Search Begins for Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park staff began the search today for Ssmyn (Ess-meen") Barrios. Barrios is described as 24 years old, a native Honduran, who is 5’7" tall. Mr. Barrios speaks Spanish and broken English. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt, and black shoes.
Anyone in the area ONLY of Sentinel Dome, Washburn Point, or Glacier Point after 2pm on 6/8/08 is asked to please call Yosemite National Park Investigations Unit at 209/372-0311 even if they did not see Mr. Barrios. Media calls should be directed to Public Information Officer Adrienne Freeman at 209/372-0480.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.