Michael Allen Ficery

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Above Images: Ficery, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 15, 2005 Yosemite National Park, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 30, 1954
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair. Ficery had a gray beard at the time of his disappearance, and his hair was shoulder-length. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A faded blue or gray t-shirt with the sleeves ripped off, olive-green or khaki shorts, and a torn pink or red scarf.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ficery was last seen on June 15, 2005, while hiking alone near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, California. He had gone on a trail that goes around the north end of the reservoir, then he changed his mind and headed up to the Pacific Crest Trail. Ficery has never been heard from again. His family became concerned when he did not return by June 19, when his wilderness permit expired. On June 21, they called the park service and a search was launched.

    Searchers found Ficery's backpack in the park, near Tilltill Mountain just off the trail. The location is not on his planned route and was on "extremely rugged and hazardous" terrain. A bottle of water, a camera and a topographical map were missing from the backpack, and there was no sign of Ficery himself.

    Ficery is an experienced hiker and backpacker. He is believed to have become lost or injured while hiking. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hetch Hetchy Ranger Station


    Source Information
    My Mother Lode
    The Auburn Journal
    The Union Democrat
    North American Missing Persons Network
    National Park Service


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 23, 2017; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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