A woman from Orangevale has been missing in the Sierra National Forest since Thursday afternoon, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
The office said Miyuki Hardwood, 62, was reportedly separated from her hiking group near Horshoe / Horsehead Lake, about 100 miles northeast of Fresno.
Deputies spoke with Hardwood's friends to determine her last location, and the California Highway Patrol flew over the area to try and find her, according to the office. But CHP had difficulty seeing difficulties seeing due to thick smoke caused by the Rough Fire, which is burning about 10 miles away from the area.
The office said smoky confiscations are one of the largest obstacles for search teams.