The remains of Scott Tenczar, 48, were discovered on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the far northeastern portion of the park above Tuolumne Meadows.
According to Scott Gediman, director of media relations for Yosemite National Park, a hiking party came upon the remains off the main trail. They reported the finding to the Tuolumne Meadows Rangers, who hiked to the scene.
The remains were recovered and a positive identification has been made. The investigation continues into just what happened.
Tenczar, who is from San Jose, was issued a Wilderness Permit on July 25 in Bridgeport for a multi-day hike that would take him from the Matterhorn/ Twin Lakes area, into the park and back out by Aug. 1.
When his family didn’t hear from Tenczar by his planned return date, they contacted Mono County, who is taking the lead on the investigation.