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  • Tioga Road is Closed

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although it usually opens sometime in May. More »

  • Rain and snow is forecast Friday and Saturday

    The Glacier Point Road is closed and will be reevaluated on Sunday. Tire chains may be required; bring and be prepared to use them if visiting this weekend. Check current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (then dial 1 then 1).

Search Underway for Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park

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Date: September 16, 2007

A large-scale search is underway in Yosemite National Park for Ronald Hoggard, 58, from Corcoran, California. Hoggard was last heard from on September 14, 2007 via cell phone while driving to the Sentinel Dome/ Taft Point area near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.

Hoggard is described as 5'8" tall male, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not an experienced hiker, but is in good health.

Search and Rescue teams from Fresno, Madera, Marin, Mono, and Tulare Counties have joined Yosemite National Park in the search effort. Dog teams and air searchers are being used as well.

Anyone hiking near the Sentinel Dome/ Taft Point or off of the Glacier Point Road (from Friday, September 13, 2007 to present only) is asked to call Yosemite National Park at 209/372-0529.

Did You Know?

Wawona Covered Bridge

Built to connect human developments on both sides of the South Fork Merced River, the Wawona Covered Bridge is one of few covered bridges in the region. Built in 1868 by Yosemite’s first guardian, Galen Clark, the Wawona Covered Bridge boasts state significance within transportation, entertainment, and recreation contexts.