Aug. 1, 2007: Lost Hiker Volgelsang High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park

08/01/07, Wednesday, 18:30 Hours – 08/05/07, Sunday, 23:00 Hours

D. Jones overlooks the search area from the copter. Photo by Frank Dikken

An 80-year-old female hiker became separated from her hiking group on Monday, July 30. A statewide request went out on Wednesday, August 1, for Type 1 search teams to search the area south of Tuolumne Meadows. All three Ventura County mountain teams responded. The first wave searched August 2 and 3 while the second wave searched August 4 and 5. The teams search rugged, rocky areas above 10,000 feet. The major search effort was suspended on Sunday evening.

View photos of the search in the gallery.

See the Media Release.

UPDATE 08/15/07:
Yosemite park rangers found the body of the missing subject on 8/14/07.