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Help Find a Missing Hiker

| May 21, 2012

If you were in the Kibbie Lake area you can help find a missing hiker who is overdue.

Yosemite National Park is searching for John Paul Chaufan Field, 22 years old, a college student who is attending the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Chaufan Field was last seen near Kibbie Lake in the Hetch Hetchy area of northwestern Yosemite National Park. He was last seen on Saturday, May 19, where he was on a backpacking trip with a group of fellow students from UCSC, who were conducting an outdoor recreation trip.

The UCSC group began their backpacking trip from Cherry Lake on Friday, May 18, and set up camp near Kibbie Lake that evening. At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, the group planned a day hike from their campsite at Kibbie Lake. Chaufan Field decided not to join the group. This was the last place that Chaufan Field was seen.

Yosemite National Park is asking anyone who was in the area of Kibbie Lake over the weekend to call the Yosemite Emergency Communication Center at 209-379-1992. Phones will be answered 24-hours a day, 7-days per week. Chaufan Field is 5′ 5″ tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a eyeglasses, an earth colored baggy plaid button-up long-sleeve shirt, an olive/brown undershirt, cut-off denim shorts, and Vibram Five-Finger shoes.


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