The unsung heros of the Appalachian Trail will finally get some recognition for their contributions, thanks to a hall of fame established by the Appalachian Trail Museum Society.
The museum is accepting nominations to the hall of fame of people who have made significant efforts to establish and care for the trail Appalachian Trail.
According to the press release from the museum, these include:
“Pioneers who conceived of and developed the trail; those who organized or directed major trail organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs; longtime trail maintainers; leaders who promoted and protected the Appalachian Trail; hikers who have made significant accomplishments, and other persons who have enriched the culture or community of the Appalachian Trail by their association with it.”
Nominations can be made by anyone online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/63PYPCT
The museum, which opened last June, is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania, at the midway point of the Appalachian Trail.