YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP/CBS13) — A Nevada man was found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike, the National Park Service said.
The body of Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno was found and recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, a statement said.READ MORE: 44 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 240,795 Acres
Zalokar was an accomplished endurance athlete, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.
According to the park, Zalokar was day hiking on July 17, from Happy Isles to the summit of 11,522-foot (3,512-meter) Mount Clark using an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He had planned to return to Yosemite Valley.READ MORE: Search Continues For Woman Missing Following Boating Accident
“This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available. Our condolences to his family and friends,” the park statement said.
On his website, Zalokar wrote that his primary interests were running, climbing and traveling, and sharing those activities with family and friends.MORE NEWS: Forward Progress Stopped In 5 Fires That Threatened Structures In Calaveras County
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