Missing Reno Man Found Deceased Near Summer of Mount Clark

Yosemite, CA…Mr. Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno, Nevada was found deceased and he was recovered on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, near the summit of Mount Clark. This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Zalokar was day hiking on Saturday, July 17, 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, July 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)
-Khaki shorts
-Calf sleeves
-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.