Point of Rocks…



Howdy folks!
No, i aint found Fenn’s treasure yet. but heres some things i did find when the wife and i took a trip to see her sister in Rock Springs. Now i aint much for sittin around jawin about nothin. so i made tracks over to Green River at the Sweetwater County Museum. its a small place but they got lots of good stuff. the old pistols and rifles caught my attention. i collect guns myself. i got a five-shot Iver. heres a photo of an old bamboo fly rod at the museum. i like to fish.

well, i read about “point of rocks” at the museum. an old stage coach stop on the Oregon trail. about 40 mile east of Green River. Point of Rocks is an interesting place so i thought about it for a minuite…should i call the wife and tell her where im goin? or just go. i decided to just go because her and sister is still cluckin like hens and neither one has laid an egg yet.probably talkin about me anyway. so i fill up the truck with gas and still got beer in the cooler…(please dont drink and drive, wait til you get there)
wow, relly get the feel of the old west here. one building has been restored,the other is falling down
i read the information provided by the state of wyoming and decide to poke around the rocks on the hill behind.
hoping to find an old shell casing or coin. i startled a jackrabbit out from under a sage bush.he hops toward a rock wall. “you cant get out that way mr rabbit! what if i had a gun and was hungry?’  he hopps the other way to safety. for some reason, i dont know why, i turned my attention back to the rock wall. about waist high, there is a hole.
in this hole is a stick with a rock on top of it. “now how did that stick get there” i thought out loud. maybe the rabbit wanted to know too. somethin aint right about this picture. so i moved the rock and stick and found a geocache.i didnt know anything about geocaches at the time. later , back in Cody i looked it up on the internet and learned. so if you are travelin I-80 go to point of rocks and find that geocache. you will see my real name in the logbook on april 28th 2015. hunch is my nickname. wife gave it to me on our wedding night. said i didnt have a clue but was a pretty good hunch. ha-ha
 back to searchin….i thought “what if an outlaw hid a six-gun or his loot here?’ the rabbit agreed and off we goes, up the hill. after pokin around a while i decide to go back down the hill. but i never go back down same way i went up. good thing too because i found a cave man hand print in stone.yup, its true. it was mud when the cave man fell down but turned to stone over the years. and this guy was unique too because was missing two fingers. index and pinky.yup, only had three. probably got bit off by a t-rex. hope you all like my story. I’m Hunch.see ya.






48 thoughts on “Point of Rocks…

  1. Awesome! I love your adventures Dal. You manage to find some real interesting stuff.

      • Hello E.C. Waters. I’ve read from other searchers’ posts that you were interested in the Cody Museum and felt the treasure chest was hidden there. Do you still believe so? Should you check on the geocache log and see if it’s Mr. Fenn, will you let us know, please? I think my grandkids would love to find this. They loved finding the one in West Yellowstone last year. I hope there will be another this year. I know they would love to find it.

        • At that time, I was researching an art angle. I wondered if the museum held any artwork with hints. I had heard about the Joseph Henry Sharp house that Forrest donated, and read he was related to the museum in several ways. I do not (and did not at that time) believe the treasure is actually at the museum. Had I known at that time what I know now, I might have done more research at that museum regarding Oregon Trail, Pony Express, Union Pacific, Wells Fargo, and rock inscriptions.

        • Hello E.C. Waters. Thank you for explaining. The museum holds a lot of history and I love Mr. Sharp’s cabin and how it was displayed. While traveling to see my new grandson, there was a sign giving directions to a Pony Express station and I would have loved to have seen it, as well as, John Wayne’s home. Hope to the next time. Through my searches, I’ve enjoyed touching time and let my mind and eyes wander.

        • Thank you for clearing that up for me, bob greene. I couldn’t tell if you were adapting your writing style to Forrest’s, if this was your actual writing style, or if you were him. You used a “lot” of his specific words and style, and it gave me a false positive.

          – Iver (ever)
          – ha (hectare, related to title)
          – the rabbit allusion to Lewis Carroll
          – mile (related to too far to walk)
          – egg (yoke, the land measurement, related to title)
          – hens in the same context as biddies
          – beer and hopps (related to no place for the meek)
          – index
          – poke in the context of tarry
          – outlaws
          – Cody
          – cave (related to Cherokee Trail, “in there”)
          – fell (related to in the wood)

          And so on.

          • EC Waters- i forgot the quote so i had to look it up….”imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.
            yes i do imitate Forrest’s style of writing at times, but by accident. i have always written this way. i think thinking like Forrest helped me understand the “chest”.

            i think.

  2. Hunchy 🙂

    Great Rock Adventure. I hope I find one on my next trip. I hope it has a BIG F on it or something. 🙂

  3. Fantastic storytelling, Hunch! That’s awesome you found some geocache without even looking for it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hutch

    I love the way you write – very real and very funny like –

    ” i decided to just go because her and sister is still cluckin like hens and neither one has laid an egg yet.probably talkin about me anyway.”

    You know I have been to that spot – years ago. Good on ya for finding the cache.

    I have – hidden in my closet, a fly rod -exactly like that one – it’s was my grandfathers.

    Good luck to you.

  5. Hunch-
    I like the way you think and talk. There’s a guy named E.C. Waters on here that is interested in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum in Cody WY and the possibility the chest could be there, if I remember reading that right in a past post. You have been there with your lady before haven’t you. Do you think that is a possibility? Good luck in your adventures. I will be heading out in a couple days again to check if my back pack will be able to hold the chest and it’s contents all the way back to the car, which I know it will. LOL. Bur

    • hello bur, hunch here. yeah i like what EC says too. sure, that museum has promise. me and the wife was there a while back. if the blaze is feet and you see two guys diggin in the dirt like they are playin marbles and there’s a chest. well, it could be.

      and thanks to everyone else for the kind replies.
      hope to have an update on the cave man hand print soon. i’m talkin to experts about it.

  6. Funny story Hunch and I hope you find out some info on that print – about whether it was placed there or is just a natural part of the rock. Good Luck!

  7. hello folks hunch here. well I heard back from an expert. James Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist, PhD, and some other titles. heres what he said to me in an email about the two photos….”Since it crosses bedding I would say it most likely a erosional feature that just happens to look like a dinosaur track. sorry.” end quote.

    I just dont get it. so cold and impersonal. I told him its a cave man hand print. dang it nobody listens to me. whats he mean- crosses bedding? cave men didnt sleep on the side of a hill! they was in caves!
    and why he said sorry?
    an erosional feature? no way! i was at the site, its not from erosion its halfway up a hill! nowhere near a river or creek. maybe he dont care because its in Wyoming and hes in Utah. I didnt waste my time arguing with him.
    I never went to college so theres some mis-communication going on here. but I was kind and thanked him for taking the time to reply to my email. and, actually even he admitted that it does look like a dinosaur track. which, I had to laugh at because its obviously a hand print. so, now I’m thinking since James confirmed for me that it has pretty much no value I can go back to the site with a cordless sawzall and some carbide tipped blades, and remove it. that coarse grained sandstone cuts like butter. and if somebody calls the cops I’ll just show em the email from Kirkland. and then next time Dal has a found object contest, I’ll probably win. maybe ol man Fenn will buy it from me. I could tell him it’s Sitting Bulls hand print from when he slipped and fell in the mud while trying to light his pipe in a storm. those storms in south central Wyoming are pretty fierce and shot of nicotine can calm an old indians nerves. does anybody know if sitting bull was missing two fingers on his right hand? thats a dead giveaway right there.
    I cant wait to show the rabbit the email from Kirkland, hes gonna be sooo mad. wife says to just let it go hunch, let it go….
    well I cant just let it go. I found a treasure and im keepin it. better stop now im gettin riled up again.

    • Hello, Hunch. I can totally see the hand print you’re talking about. It’s just like those skolarly folks to have a listening problem. In the palm of the hand print I can even see Alf! Anybody remember Alf? He’s that 80s sitcom puppet with the Donald Trump hair. Alf stands for “alien life form”, btw. 🙂


      I have to admit, though, Hunch. Those “missing fingers” are really freaking me out.


      • howdy JC, hunch here. everybody says im crazy but ive thought for a long time that aliens made the dinosaurs. it was their first effort at makin living beings on dry land. fish was first so they didnt have to deal with gravity. then, after they figured out how to get blood to transfer oxygen to the body through the lungs they moved to dry land with dinosaurs. they were really big and easy to work on. just like when humans make something at first its really big and then we make it smaller. dinos were just a test for the respiratory, digestive systems in land animals. then once everything was working properly, they (aliens) destroyed em and started making the animals we see today. I aint figured out why dinosaurs were so mean. but, we are too sometimes. maybe youre right JC, that three finger hand print is an alien. I can show it to you if you want to see it. gotta pay for your own gas. some folks think maybe god and aliens is the same thing. i do too.

      • Hi JC.
        I just wanted to comment on your theory of an alien hand print.
        If you only had 3 fingers naturally, wouldn’t you expect that last one to be more like a thumb? You know, for a better grip on things? And that’s what we see here. Yes, I am convinced that this hand print is alien in source, probably those guys that look like lizard people, or possibly “dinosaur people” as it were.

  8. Hunch–

    What an adventure. I loved your story. What fun!

    What an interesting name Hunch is too? Did you know that Hunch is derived from the word hump? ….and that hump can mean a pile of earth or rocks?


    • Has anyone noticed that JC1117 is missing in action? It’s funny how searchers with so much enthusiasm on the blogs are dropping off like flies. What’s up with that? It’s still out there for the taking folks.

      • Hello RoadRunner. The last time I saw JC1117 post was over at Jenny’s; I believe last year.

      • Roadrunner,

        JC1117 did post on Mike’s Blog before it shut down. I’m sure he still monitors the blogs off and on.

        Like Sherif Billy said, names do change sometimes here. The question he asked is Hunch – bob greene and that answer would be yes, as he stated.

        Now comes a question to you Road Runner – were you once around under another name. Just wondering because of some of the things you talk about. If not then you still seem familiar and thanks for the post.

        Good luck,

        By the way my name has been the same since the beginning on all blogs if I posted.

        • But –
          I read the rules .. just lately. So I’ll take the 5th. Tryin’ to watch my Ps and Qs. Don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

          • Hello Sherif Billy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Seattle Sullivan go by any other name, although it appears others have. Seattle Sullivan does seem to be a smart person, as many other searchers after reading their posts.

  9. And whatever happened to Iceman? That guy thought he was a brainiac. You’d think he would have figured this whole thing out by now and retrieved the treasure if he was half as smart as he thought he was. He was always dropping bombs on the blogs (so he said) but it looks like he was nothing but a dud. Seems like the Chase left him stumped. Maybe it’s time for the rednecks to make their move. Genius is way overrated. My first boss told me the formula for success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Then he would walk back to his penthouse suite while us curmudgeons did the 99 part. He made a pile of money that way.

    • RR-

      On 3/15/19 on Odds and Ends…..
      Easy Peasy signed off as….

      Easy Peasy (Iceman)

      • Wow! That means he didn’t even contribute the 1%. And he still made all that money. Million$.

        • A coworker told me that my boss, when he was a young kid, received more money at his Bar Mitzvah than I was likely to earn during my lifetime. So far … it turned out to be true.

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