January 22nd, 2016
Heather and I have never, in all our lives, met so many people who were willing to put another person before them, and writing these words brings tears to my eyes. These are the heart beats of the future and I am damned privileged to have met each of these people.
Heather and I got involved simply because I have children and read on the blog that Randy was missing. So I contacted Dal and Linda, letting them know I would come down. I read those words I awoke my little Lady Heather and with a lump in my throat tears streaming down my face and could barely get out the words “ Honey we have to go “ and that “Randy’s kids needed us”, and “we had to go . She agreed and was out of bed in 5 seconds. We barely grabbed clothes. I took my pack, heavy coats, gloves,2 pairs of pants, and my Treasure Heather. Heather and I never knew Randy, but that didn’t matter. All that mattered was we got involved to help get him home to his Kids.
We emailed Dal and told him we were heading out. He suggest we don’t be to hasty, Dal knowing my past, understood that I have some very serious medical conditions and was looking out for my best interest.
I can barely even type these words as they fill my eyes full of tears and my heart heavy for Randy and his family. We have 5 sons. We cannot even begin to understand how they as a family feel, but having our own, we can only feel they’re hearts.
Every one involved in this search, as well as any Fenn hunter in my opinion, is most likely the kindest people this country has to offer. Selfless, love filled people with hearts as heavy as ours.
Today the thoughts of driving through the mud on those mountain roads made the trip dangerous at best. Huge rocks in the path along with steep muddy hills and soft shoulders due to snow melt off. This could even get the best of mud trucks stuck. The mud sticks like concrete to everything. And made our search very difficult. But Slurbs is the man when it comes to mudding.
So Slurbs, keep in touch buddy, we have a Mud date! Wait is that a Man date? LOL
He and I drove up a mud hill at almost a 90 degree angle, and me in my little white SUV That barely could push it. While we slid side ways at times and Heather was a bit worried at the time due to the amount of gas we had left. So we parked and got in Slurbs’ truck to continue on. I’m sure the determination of all of us over powered any sense of danger of being stuck out there and pushed our group forward.
Slurbs can drive!!!!! But let me tell you I feel every screw in my neck today from those roads.
Heather was tired and I commend her for supporting me as well as the team. She is my back bone and the love of my life.
Slurbs, Roger, Sacha, Cynthia, Eric, Daisy, Heather my wife, and others I have not mentioned; Thank you. I have never met better people. I will never forget each and every warmth and kindness you showed to this search. You all are my direct heroes. I hope to see you at the Fenn gathering in June. My whole Family will be there.
To all people who are searching for the Forrest Fenn Treasure. Please, please be careful when you go into the wilderness looking for that chest. Remember:You are not looking in a dangerous place.
Nothing is more precious then you, that is why you have chose to be apart of this entire thing.