Missing Hiker Found Dead Inside Yosemite National Park

(Photo courtesy:  Yosemite National Park)

(KMJ) – The search for a Nevada hiker missing in Yosemite National Park ends after his body is found by search teams.

The National Park Service says the body of 61-year-old Fred Zalokar of Reno was recovered Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark.

Officials say he set out on a day hike July 17th from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark via the off-trail route from Bunnell Point.  He was due back to the Yosemite Valley the same day, but never returned.

The cause of Zalokar’s death has yet to be released and the National Park Service says this incident remains under investigation.