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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?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

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.