A seasoned off roader dies while trekking alone in the US

He was riding Otay Mountain and had been reported to be missing for four days

Bobby Camou

AN American off-road enthusiast has been found dead after going for a solo off-road motorcycle ride in the Otay Mountain region in southern California.

Roberto “Bobby” Camou, originally from San Diego, left for the mountains that run along the Mexican border on April 25th, but hadn’t been heard from since.

The last know contact with the rider was when he sent a selfie back to loved ones at around noon. The shot depicted him in front of his KTM with the mountains in the background.

After not hearing from him, his daughter, Katie, posted a call for help on Facebook on Sunday after he didn’t return home.

She said, “He had planned on being home around 4:30 PM, and we last heard from him at 12:22 PM when he sent us a snapshot of himself taking a break, so not hearing from him is making us very scared.”

The local Sheriff's department found the body of the 48-year-old on Wednesday afternoon, finding his body at a junction between two well-ridden dirt roads.

Camou was said to be an experienced and enthusiastic off-roader who was a skilled rider. He worked as a courtroom clerk at the Chula Vista courthouse. The official cause of death is yet to be released by the county coroner's office as of this writing.

If anything, the tragic news should be a reminder to all riders who take to the trails that riding alone is dangerous should something happen to you. Always let family and friends know what route you plan to take and also tell them what time you expect to finish.