The day will begin at 10 am with a lecture by Warren Doyle entitled “My 50 Year Love Affair With The A.T.” Dr. Doyle, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020, is the founder and first Coordinator of the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA). He has completed the Appalachian Trail eighteen times, including nine thru-hikes and nine section hikes. Dr. Doyle’s lecture will be in the Hall of Fame Room within the Ironmasters Mansion.
At 3 pm, two guided tours will be featured, one of the Ironmasters Mansion, led by Andre Weltman, Chair of Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Gwen Loose will lead another tour of the Museum for those who missed the morning tour.
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.