Submitted May 2014
by DIGGIN GYPSY
Warm waters halt = Hebgan Lake
Take it in the canyon down = Canyon below the dam
Not far but too far to walk = Drive
Put in below home of brown = Hebgan lil side road to the ghost village u park
From there it’s no place for the meek because it’s a ghost village
So we get out of the truck and start hiking till our end is ever drawing nigh, looking for heavy loads and water high. I assume this means the log jams at beaver creek.
There will be no paddle up your creek telling us don’t go that way so we search for a blaze.
We found a blazing “F” on an Aspen tree. We looked quickly down and saw nothing but our feet and the river.
We move on to then find this cool horse shoe beer can 🙂
I was thinking, “Dang! my lucky day”. Next day we come back to the same spot and looked even harder. We left no rock unturned and no bush or goose undisturbed.
The Australian cameraman Nick was with us that day when two huge moose starting charging at us.
Now we had just had a group talk about bears. “(ok) if we see a bear no one run”. Me and Libbi saw them moose and thought well hell it ain’t a bear, Runnnnn anyway. Poor Aussie Nick left standing there with camera and tripod lol. Thank god the moose ran up hill.
So then I take pics of everything I find on the ground. I found a glove a really nice one. Then Charissa found the other one after I thru mine back down.
We walked a lil further and found a ole red car fan or boat motor stuck in the ground by a log. I wanted to shove it in my back pack but we were being filmed :-). So all the hiking and filming ended.
The day we were to go home I looked at the book. “Dang!!” I shouted to my sisters and Libbi Dibbi. “We found it haha.”
I was looking at the pic of that page in the book that has the initials JF under it. I saw them propellers look just like the fan to me, and over JF was a three blade emblem. That’s the only pic in the book that I found that had initials. I figured it meant “just Forrest“.
Seemed to me Forrest made it a scavenger hunt. After you find the blaze then imagination comes into play. Remember he said all you need is a flashlight and a sandwich I figured because the rest of the stuff is laying around out there. We’ll that was my thought anyway .
We’ll no treasure around the fan blade or the “F” lol. But it sure was a heck of a good ending to my treasure hunt in Montana.