Zalokar was day hiking on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark using an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He did not return to Yosemite Valley as planned and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Please email us at YOSE_Desk_Officer@nps.gov, or call Yosemite National Park Dispatch at 209/379-1992 if:
- You may have seen Mr. Zalokar
- You were hiking off trail between Merced Lake Trail and Illilouette/Merced Pass Trail, north of Red Peak Pass, on Saturday, June 17, or Sunday, July 18, 2021
- You were in the area of Mount Clark or Mount Starr King on July 17 or July 18, 2021. Simply knowing where you went and when you were there may help us focus the search, whether you saw anyone or not.
Zalokar is 61 years old, 6 ft 0 in tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes
Clothing and equipment includes:
Yellow shirt (in photo)
Brown “Eastern Sierra” ballcap
Sunglasses (in photo)
Red Mammut Bullet Pack (old/faded)
Black LED headlamp.
He also may be carrying a jacket of unknown type/color.
Zalokar was carrying a family band radio and may be using bank 1/channel 1.
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61 years old
Weight: 150 lbs.
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Level of Education: UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased
Reported missing on July 17, 2021 - 684 days, 16 hours, 3 minutes ago
Found on July 20, 2021 - 681 days, 16 hours, 3 minutes ago
This case file was posted on
Jul 19, 2021 at 18:13
This case file was last modified on
Jul 22, 2021 at 17:13
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 5390
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Judaea RojoAugust 4, 2021 at 4:49 pm
The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported that Fred Zalokar’s death was accidental. More here: https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2021/08/03/reno-endurane-athete-fred-zalokars-death-yosemite-ruled-accidental/5477448001/
Judaea RojoJuly 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm
Fred Zalokar was found dead. More here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fred-zalokar-nevada-endurance-athlete-dead-yosemite-national-park/
Judaea RojoJuly 19, 2021 at 6:42 pm
On Monday evening, the National Park Service mentioned that Fred Zalokar remains missing.