Park Officials Looking for Missing Hiker in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park officials are seeking help from the public to locate a missing hiker in the park. 48-year-old Scott Tenczar was last seen on July 25 at the Bridgeport Ranger Station, 10 miles east of Yosemite on Highway 395. No one has seen him since.

MISSING PERSON: Scott Tenczar If you were in the area of Robinson Creek, Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, or Peeler Lake between July 25 and August 5, 2018, even if you don’t believe you have any information about the missing person, please contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at 888/653-0009. . Scott is a 48-year-old male with brown hair and hazel eyes, 6 ft 1 in tall, and weighing 185 pounds. He uses and wears mostly army-colored items: olive-drab green, tan, and camouflage. He also carries fishing gear. Scott is an experienced hiker and knows the area well. He was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25, 2018. He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, and Peeler Lake. (This area is not near the Ferguson Fire.) https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/missing.htm

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His plan was to hike from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, and Peeler Lake across multiple days. None of those areas are near the current Ferguson fire.




On Friday, Scott’s car was found where he was last seen and rangers officially began their search. On Sunday, a search team equipped with a k9 unit and helicopter conducted a search with no results.

Tenczar is an Afghanistan veteran and has brown hair and hazel eyes, he is 6 ft 1 in tall, and weighs 185 pounds. He wears mostly army-colored items: olive-drab green, tan, and camouflage. He was also likely carrying fishing gear.


Park officials are hoping someone in the park has seen him recently. Here is the message they sent out to the public:

If you were in the area of Robinson Creek, Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, or Peeler Lake between July 25 and August 5, 2018, even if you don’t believe you have any information about the missing person, please contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at 888/653-0009.

Scott is a 48-year-old male with brown hair and hazel eyes, 6 ft 1 in tall, and weighing 185 pounds. He uses and wears mostly army-colored items: olive-drab green, tan, and camouflage. He also carries fishing gear. Scott is an experienced hiker and knows the area well. He was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25, 2018. He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, and Peeler Lake. (This area is not near the Ferguson Fire.) https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/missing.htm

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