A large crowd honored the 2023 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame inductees at the A.T. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held on September 10, 2023. The venue for the event was the Army Heritage Education Center in Carlisle, PA. Emcee for the Banquet was Hawk Metheny, Vice President of Regional and Trail Operations for Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The 2023 Hall of Fame class is M.J. Eberhart of Olean, Missouri; Lester Kenway of Bangor, Maine; Brian B. King of Molers Crossroads, West Virginia; and the late Harry Rentschler of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Lester Kenway was unable to attend the Induction. Karen Lutz, member of the Hall of Fame Committee and retired Regional Manager for ATC, accepted for Lester.
Dr. Rentschler passed away in 1942. Barry Webb of BMECC accepted induction for him.
The Induction ceremony and interviews were recorded. The Induction video is available to view HERE. The interviews are available HERE.