Scrapbook Thirty-three…

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A YELLOWSTONE ROMANCE

This is an actual email to Forrest from a searcher

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Hello, Forrest!

 
Since you have gone on national television about the Chase, I’m sure there are many many more folks looking for the treasure.
 
After being stumped last October, this time I returned to Yellowstone with my boyfriend to search around the base of Osprey Falls, which if you have never been to it, is an awesome site that can only be seen by hikers.
 
While we didn’t find the chest, another treasure came to me that day.  I proposed to my boyfriend at a scenic overlook of Osprey Falls before the trail goes down into the canyon. He said “Yes!”
 
Upon our return home to New England, he surprised me with the engagement ring his mother and grandmother had worn over 80 years ago. The diamonds are hand-cut, and I am now proudly wearing a piece of his family’s history.
 
After many displays of affection (which scandalized the grouses and marmots!), we hiked down into Sheepeater Canyon. The base of Osprey Falls has a trail marker. It has overhangs and caves.  Sadly, even though we looked in cracks and crevices all around and below the wooden post there (the blaze) that was marking the end of the trail, we did not find the chest.
 
Due to recent warm weather and previous rain, Osprey Falls was in full-force and everything around its base was soaked. Thankfully, my fiance and I are well seasoned hikers and we had our rain gear on for the cold exploration.  The force of the water did not permit me to wade anywhere near the bottom of the falls.
 
Proposing at Yellowstone gave us an excuse to return some day and look again.  Whether we find the chest or not, Yellowstone will always be special to us.
 
Thanks for the Adventure, Forrest!  Any boyfriend crazy enough to follow me looking for your chest is a person I want to have adventures with for the rest of my life.
 
Best,
 
Aurora

48 thoughts on “Scrapbook Thirty-three…

  1. That’s what it’s all about! Congratulations Aurora and boyfriend.Sounds like you both have found your treasure.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! You are absolutely right Aurora – I married someone willing to follow me on my crazy treasure hunts and it’s been a blast for many, many years!

  3. Sounds like a love me tender story, adventure partnership willingness to go the distance. Sweet.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. My first thought after reading this was, “the cupidity of it all”. Then I looked up the word cupidity and wondered why I had thought that. Best Wishes Aurora. I imagine you agree with George Catlin, ” . . in a magnificent park . . . . a nation’s park, containing man and beast, in all the wild and freshness of their nature’s beauty!”

  5. Forrest Fenn 18
    Collaboration DNA 0
    Another trip next weekend though. I don’t care if Forrest Fenn gets to 100 as long as I have a 1:)

  6. SB 32—–You know it’s conspicuous absence let me know that somehow it was connected to solving the riddle. Ever since Billy broke his knee (depressed and comminuted tibial plateau fracture) he has reached out to a few of you to partner up..to no avail. Oh well… Well then Billy has engaged the services of two secret agents to do his work for him. The first, whom I refer to as Brando acted to get Mr. Fenn to dedicate a book to a special historical person I believe is related to the chase. Brando reported back to me on f’s comments and reaction.

    The second secret agent is in intelligence and lives outside of Boston. I refer to him as Joe. In our limited conversations, Joe has managed to solve both of two questions posed to him. Amazing! The last one was last night when I asked him if SB 32 meant anything to him. His reply was 1999. I asked him why 1999 and he said that was superbowl 32. That indeed solved the riddle. Didn’t Fenn say he was a Broncos fan? Now all you need to do is figure out how Super Bowl 32 relates to solving the quest. Secret agent Joe did all the heavy lifting. The rest is easy. Don’t believe me and secret agent Joe? You could always ask “the man”. Dal..maybe you should put Super Bowl in it’s place under SB 32. IMO (for Dal) ask the man

    Best regards to all;

    1fBilly and secret agent Joe

    • How discouraging…..Doesn’t everyone watch the superbowl? Doesn’t everyone want to solve the riddle and find the chest? I give you the solution to the SB32 dilemma and no one cares….Everyone must be watching the circus in D.C. Oh well I tried. Guess I’ll go hang with my leprechaun homeys, at least they have an imagination (and wiskey) IMO

          • What do you expect from a guy from New England? I am the last person of Judges when it comes to math. Why I think their quarterback has trouble remembering the number of pounds/sq” of pressure are suppose to be in the football, and he’s like a zillionaire. The important part was secret agent Joe got the important part right….Broncos are f’s team!

            Off topic…Lance Armstrong is caught cheating and he returns all the medals and money. The New England quarterback is caught cheating and he still has his job and money. Billy cant understand judges! But! IMO… There is only one way
            to be on the straight and narrow!

        • I might be wrong but I think it was because one deflated the ball and the other one lost it.

          Of course now we all know what blood doping is…which makes me a bit queasy.

      • Oh how much Billy wishes he didn’t break his leg. You see this is a special weekend for the man. Oh how Billy wishes he could be there…..not to crash the party, but to enjoy the Aspens and the fresh mountain air. Enjoy the time with your family and those special memories of the past, Mr. f
        Always wishing you the best!

        • Well, there is that foot-ball of string FF talked about and maybe a Bucking Bronco – Go Big Wyo!!…kinda interesting and I swear I’ve never mixed pain meds and whiskey to come up with any comments made past present or future.

        • Living in Montana has its privileges and if we forget to put the garbage in the garage the bears are quick to let us know of the folly.

          With how much we have all focused on Forrest’s life we could call ourselves Fennologist. Hopefully more like an archeologist than a proctologist but some people have dug in deep. Thank you Forrest for inspiring the former on this worldly stage.

        • Well Jake – after foolishly squandering my opportunity to be in the Mile-high Club once upon a while, I started moving my efforts north and am now a happy member of the Yellowstone Club. Somewhere between Wyoming and Montana; crossing boundaries and borders like no ones business. Mostly keeping my eyes on the ground cuz you never know what you might find there. I like Big Sky too.

          • You got the place Sandy.
            The mile high club is for conversation bragging only.
            I’m in the 5 mile high club 😉
            The cockpit should only be occupied by experienced pilots.
            Keep your eyes on the ground and feet in the air.

          • Jake, you always have good advice!! I cant believe neither of us have found the treasure yet. Remember autopilot is your friend and keep the cabin pressurized during all aeronautical maneuvers….and as FF was reminded long ago – “dont forget to check the blink”.

          • No snow it’s a go.
            I’m on autopilot and will check the blinky.
            Can’t believe the weather is still holding.

          • I don’t always have good advice Sandy.
            No one always has good advice,
            And that’s good advice.

  7. Sherrif Billy, I heard sineobe say that an air force pilot who became officer from enlisted was called a mustang – or a Bronco.

    I’m looking forward to scrapbook 32. I have a gut feeling it may appear after all these years.

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