Missing People in Yosemite

Various photos of Johnsen-Hughes, a 54-year-old-woman who is 5 foot 3 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes

Sandra Johnsen-Hughes

If you have any information about this individual or if you have been in the area south of Merced Pass and Buena Vista Crest during July, please email us (preferred) or call 209/372-0610, even if you didn't see her or abandoned gear. If you plan to travel in this area and you notice possibly abandoned gear during your trip, don't touch it. Take photos, note the exact location, and report it when you return.

She is 54 years old, 5 ft 3 in, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was last seen Saturday, July 4, 2020, near the Chiquito Pass Trailhead in Madera County. She was camping alone in the Sierra National Forest, had crashed her vehicle, and was seen walking away. She refused assistance from other motorists. A sleeping bag matching her recent REI purchase was found a few days later, off trail, 2.5 miles north of the accident scene and just inside the Yosemite National Park boundary. Her original campsite, with most of her gear, appears to have been abandoned.

The search by the Madera County Sheriff and Yosemite National Park has been unsuccessful so far.

4 images of Peter Jackson and his backpack

Peter Jackson

If you have any information about this individual, please call 209/379-1926 (during business hours) or 209/379-1992 after hours.

This individual is believed to have gone on a day hike from his campsite at White Wolf Campground and never returned. It is unknown when he left or which directions he headed. He had texted his son on 9/17/16 saying he was on his way to Yosemite. His vehicle was found at White Wolf Campground, site #58, and his site was paid for until 9/21/16. He is a 74-year-old white male, with slender build, 5 ft 10 in, 155 lbs., with blue eyes, gray hair and beard. He is in excellent physical condition with no medical concerns. He has a royal blue Outdoor Products daypack. A description of other gear and clothing is not available. His pack was found in 2019 between Aspen Valley and Smith Peak.

Last updated: April 30, 2021

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