Around Yellowstone for the next few day. Decided to add this post so Goofy doesn’t nuke me for being off topic 🙂
I’ll keep you aware of how often I do not find the chest.
BTW: When I was in Tacoma visiting the middle school treasure hunt club, they had created a cardboard mimic of the chest in it’s exact dimensions. Then they measured off 200feet and put it down on the floor of a long school hallway in front of me.
Yikes!! I could barely, barely see it. If I had not known it was there I would have never noticed…and that was in a lit hallway on a flat floor.
If that chest is 200ft or more from me, outside in the sage and bentgrass…I’ll never see it. Just saying…It will take some scouting around.
Thanks for making that clear Treasure Hunt Club.. 🙂
Travel to Montana Pics
DAY ONE PICS BELOW
I have to find a place to hide the cache today. Unfortunately I don’t think I can find a place in town. I may have to try a spot out in the Gallatin NF. Town is good because folks can look for it in the evening after dinner..a fun diversion..
Maybe I’ll put it back in the same area..different spot and chance loosing it again..
Just so more people will look..
Maybe I can convince someone to take it home at the end of summer and put it back out for the summer..
Meeting up with Austin today for a late lunch and dinner tonight with a film crew..
Filming Friday and Saturday..
LATER THE SAME DAY
I saw a moose today. I didn’t know they were pink! I don’t know what’s going on here exactly but it looks kind of nefarious. Poor Moose may be going to dinner with the bears. I shouldn’t speculate. Maybe the Moose agreed to ride on the hood.
I found a great spot for the cache today..more on that in a bit..
Had lunch with Austin and his wonderful family. What really nice folks!!!
I would have said that even if they hadn’t bought my lunch!! Honest!!
I had dinner with Dustin from CBS News. Nice guy. Tough job getting all the logistics together for a story that spans the Rocky Mountains. Takes a special temperament, the patience of Job, the flexibility of a Ukraine gymnast and the logistical skill of supply sergeant.
Last night the broadband was so slow that I could not collect my mail or get on the blog. So I couldn’t post anything.
I met with the CBS crew at Madison Junction this morning along with our Park Service escort but Dustin had some bad news. The crew got called off the shoot and were now leaving for Billings for a “hard” news story. So we will try to meet up again tomorrow and carry-on.
That gives me some time today to post the directions to the new hidden catch in West Yellowstone. I’ll do that in a bit.
In the mean time, Ramona sent me this. It was posted on a Facebook page. I believe Iron Will is going to be out here next week..Maybe others too. If you’re interested..that’s a good show..Might be fun to be involved. I will not be here then.
I will put this up on Nine Clues too..
I spent the day searching outside the park in two places I wanted to check out a creek I can’t paddle. Here is Whits Lake. It drains…when it drains…down into Hebgen Lake via a seasonal..and nameless creek..
There were some interesting developments in the neighborhood of this lake. I plan to return tomorrow for a better look/see.
Pretty, clear and COLD!
The wildflowers were boisterous today. Bitterroot, Balsamroot, Sunflower, Bistort, Larkspur, Violets, Fairy Slippers, Wild Geranium, Glacier Lily and more that I can’t name..
This is my last day to search. I am taking the CBS crew to Whits Lake to help me search. They better not find it before me!!!! Fog this morning. Griz reported in the area yesterday.
The lake is fed by snowmelt. The actual size of the lake depends on the amount of snow..So, it’s large in the spring and dwindles down a great deal during the summer. It’s actual outlet only works when the lake is high. The rest of the time it evaporates..and disappears into the ground…I guess..but it gets smaller all summer long…
Back from the search and shoot at Whits Lake. Photos below:
When the story airs I think they should add into the credits, the following line:
No Holes Were Dug in the Making of This Story.
By the way, the rangers over at the Gallatin Ranger Station were very helpful and very nice to all of us.
By the more way..I hear that Ranger Tim Reid of “we dislike treasure hunters” fame has left Yellowstone National Park and is now top dog over at Devil’s Tower. So be careful if you go out there. Tell them you are a serial murderer, or a bank robber…but don’t tell them you are a treasure hunter when you visit Devil’s Tower…just saying!
Empty hands today. No chest found. Another checkbox checked and I move on to the next place the nine clues lead me…
This search is finished. I will be heading out again later in the summer. A good time was had by all. I am certain Dustin will let me know when CBS plans to air the segment.