Search Underway for Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park
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?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.