Endurance athlete Fred Zalokar found dead in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California – A Nevada man was found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike, the National Park Service said.

Fred Zalokar.Yosemite National Park via Facebook

The body of Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno, was found and recovered near the summit of Mount Clark on Tuesday, a statement said.

Zalokar was an accomplished endurance athlete, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.

According to the park, on July 17, Zalokar was a day hike from Happy Isles to the summit of 11,522 foot Mount Clark via an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He had planned to return to Yosemite Valley.

“This incident is still being investigated. No additional information is available. Our condolences go out to his family and friends, ”says the park declaration.

On his website, Zalokar wrote that his main interests are running, climbing and traveling and that he is sharing these activities with family and friends.


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