News release shared by the Appalachian Trail Museum, June 27.  Photos courtesy of the Appalachian Trail Musuem. 

The Appalachian Trail Museum announces that the 2024 Class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be honored at the A.T. Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, September 21, 2024. The Induction will begin at 1 pm and will be held at the Army Heritage Education Center, located at 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013.

The induction ceremony will be a free event, but registration is required due to limited space. To register, send an email to [email protected] 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 2024 Banquet will be Brook Lenker. Brook is Executive Director of Keystone Trails Association (KTA). Founded in 1956, KTA promotes, provides, preserves, and protects hiking trails and hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania. KTA is also one of the 30 clubs that maintain the Appalachian Trail. Brook came to KTA in October 2021, bringing decades of service to the environment. He most recently served as the Executive Director of FracTracker Alliance, a
national organization addressing the risks of fossil fuel development. Previously, Brook served as
Manager of Education and Outreach for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, as Director of Watershed Stewardship with the Alliance for the Chesapeake
Bay and as the Recreation Program Director with Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department. His education includes master’s and bachelor’s degrees in geography and
environmental planning from Towson University.

As previously announced, the 2024 Hall of Fame class honorees are the late Edward B.
Ballard of Washington, DC; the late Arno Cammerer of Arlington, Virginia, the late
Raymond Hunt of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Ronald S. Rosen of Poughkeepsie, NY.

The Appalachian Trail Museum Society, a 501-C-3 not-for profit organization formed in 2002, organizes programs, exhibits, volunteers and fundraising nationwide for the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum opened on June 5, 2010, as a tribute to the thousands of men, women and families who have hiked and maintained the approximately 2,190-mile-long hiking trail that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Located in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania, the museum is conveniently located near Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Additional information is available at

Jim Foster
Appalachian Trail Museum
[email protected]