When a friend recently asked where I was off to next I replied...
"Gee, I don't know...
There's only one place I really have to be [the grave],
but I'm taking the long way around!"
Hi. My name is Jim Goldseth, aka "Camper Jim".
In the fall of 2008 I purchased a small RV in Fresno, California and began making plans to fulfill a lifelong dream; to travel around the country and visit all of the National Parks. A friend jokingly began calling me "Camper Jim" and the name stuck.
For the beginning of the story you have to go back in time, some 60 years, when a young boy and his brother and father explored the woods, fields and ponds around Rochester NY, hiking, watching for deer and birds, catching frogs and chasing butterflies. Those are some of my fondest memories of my father and what would become a lifelong love affair with nature.
So, in February, 2009, I said goodbye to friends and left Fresno for Portland Oregon and the beginning of my "great adventure".......Camper Jim's Odyssey.
This is a photo journal of that adventure. It will always be a work in progress, so please check back often and always feel free to leave a comment.
Thank you for visiting!
©2009-2012 All photographs and text by Jim Goldseth, unless otherwise noted.