Tonight’s poem is a tribute to the late & great Walkin’ Jim Stoltz. Jim was a singer, songwriter, hiker, naturalist, and so much more. Sadly, he passed away on Friday, September 3, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Within this poem, I have intentionally included many references to Jim’s songs.

Below the poem in this post, I have embedded a video of myself performing this poem at last year’s ALDHA (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association) Gathering. At the very end of this post, I have provided a link to Jim’s official website. Enjoy, and RIP Jim.

Walkin' Jim Stoltz

Walkin’ Jim’s Website: