The Last Roundup…

fishingbSeptember 5, 2020
by Cynthia

 

Cynthia reported from Yellowstone today:
Each event has been awesome. 31 people on FB for the photo and 80 + people at today’s Picnic in the park. I’m so tired!!!!!!
-Cynthia

 

First was the Picnic in the Park held at West Yellowstone’s Pioneer Park.

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Party in the Park forthe Forrest Fenn Finale!

 

Then came the Fishing Bridge photo

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Group Photo on Fishing Bridge for Forrest Fenn Finale!

 

Finally a round of drinks at Bullwinkles in West Yellowstone for the gang…Forrest bought the round!

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Forrest Fenn Finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 90th Forrest……


Forrest Fenn will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday August 22…

Thanks for being here Forrest. I am in awe of your accomplishments and sincerely appreciate your treasure hunt…it provoked friendships and has provided adventure and joy for hundreds of thousands of searchers…including me!!

Birthday wishes from your friends below:

 

 

 

 

Poetry Page XXI…

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The chase certainly has inspired some great poetry…

Here is page xx for poetry about the chase, Forrest or any other Thrill of the Chase related topic.

If you would like to peruse the  verse on the first page of poetry click HERE.

Second page is HERE

Third page is HERE

Fourth page is HERE

Fifth Page is HERE

Sixth Page is HERE

Seventh Page is HERE

Eighth Page is HERE

Ninth Page is HERE

Tenth Page is HERE

Eleventh Page is HERE

Twelfth Page is HERE

Thirteenth Page is HERE

Fourteenth Page is HERE

Fifteenth Page is HERE

Sixteenth Page is HERE

Seventeenth Page is HERE

Eighteenth Page is HERE

Nineteenth Page is HERE

Twentieth Page is HERE

Thanks

dal…

Where in WY?…


JULY 2020
by dal

 

Where in Wyoming do you think the chest was hidden?

WY

Click on map to see it larger

Don’t get into the weeds here. Keep your response simple. The goal is to determine which part of WY is the most popular guess for where the chest was located…

Simple answers on this page are best…no solutions…no details…just a simple geographic description of the neighborhood…

For instance, you might say:

Near the Madison River in Yellowstone Nat’l Park
or
Along the Green River south of Rock Springs
or
Near Moose outside of Teton Nat’l Park

 

Please don’t use locations outside WY.

-dal

 

 

 

 

One Final Solve For The Road…

A quick note from Dal-
Now that the chest has been found, this is the final searcher solution to be published on this blog until the REAL solution is announced by Forrest …which we expect in a few days


June 2020

By Desert Dan

 

A parting solve that I really, really, really hope is wrong!

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*Each of the nine lines in poem between WWWH (1st) & the Blaze (9th) are clues
*Each sentence indicates a different mode of transportation

Sentence 1: Driving (Clues 1-3)
Sentence 2: Walking (from car to river put-in) (Clue 4)
Sentence 3: Wading (across river, then up creek to FF’s secret fishing hole) (Clues 5-8)
Sentence 4: Back on land at TC (Clue 9)

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CLUE 1 (WWWH): Begin the 191 highway at Stinking Springs (thermal spring) in Grand Tetons (Jackson, WY area)

image 2CLUE 2 (CD): Take the 191 highway into Hoback Canyon
CLUE 3 (NTFBTFTW): Continue driving down the 191 highway in Hoback Canyon
CLUE 4 (HOB): Put-in to Hoback River below FF’s secret Brown trout fishing hole where I think the TC was locatedimage 3CLUE 5 (NPFTM): Wade across the Hoback River to Buck Creek at the edge of the forest
CLUE 6 (TEIEDN): Wade up Buck Creek which jogs to the left (roughly parallel with Hoback River)
CLUE 7 (NPUYC): Continue wading up Buck Creek which straightens out again (roughly perpendicular to Hoback River)
CLUE 8 (HLAWH): Continue wading up Buck Creek to FF’s secret fishing spot which is a boulder (heavy loads) plunge pool where the water deepens (waters high)
CLUE 9 (WAFTB): Exit creek at FF’s secret fishing hole where you see so type of location mark on tall pine tree where FF sat to fish

*My guess is that the TC was under the tall pine tree where he sat to fish; secret location is in a small clearing in the wood that has view of Grand Tetons.

-Desert Dan

 

 

 

 

 

Forrest Gets Mail – 25

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Sometimes I just want to put my arms around someone and give them a boa hug. f

Dear Mr Fenn,
Thank you for hiding the treasure. My family and I spent 3 weeks together laughing , exploring, taking pictures and looking for a treasure… well I want you to know that we found it… ok so maybe it’s not gold and precious stones in a brass box.

Because of you sir we have memories none of us will forget. You see when we returned home, happier that we have been in a long time,  mom and dad were out for dinner when a drunk driver hit them we lost dad, he has gone home to be with Jesus, and mom is still in the hospital.

But sir because you hid a little box the last memories we have of dad is him fly fishing and watching as he ran from a buffalo that snuck up on him, we remember mom singing while cooking eggs  over a campstove, laughing, we kids were talking and none of us could remember ever seeing mom and dad so happy.

We have cried a lot in the last 3 weeks, but we are all so grateful to have been able to find the real treasure.

Forever grateful,
dyannea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odds n Ends About Fenn’s Treasure Hunt…

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Please click on the comment balloon below to contribute to the discussion of  Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Hunt. Please note that many topics have their own pages. Please scroll through the blog to see all the discussion pages. There are also stories, scrapbooks, searcher’s reports general information, tips from Forrest, a rumors blog and even email responses from Forrest. So please look around and if you want to make a comment please use the most appropriate page.

Thanks…

 

dal…

 

 

 

 

Another Colorado Search…


May 2020

By Richard McKeever

 

This was an extraordinary search. It had an amazing conclusion to it. Let’s start with Forrest and a few of his Scrap Books. One to start with for me was SB 214 and the sketch that was drawn in it of a leg.

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I found it to be odd for some reason I cannot name, but there was something about it that made it stand out in my mind and why Forrest would comment on it. I think it was the added lines to show muscular shape reminded me of rail roads.

The second SB was 226 about Frankie and Johnny. In this story Forrest said something very strange, he mentions the word ” Pandoroma,”. I know there is no such word, but I remembered how Forrest said he sometimes creates words to express a thought. So I looked up the word Pando and found it was the name of a particular aspen that grows only in SW Colorado, and eastern Utah. I also looked up the word, ” Roma”, turns out that was a word used for an indian pueblo, small village or town. I looked this up on Google earth and found an old little ghost town in Colorado named Pando located on US 24 north of Leadville.

The first thing I noticed was the shape of the valley.

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I also found an abandoned military base was there, Camp Hale where the 10th, Mountain Division was trained during WW2.

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While researching Camp Hale I found out about a scandalous affair there between a WAC, and a German POW. That made me think more about the song Frankie and Johnny. I also discovered that there was a tie in to SB 217 there. There were warning signs of un exploded military ammo in the area, linking to his Verdun story.

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100 1047It was here I decided to tie the poem to what I was seeing.  First was WWWH, I thought about this and thought maybe Forrest was referring to the warm feelings of friendship stopping in a war, or at the end of a town or in this case a military base. Take it in the canyon down, head to the south end of the base. NFBTFTW, I equated with a short distance past the base.PIBTHOB I theorized could either mean it was an Army base as the soldiers wore Brown uniforms, or even the Nazi POW camp as they were known as Brown Shirts. The road leading south was into the wilderness, I took as FTINPFTM. The road continued on until it ended up further on that was my TEIEDN. Off to the side was a creek I believe it was the East Fork of the Eagle, which flowed from an uphill direction, NPUYC. In that direction was a Dam and a lake, HLAWH.

While traveling in a SE direction I noticed a rock out cropping on the North side of the canyon with what appeared to be 4 alcoves in it.

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After taking out my binoculars I saw that above the alcoves were large black dots with a smaller white dot in the center. This struct me as a blaze so I investigated them. Three of the alcoves were very shallow and could not conceal the treasure chest. But the fourth hole was a small shallow cave. Large enough to conceal not only the treasure but Forrest too, if that was his choice for a tomb.

It was in this fourth cave I discovered a great find. In the corner I discovered a folded piece of paper. There was a note on it and it said, ” Congratulations You are the first person after me to search this cave after me. I did not find Forrest Fenns treasure here, but you have found mine. Good Luck and keep searching. July 7 2014.” No name on it but wrapped inside was a 2005 St Gaudens 1/4 ounce $10.00 Gold Piece.

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One Quarter oz American Gold Eagle 10 00 front

Sorry the actual coin photo is blurry but best I could get, last picture is added for clarity from the internet.

This to date has been one of my most interesting BOTG’s.

-Richard McKeever          

 

 

 

 

 

Toe to Toe

MAY 2020

A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN
HERE ARE THE FOUR FINALISTS

 

Allen K.
Toenails are the eyelids of your soles.
The windows that look over your next step.
They can shield off hostile intruders,
And paint the town red after a long journey.
 
Tom Terrific
Cowboy logic says that we must never get so fat that we cannot trim those little heifers while in the saddle, otherwise we could die of toe mane poisonin!
 
Texas Brown Dog
Measuring joy, trepidation, love, excitement, certainty, and danger, toenails tingle like telltale barometers. Advising when to stop, turn back, proceed slowly, full speed, or stay home playing canasta.
 
TexasGold
To Make Snowmen jealous

 

AND THE WINNER IS
ALLEN K.

Congratulations to Allen K. and thanks to all who entered!

 

 

 

 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES

THE TOENAIL JUDGES WILL BEGIN THEIR WORK AND A WINNER WILL BE SELECTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

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We need a new game to get us past the virus and here it is. “What are human toe nails supposed to be used for?” Please answer in 30 words or less. Researching is not fair because everyone will have the same answers.

The winner will be judged to have the most vivid imagination.

Add your answer as a comment below. In the case of answers being similar or same the first one posted will be selected as the original.

A team of crack, toenail owning judges will be assembled for this quiz.

There will be a prize for the winner. Try to win and imagine what the prize might be…

Quiz ends on Monday, May 25th at 11:59pm, Santa Fe time. One answer per person.

Get your answer in by that date/time please.f

 

Please use the comment section only to post an entry.

“Whoever finds the treasure will mostly earn it with their imagination.”f
(10/10/12)
Link to this quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Submarine I-52

MAY 2020
by dal

ORS

This is not a post about Forrest’s Treasure Hunt..
although it is related in several ways. 

 

This is a story about an adventure that Crayton Fenn (Forrest’s nephew, Skippy’s son) and I participated in several years ago.

A new book has been published about the expedition to find the Japanese WWII submarine I-52 by Dave Jourdan.

Crayton and I were both part of the crew and Dave weaves a fascinating story about the history of the submarine and the expedition to find it.

You can read more about the author, Dave Jourdan and about the book and the expedition, HERE.