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Welcome to Eric's adventure page! Here you will find links to Roy's photo albums(of our trips together) and my own photos. Please note: The number of authors trips is proportional to his ego.


Eric's Adventure List

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Before 2010


2018


Multiple Dual Sport Trips Coming

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Coming Soon 2018. Sierra's, Baja, and the Cascades!


Climbing the Tallest Volcano in the World!

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Coming March-April 2018. Ojos Del Salado in Chile!


Cross Country Ski Backpacking in Sequoia

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Coming Febuary 2018.


2017


Death Valley Dual Sport Adventure

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We trucked 5 bikes down to Death Valley and went on an epic 5 day dual sport trip. There were 2 DRZ400's, 2 F650GS Dakars, and one KLR 650. We started with the South Park Loop which was really hard. Then went up to the warm springs and did Lipponcott pass to Buck Mountain which was also extremely technical and challenging.


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Half Dome Cables Down + BASE Jump

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We climbed half dome over a two day period the week after the cables came down. There were 3 people on half dome when we got up there at 11am on a beautiful Sunday in October. Two of the three people ended up BASE jumping off it!!! An amazing experience, highly recommended to climb with the cables down.



Europe, North Africa, and Middle East Trip

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We flew into Amsterdam and spent two days there. Then we flew to Munich for Oktoberfest! After that we trained to Venice for a night (I got food posioning). Trained to Florence for an awesome two nights. Then went and hiked the La Cinque Terre near La Spezia. After That we headed to Rome for a few nights.

After Rome we flew to Cairo for a couple nights, which was incredible. That place is hectic and full of history and culture. Then we flew to Jordan for 4 nights. That was our favorite country, very safe and tons of things to do. Lastly, we flew to Copenhagen to catch our flight home which was cold, safe, boring, and expensive as heck! At least the flight was only $200!


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5 Day Camping/MTB Trip To See The Solar Eclipse

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Spent 5 days camping and mountain biking in the Sierra's and Cascades meandering up to Oregon to view the solar eclipse! Totality was the absolutely most amazing thing ever! It was surreal. We also got to climb Mount Lassen, which was very beautiful. Also camped in Castle Crags State park and visited Crater Lake NP.


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Clear Creek Dual Sport Exploration!

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Epic motocamping trip out to the Absestos-ridden region of Clear creek south of Pinnacles!

Clear Creek Adventure 2017 from Eric R on Vimeo.


2016


Sailing From Hawaii to San Francisco

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We camped on the southern part of the Napali cost on Kauai and in Waimea Canyon for a week before I set out on an Olsen 34ft sail boat headed back to San Francisco. We were on the open ocean for 504 hours! That is 21 days without walking on solid ground! Very epic trip with lots of issues (motor problems, leaking probelms, main sail ripping etc.), I would have to say gnarliest adventure I have had so far (maybe not physically but definitely mentally).

Kauai Kamping and Sailing the Pacific Ocean from Eric R on Vimeo.


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Failed One Day Mount Shasta Attempt

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Attempted to summit Shasta via the Clear Creek Ridge in one day. Had to turn around just a few hundred feet from the summit. Not too much snow was left so spent most of the time scrambling up the scree. Not Fun! Going to try again next season and go earlier in the season when there is more snow.

Check out the awesome video and pics of the trip!



Big Sur and Stanislaus Dual Weekend Adventure

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We camped and mountain biked in Big Sur near Gorda on one weekend, then the next weekend we camped and mountain biked in Stanislaus. Tons of fun and some insane trails!

Check out the awesome video and pics of the trip!


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2015


Puerto Rico

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Traveled around Puerto Rico with the D for two weeks. We started on the island of Vieques which was amazing. Riding on a Vespa, hitting up beaches, swamps, lakes, forests, farms and everything in between. Then we back to mainland, in the mountains for a few days, then back to the beach on the western coast. Finally we went back to San Juan where we ran into an old friend that showed us a good time on the town.

Check out the awesome video and pics of the trip!

Exploring Puerto Rico 11/2015 from Eric R on Vimeo.


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Bike Ride Across Alaska

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Me and Roy rode from Anchorage to Fairbanks and ventured 180 miles into Denali national park. This was an incredible trip and we met some amazing people. It was very smokey because of all the forest fires, but the last day in Denali we actually got a glimpse of the beast. Could be a future adventure climbing that beautiful peak.

Click here to see the pictures of the trip.


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2014


Costa Rica II: The Pain-cation

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Went to Costa Rica with the family so they could get some affordable dental work done. Also, we surfed, ziplined, rappelled down waterfalls, climbed volcanoes, and got some Costa Rican culture around San Jose.

Here are the pictures of our trip to Costa Rica


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2013


Cross Country Solo Unsupported Bike Ride #2

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After a summer internship I used the money I earned to ride my bicycle from Atlanta, GA to San Jose, CA (32 days of riding).

Click here for the blog (pictures too) of my trip and charities I rode for!


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Costa Rica I: The Vacation

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Went to Costa Rica with Diana. Stayed in Tamarindo for a week in an awesome villa close to the beach but nestled in the hills (away from the noise and people)! So much fun even for two broke college students.

Here are the pictures of our trip to Costa Rica


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2012


North Korea and China

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I spent a week in Beijing sightseeing. The rest of the time I was travelling through North Korea.

Click here for the pics of my trip to the DPRK



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Matterhorn Peak

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Spent a week practicing ice climbing in hopes to summit Matterhorn peak in the Eastern Sierras. The weather was extremely crappy so we had to turn back.

Link to Matterhorn pics coming soon...



2011


Mount Mera, Nepal

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3 weeks spent in Nepal. 16 days climbing Mount Mera (~21,242 feet). 5 days exploring Kathmandu. Experienced a 7.0 Earthquake on our last day.

Check out the video of the trip.

View Roy's photos here


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Unsupported Solo Bike Ride Across America

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40 days of biking. No rest days. Some of the most miserable times of my life and also some of the best. Longest day: 23 hours, 187 miles. Shortest day 7 hours, 29 miles.

Learn more about my trip in my BLOG

To read about my coast to coast bike ride (illustrated by pictures I took with my iPhone) visit a BLOG I made using wordpress, with my facebook event posts. It is still a work in progress so I will be updating and adding new thoughts, stories, and reflections periodically. Enjoy!


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First Mt. Shasta Ascent

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Standard route. 2 day climb. One night spent on base one night spent at 10,500 feet at Hellen Lake.

Roys Mt. Shasta Photos are: HERE



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2010


Peru, Colombia and Bolivia.

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Spent 3+ weeks travelling around South America, mostly Peru. Missed our connection flight in Colombia so we actually got to spend a day in Colombia. Visited Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Worlds Most Dangerous road, Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Largest Sand Dune etc.

View the photos and video from this trip: HERE


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Skydiving

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Pretty self explanatory. I jumped out of a plane at 18,000 feet somewhere around Hollister. Luckily I had some thin cloth and twine (aka a parachute).

The photos from my trip (or more accurately "fall") are HERE


Biking the California Coast

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Rode with my buddies from Santa Cruz to San Diego (well they stopped in Santa Barbara).

Check the Video out below!

Biking the California Coast from Eric R on Vimeo.


Earlier Than 2010


Belize 2009

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Spent a couple of weeks relaxing and exploring with the family in Belize. I sprained my ankle extremely bad a few hours before our plane left, so my explorations were limited.

View the photos and video from this trip: Coming soon


Mt. Whitney and Mt. Dana

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Climbed Mt. Whitney and Mt. Dana in August 2008. We spent a week in the Eastern Sierras climbing these mountains. Spent three days climbing Whitney and one day climbing Dana. The rest of the time was driving or camping.

View the photos and video from this trip soon: HERE