Singing Habitat in PA with the audience singing back and telling stories
Jim on the AT in 1976
A couple images from Leslie’s collection!
Images from Jim’s Memorial at Last Chance Ranch
(owned by Bruce Anfinson)
The beautiful service was attended by 125 friends and family only five days after Jim’s death.
What a memorable celebration and remembering of Jim with stories, song and blessings!
Friends and Family Gathering
Emma, Erin and Lily – Friends and dedicated office staff still with Wild Wind Records
Young UU member lighting a candle and smudge for Jim’s spirit
Jim and Hannah at the 2004 Gathering, Concord College in West Virginia
1976 – Jim on the AT as he starts his Ocean to Ocean Hike
Big Sky kids gathering to do a Walk-A-Thon Fund Raiser for Jim in 2004 when he had his Kidney Transplant
Jim 1976 – Ocean to Ocean Hike
1976 – Ocean to Ocean Hike
Appalachian Long Distance Hiker’s Association buddies, Chuck Wood and Raven (Ernst Banfield at an ALDHA gathering with Jim) Chuck Wood presented an honorary “Final Blaze” for Jim ALDHA gathering 2011.
For more information about this organization that strongly supported and encouraged Jim through the years go to:
Jim, Kevin and Rich at the Audubon Center in Glastonbury, CT – November 2003
Jim and Warren Doyle, a long-time supporter, fellow-long distance hiker and friend.
Surprised by Kidney-Brother, John Giacalone at the Kent, OH concert.
John donated one of his kidneys to Jim in March of 2004.
He’s a true hero!
After the concert in Knoxville, Kevin Hancock took Jim on a wonderful hike in the Smokies. They walked up to the Appalachian Trail at Low Gap and hiked over to the Lookout at Mount Cammerer. Kevin took this photo.
Jim on a long hike in the Ruby Mountains in Nevada, summer 2009
This was Jim’s last long distance walk in this life! He carried a beautiful hand made guitar called The Snail, made by Rick McCollum of Paradise, Montana. Rick makes beautiful guitars at his Montana Guitar Shop . After a concert near Bigfork, Montana the two had a chance to chat as Rick brought in one of his backpacking guitars, The Snail. What a surprise when he gave it to Jim!!!
Link to more info on Jim’s site below:
Jim and Jack Noll who joined him on 2 segments of the Yellowstone to Yukon hike.
Jack is a long-time friend of Jim’s and wilderness adventurer who keeps up with
Jim while hiking and kept Jim laughing!
Jack Noll flew into the wilderness to join Jim and brought his guitar for
some backcountry tunes.