 2012 Class included five pioneers of the Trail, including the first two women inductees.
"Each class of Appalachian Trail Museum Hall of Fame inductees includes people who have made a major contribution to the Appalachian Trail, or otherwise have advanced the cause of the Appalachian Trail. The 2012 class certainly upholds those standards" said Larry Luxenberg, founder of the Appalachian Trail Museum and president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society - the organization that sponsors the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame.
This years' inductees include, Emma Rowena "Grandma" Gatewood, David A. Richie, J. Frank Schairer, Jean Stephenson and Major William Adams Welch.
For a short bio on each of these inductees, please click here.