Missing People in Yosemite

Adult male sitting

Ahmed Alai-Tafti

If you have seen Ahmed Alai-Tafti or any abandoned equipment in the area he was potentially hiking (see below), or have any information regarding this individual, please contact the NPS Investigative Services Branch Tipline at 888-653-0009 or e-mail us.

Ahmed is 43 years old, 5 ft 10 in tall, weighing 180 pounds, with black/gray hair and brown eyes.

Ahmed began a multi-day backpacking trip from Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday, October 17. His plan was to hike from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows via Little Yosemite Valley, Merced Lake, Clouds Rest, and Upper Cathedral Lake. He planned to reach Tuolumne Meadows either Sunday, October 21, or Monday, October 22. At Tuolumne Meadows, he planned to hitchhike back to Yosemite Valley.

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Peter Jackson

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

Peter 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. Peter 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. Peter 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.

Last updated: October 23, 2018

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