As of August 4, 2021, the search for Richard Judd has been scaled back.

A spokesperson for Yosemite National Park, Scott Gediman, indicated that the search has entered “limited continuous search mode,” a case status signifying that a smaller number of people will be assigned to the effort, even after a day pack was found – among a few other clues – which National Park Service Rangers are investigating.

At last sighting, Judd was wearing a blue shirt and gray pants, and was using white trekking poles while carrying a navy blue day pack. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds, and has short graying hair and a beard. He was last known to be hiking the Lower Merced Pass Lake to Red Peak Pass at Yosemite National Park.

From the NPS:

“If you may have seen or talked to Richard Judd, or if you have information that could help, please contact us.”

You can report sightings of Judd by calling the park investigative service tip line or sending a text message to 888-653-0009, by email at⁣, or calling the emergency number 911.

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