Grand Teton National Park

Rangers Looking For Missing Hiker In Grand Teton National Park

Rangers in Grand Teton National Park are conducting an aerial and ground search for a missing person.

According to a Grand Teton press release, Rene Dreiling was last seen at the Jenny Lake Lodge Wednesday, August 31 around 10 a.m. Dreiling is 21-years-old and an employee for the Grand Teton Lodge Company. He was reported missing after failing to show up for a shift at Colter Bay Village September 2. This is his second season in Grand Teton. A poster with Dreiling’s appearance and description is below.

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According to Grand Teton rangers, a witness saw Dreiling “moving very fast and wearing no shirt with an orange and gray backpack” on the northwest shore of Jenny Lake. The witness added he may have been wearing a headband. He appeared to be in good spirits.

Anyone with information of Dreiling’s whereabouts, or anyone who may have seen him in Grand Teton’s backcountry, should call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301.

In addition, any hikers who were in the Cascade Canyon, Hanging Canyon, or Table Mountain areas between Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 should call the tip line at 307-739-3476.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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