Bob Peoples is in the Hall of Fame, and rightly so. And lots of other worthies who are still with us.

But Baltimore Jack is, alas, no longer with us but is at the very least equally worthy of inclusion in the Hall of Fame. He was the greatest ambassador the AT has ever had in the modern, popularized-trail era (i.e. the 21st century). And his eight through hikes, exploits, hijinks, expert knowledge of the Trail, not to mention his endless "giving back" to the Trail itself and the Trail community is legendary and needs no explanation.

So why isn't Jack in the Hall of Fame? Why hasn't he been nominated and what is the process for that? Is his exclusion political, or is there some other reason?