Mr. Dawson was last seen between the summit of Mount Whitney and Trail Crest. Where exactly he was last seen was not released to the public. Therefor, his locational data will not include his "Last Known Location".
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Johnson, who was from Redwater, Texas, was hiking in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park with his wife. On July 29, 2014, Johnson decided to hike on his own from Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney and planned to return to the Lower Crabtree Meadow area of the park. He was last seen by other hikers between Trail Crest and the summit of Mt. Whitney at approximately 3:00p on the same day. On July 30, 2014, his wife hiked to the closest ranger station to let a wilderness ranger know that Johnson had not returned to Lower Crabtree Meadow.
A total of 39 National Park Service employees from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks worked on search-and-rescue and recovery operations from July 30, 2014 - August 1, 2014.
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75 years old
Sexual Orientation: HETEROSEXUAL
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Accident - Fall
Reported missing on July 30, 2014 - 3226 days, 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
Found on July 30, 2014 - 3226 days, 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
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Jul 11, 2021 at 19:23
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4139
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Judaea RojoJuly 11, 2021 at 7:19 pm
7/30/14 Update: The remains of Dawson Johnson have been found. More here: https://abc30.com/remains-of-missing-hiker-dawson-johnson-found-at-sequoia-national-park/234536/