The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s $2 million hidden treasure


This is the moment Estelle and I began to
question our sanity. There’s definitely a promising cave down there. I don’t know if it’s a bear den or a mountain
lion den. We’re right about here just outside of Yellowstone
National Park. And we’re looking for a tiny box about the size of a happy meal that’s filled with over a million dollars
worth of treasure. We’re here because of a guy named Forrest
Fenn. You might have heard of him. Well you’ve likely heard of that Santa Fe
author Forrest Fenn. Forrest Fenn
On to this a Santa Fe art collector and author, Forrest Fenn. Fenn is one of those rare characters he’s
like straight out of a wild west film. He served as a pilot in the Air Force, took
up a hobby as an amatuer archeologist, then later moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and opened
an Art Gallery. Over the years, he amassed a collection of
artifacts worthy of the finest museums. He made a fortune selling his wares to US
Presidents and Hollywood tycoons. In 1988, Fenn was diagnosed with cancer. He fought it off — but it got him thinking
about his legacy. When faced with his own mortality, he decided
to do what any eccentric man might do to ensure his spirit lived on after death. He buried a treasure chest. Some time between 2009 and 2010, Forrest claims
that he trekked out into the Rocky Mountains and hid a 12th century bronze chest containing
42 pounds of his finest treasures — gold nuggets the size of chicken eggs, 16th-century
Spanish jewelry, and even a ming dynasty jade sculpture. In 2010, Fenn self-published The Thrill of
the Chase, the memoir And in the back of the book there’s a poem. That poem contains 9 clues that supposedly
lead to the treasure’s exact location. It goes a little something like this. As I have gone alone in there And with my
treasures bold, I can keep my secret where, And hint of riches new and old. Begin it where warm waters halt And take it
in the canyon down, Not far, but too far to walk. Put in below the home of Brown. From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh; There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high. If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease, But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace. So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek? The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak. So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold. If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold. Ten years later, nobody’s found it — and
many have tried. But Forrest, who’s now a cult-like figure
in the treasure hunting world, has admitted that four of the nine clues have been solved. And apparently, some people have gotten within
250 feet of the gold. Update this morning on a story we have been
telling you about for years a man who decided to give away his fortune claimed to have buried
it somewhere out west several years ago. The treasure is real. The treasure story is real. The treasure is hidden where I left it and
the search goes on. In public and private Facebook groups, more
than 8,000 members rage in these deep philosophical debates over the interpretation of the clues. The “FindingFennsGold” sub-Reddit boasts
1,600 regular contributors, who pose questions like “What kind of hill can an 80 year-old
man climb?” and “Does anyone else here have dreams about the treasure?” Over the past year, we talked to a lot of
these treasure hunters. Like Ricky and Greg. You can see big red behind me. We’re here in historic Natchez, Mississippi
today. They’re engineers on a steamboat. So this is a daily search for you? Every night. Every night I’m looking. If you ask anybody that works with us on the
boat they will tell you that Greg, oh yeah, he’s the one looking for Forrest Fenn’s treasure. No I’m not this type of person at all. I do crossword puzzles I don’t like camping
it was the extreme opposite of anything I’ve ever done. So how did you first hear about Fenn’s treasure. Well I’ve never heard of it before until this. There it is. Treasure hunter dies in search of writers
$2 million gold. In the morning I get this newspaper delivered
and by about 2 o’clock in the afternoon i think I’ve solved it. I studied geography in college so I’m all
into maps. I spent hours upon hours just looking through
google maps at all the places he went. It’s really easy to become obsessed with this
story. This is Josh and his Dad, they spent a week
traversing New Mexico for a family vacation. Just looking for the chest. I’d say about 8 weeks of really hard research,
google maps, little sleep, too excited to sleep type of stuff A lot of too excited to sleep for me. And that obsession? It happened to us too. I asked Zack if he wanted to help me find
the treasure. I said “absolutely yes.” So we went to the Rocky Mountains with a foolproof
plan to find Forrest Fenn’s gold. [Cow moo] Come on buddy, please move. We are definitely in Wyoming. [Phone rings] Hi it’s Scott Hey Scott? It’s Zack. So you’re wondering Montana looking for treasure? Actually we’re on the road right now we just
came from Bozeman and we’re driving down toward Wyoming. We’re pretty convinced the treasure’s there. Wyoming? Okay. Well Wyoming is the right state, no question. Oh yeah? Really? Absolutely. Have you been to your spot yet? I have. I made a mistake. You probably heard this story from multiple
people as well. It’s what keeps me awake at night at the moment. But if you were to go back you know what the
mistake was? Absolutely. You’re scaring me I feel like we’re going
to come back from this trip and just not sleep for weeks. Is this your first time that you’ve been
out searching? You’ll be out there and you’ll find what
everybody else finds. Your reaction will be “wow we could spend
the next 10 years right here right where we are and never stumble across a 10x10x6 chest. Dude I’m shocked he just said it’s in
Wyoming like I expected him to be really adamant it’s in colorado – yeah and I feel pretty good right now that this
established esteemed treasure hunter thinks that it’s uh in the same general at least
the same state where we’re going. At least we’re in the right state, Estelle. There’s a weird unspoken dynamic with Fenn
treasure hunters. We’re a community and we’re all collectively
scratching our heads trying to decipher what Forrest Fenn is telling us. But we don’t want to give away too much after
all we want to be the first ones to find that treasure. In our research, we came across this map made
the amatuer cartographers. Using geographic data from the clues they
were able to narrow down the original search area from 27 million acres to 591,636 acres. That’s a 98% reduction in size. Even just in that area, we’re looking at
23,310 acres of wild land. We now think it’s probably more towards Yellowstone. Where specifically did you go in Yellowstone? I can’t give you too many clues! I haven’t found the treasure yet. If I got it, it’s more about being know as
the person that found it. That’s all I want. Zack and I each spent week coming up with
our own theories. Zack spent an entire afternoon trying to convince
me that the longitude and latitude markers on Fenn’s map were a clue. Obviously that was crazy. He actually owns Sitting Bull’s original peace
pipe. What? It’s worth $1.1 million dollars. That checks out. All the old men look like Forrest Fenn out
here. Every elderly gentleman I drive by I just
the first my first though is – I’m like it’s Forrest! Yeah. What does that say about how obsessed we are. We reached out to Fenn early on in our research
with the same starry eyes that many treasure hunters do. He denied our request to interview him. Yeah I wonder how many people he emails and
he’s just like god damn why do I have to answer another one of these emails. Maybe it’s because he knew we were getting
close to the treasure. And with that, here is where I think the treasure
is. So first you start with “Where warm waters
halt.” That’s the Firehole River Falls right in the
heart of Yellowstone National park. Now the name of the river speaks for itself. Oh okay. There’s the cave. There it is. Oh man, that is not what I expected. Actually in 2007 water temperatures in the
falls rose to 82 degrees and it killed a bunch of trout there, pretty much halting life. So coincidentally right above the falls there’s
this canyon and it leads to the Madison River. Now if you take the Madison River straight
to Hebgen Lake that’s “too far to walk.” So at this point we’re right on the border
of Montana and Wyoming but it’s a place Fenn explored as a kid so that counts for something. Now above Hebgen Lake is grizzly bear territory
“Home of Brown” and Red canyon creek “No paddle up your creek” So in 1959 a massive earthquake shook this
region and the Hebgen Lake dam gave way creating Quake lake along with a deadly landslide. That’s heavy loads and water high. But Estelle, what’s the blaze? Honestly it could be anything. A lot of people think you’ll only be able
to see it if you’re standing in the exact right spot. So all of that sounds really good to me but
the skeptic in me says “hold on Estelle” this is a highly interpretive poem thousands of
people have come up with hundreds and hundreds of different theories that seem to fit perfectly
like puzzle pieces. Are you going to tell me that I’m wrong right
now? I will not crush you in this moment. Forrest himself has acknowledged that this
treasure may very well be around for 10,000 years before someone finds it. At least one person has been within 200 feet
of the treasure and if that has happened – someone was standing 200 feet away from
millions of dollars! Yeah if that happened with six years of it
being hidden then how could it possibly last 1,000 years. radio: make the bears aware of your presence
and carry bear spray. Bear spray has been shown to be over 90% effective
in deterring bear attacks. So we realized very quickly that despite these
cute pictures of bears in yellowstone they are very dangerous and we could very easily
get mauled by one today if we’re not careful. So apparently this thing has 7 seconds of
spray in it. That’s about enough to ward off one grizzly
bear. Hopefully we won’t need to use it today. Fenn’s treasure has lured many unprepared
hunters into the wilderness. We talked with a park ranger actually who
said people had ventured into snow impacted mountain ranges with just tennis shoes. This morning we’re waiting on the office of
the medical investigator find out how a hiker searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure died. In January 2016 Randy Bilyeu went missing
in search of the treasure six months later he was found dead. Somewhere in this area which is a huge area
of land is the treasure. And it’s just a matter of figuring out that
exact spot. We’re a mile pass the trailhead and I think
we found something. It’s a tiny little cave that you could easily
miss. Zack has now decided to climb up the entire
face of this cliff and try to get into a cave that’s about a couple hundred feet high. There was a time when I thought the Fenn treasure
could be in a cave because one thing he said was that it’s in a spot that you could come
back to in 10,000 years and it might hypothetically still be there. A cave protects things from the elements so
I thought maybe that was a possibility Definitely not in that cave though. We’re wondering Wyoming constantly asking
ourselves. What would Fenn do? Where would an adventurous fly fisherman who
loves history artifacts and practical jokes hide a treasure chest? Do you think Fenn’s going to watch this and
think we’re a bunch of idiots? I think Fenn is the kind of guy that thinks
a lot of people are idiots so Look I just don’t want him to think I’m an
idiot. I’d like to make a film that gains his respect
a little bit. Like I would like to think that Fenn is sitting
somewhere tipping his cowboy hat to us. It’s really clear from every treasure hunter
we talked to that once you have a potential solve it’s really hard to entertain any other
theory, even if it makes total sense. Here it is six years later and I found the
spot. At the first opportunity he gets to go back
out there I think he’ll find it. That’s the beauty of it everyone knows where
it is one of us has got to be right. You could completely solve the poem and be
on totally the right trail and you still might miss the treasure. There are some theories that this is all about
poop. Heavy loads. Oh my god. There’s like – Home of Brown, heavy loads No paddle up your creek I think that just proves how interpretive
this is. You could literally take every clue in that
poem and make it about a piece of crap. So where are we going? So today we are heading back into the heart
of Yellowstone park which is apparently the oldest park in the United States. Actually last night I did a little sleuthing
and found out that Forrest is a board member at Buffalo Bill center. Some hunters seem to think that Fenn hid the
treasure while up here on a trip for a board members meeting and he just took off one morning,
hid the treasure and came back for his black bow tie event in September of 2009. That theory would definitely correspond with
the Lamar Valley area and also with Fenn’s fascination of the Native American history
that this valley holds. We are going to drive all the way down highway
212 to a place called Icebox Canyon. In this canyon there’s a creek called Soda
Butte creek. Soda Butte is this extinct geyser in the middle
of the Valley. Soda Butte. It’s also along highway 212. 212 being the temperature at which water boils. And it’s right near Icebox Canyon. There’s no way this isn’t the place “where
warm waters halt.” A bear completely mauled this area we’re standing
in right now uh all the trees around us are just completely scratched up. That’s insane. Okay so that’s just one clue Zack, where do
we go from there? The Lamar Ranger station. Now every hunter has a line from the poem
they obsess over And the line that seems to get the most people’s
attention is “put in below the home of Brown.” Everybody focuses on the home of Brown. Everybody. Any searcher you speak to they’re going to
say “if we can find the home of Brown we can find the treasure.” Like a lot of the poem, it’s pointing to
a specific location. Have you talked to any treasure hunters what’s
the take on that Brown? Give me some insights. Looking at a map, there are literally hundreds
of locations it could refer to. You’ve got all of America looking for house
of Brown One of the things that led us to the brown
one is that the B is capitalized in “Brown.” If you Google the Lamar Ranger Station it’s
clearly a hot spot for Fenn’s treasure hunters. It’s this old ranch in the historic district
of the park. And back in the day, there was a really well-known
ranger there named Gary Brown. Home of Brown. Well this is the home of Brown. Looks like the main facilities are closed
down and uh it’s not open to the public besides that I guess. Maybe they shut it down because so many treasure
hunters came through asking. If it’s not clear on our faces our confidence
is completely shot right now. Every treasure hunter will tell you this you
start a hike with rose colored glasses and by the end you realize that your task was
nearly impossible. You’re trying to find a 10x10x6 inch chest
in 3,000 square miles of land if we’re completely wrong about Yellowstone that’s 300,000 square
miles of land. We started all the way up here at icebox canyon
followed down soda butte creek all the way down to the lamar ranger station which is
our home of brown and then from there all we know is it’s somewhere below the home of
Brown. It could be on anyone of these trails or ridges
or rivers or creeks. You should just point to random spot on the
map be like let’s just go there. Alright. Fossil forrest. That would be 10 miles of walking for forrest
fenn and about 1200 to 1600 feet of elevation gain. I’m sure forrest is an absolute beast on the
trails but how much does an 80 year old man do? I came to this with a limited amount of optimism
and I think most of that optimism is now gone. Fenn says that his poem specifically leads
to a very very concrete spot and I just don’t see it. The clues are so vague and interpretive that
I just can’t possibly imagine them culminating on an exact spot on a map. We really have become crazy about this – yeah. I feel like this journey has changed me. Where are we going? I don’t know. After coming back and maybe going into this
convinced that you knew where the treasure was like a lot of other hunters and then coming
back and realizing it wasn’t there, did it change your mind at all about maybe that there
is no treasure? There was a time frame when we started to
wonder if it was real. He’s gone through far too much trouble for
it to be a hoax. Why would he do it? This is his legacy to the world. I think it’s a great legacy. And I think he’ll be happy if someone finds
it in his lifetime. One thing about Forrest is that he’s genuine
about hiding this treasure. So if anybody that has that type of ability
to get that type of stuff has no issue in my opinion putting together a box of the stuff
he said he had. It’s certainly plausible that he’d be able
to do such a thing and i think he’s eccentric enough that he would. I feel like we’re just taking random guesses
at this point you know? I think really we’re lost after the first
three or four clues. He probably put it in some secret Forrest
Fenn cave somewhere. Uh there’s a huge herd of deer or something
crossing the street up there. Let’s go check it out. What are they? Those look like mountain goats. Those are mountain goats. Holy crap. Okay. Let’s pause for a second. We thought for sure those were cute little
mountain goats but in our excitement we failed to realize that these were big horned sheep. Nonetheless we lost our minds. Oh look at the rainbow in the background. Oh dude are you kidding me? That’s insane. The treasure at the end of the rainbow. Unbelievable. The whole entire trip left a lasting impression
on me. Take on this poem. I don’t even know the right word for it. It’s just a very cryptic poem, but it’s a
fun poem. I’m starting to think about why Fenn planned
this and why he did it and I’m starting to think that the treasure itself isn’t so important. As hokey as that sounds. It’s pretty hokey It is pretty hokey. His story about surviving a terminal kidney
cancer diagnosis really helped me with my own health struggles and just being able to
go out there and follow in his footsteps too. I’m so proud to be able to go out and do it. Is this sort of like a moment in your past
or do you think you’re going to continually think about it all the time. Oh no, oh my god no. The best is yet to come. Let me put it to you this way, in the end
everyone is going to be left with a smile on their face. You’re as ambiguous as Forrest is. We went down dozens of trails over the past
five days and we came up completely empty. We didn’t find the treasure. We probably didn’t even come close. But maybe we did and we’ll just never know.

100 thoughts on “The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s $2 million hidden treasure

  1. Look for battle ship rock videos on you tube you will find the couple that found the brass box

  2. Elderly man keeps his name living for years after death by keeping people looking for his treasure that doesn't exist. Brilliant hoax

  3. The greatest treasure, priceless in it's value, is the fresh air, clean water, wildlife and mountains majestic. Of course, the greatest gem that cannot be valued is Freedom.

  4. so I live like 1 hour away from yellowstone, and this could literally be right near me

  5. Hey guys, a blaze in Mining terms is an old type of (mineral) Claim Marker. It could just be a stake hammered into the ground, which had a particular side smoothed out to show direction.

  6. Hydraulic Mining was a gold recovery method that was used during many of the gold rushes around the world during the 1800 s. It was used extensively in California's Mother Lode county during the famous gold rush there.

  7. first rule of fenns treasure hunt crack the first two clues or you may as well be just stay at home and watch net flix and chill

  8. I dont think its real. I think his legacy is to get people up off their butts and give them an adventure.

  9. Has Forrest Feen actually been back to the site to see if is still there?

  10. I don’t think it exists, if the whole point was to make himself a legacy and to be remembered, once the treasure is found everyone apart from the guy who found it forgets the guy ever existed, if no one ever finds the treasure, it will go on forever, he gets the endless legacy he wanted

  11. Finn wanted to encourage the spirit of adventure not of obsession.

  12. The chance of finding Fenn’s treasure by accident is almost 100%. With intent almost 0 !!

  13. Some drunken bum who never heard about the treasure will be stumbling through the woods and happenstance upon it. end of story.

  14. it legit says it's hidden where he would want to be buried so why in god's name are you in a cave

  15. I am pretty sure those couple became very INTIMATE couple afterwards. Now that's quite a treasure hah?

  16. When you watch the video and at 13:33 something shine appears through the trees:
    Yep I’m convinced that I found it, I’m going to Wyoming to find.
    Then I would probably find something, possibly it was something else.

  17. Ok so in the second part of the video where zack's theory starts, he says that MR Fenn went from morning to certain time where he got back for black bow tie event. If you can determine what time he went and came back the total hours can be used to calculate the approximate distance he might have travelled. That distance whichever direction he may have gone, you can draw circles on a map using that distance as diameter of a circle whether he travelled by car or foot. So on a map u should have quite a few circles of area to cover. Now as to where he hid the treasure, it should around the radius distance from the starting point (which is the place where he went from and came back for the event)

  18. Was the real treasure friendship? Goyufotyflhgfiy5dkyfciytdiytoytf. :O

  19. Lol. I doubt you will gain his respect with your video if you're wearing makeup the whole time.

  20. No swearing Jesus Christ is recommended John 3:16-21 Jesus Christ is Lord God Loves You The Kingdom of God is at Hand Leviticus 20:13 Ephesians 4:29
    1 Corinthians 6:9

  21. If you know someone was within 200feet and that’s confirmed just map out every location everyone has trexked. And that narrows it down. And how do you know someone was within 200feet?

  22. Well, my mother has a box full of gold and jewels similar to the one described but she doesn’t want to expose it in the public domain as she fears she would be taxed

  23. I'm not saying this because I think I'll find it but ik I could find it because of my research and mouths of studying going to many people for clues putting everything together and that box is where you lost expect it just remember everyone where you least expect it if i could go i would but i dont have the money to even get there

  24. You will have to climb and grab the chest from under the waterfall. Brown is the dirt. It is in the ground

  25. "Not too far, but too far to walk"…….."home of brown"…….."if you are in the wood" THE TREASURE IS IN A TREE OR HANGING FROM A TREE

  26. The treasure isn't real, you want to know why? Because it's in Wyoming.

  27. Why does it feel like it was always behind like a waterfall or something…
    Everyone: searching everywhere
    Random person: finds it

  28. Me: I FOUND TREASURE I go to open it

    Treasure: It’s just a prank bro

  29. There's no digging in this video. You need to dig to find it, right? I'm not surprised they didn't find it.

  30. It said as I have gone alone in there that mean it is in a cave

  31. Fenn's Legacy is getting so many people to enjoy the wildlife and nature surrounding the Rocky mountains. He is having people exercising and appreciate the beauty around them. Whether he added an actual treasure chest to his legacy or not is irrelevant but the fact of the matter is that his legacy isn't the treasure itself but rather what he got people to do.

  32. These is nonsense but if you are obsess in the treasure you will try to read this. So here it is…what if fen's treasure is not hidden on earth, what if it is hidden in different dimension and the way of entering that dimension is through the warm water halt and that brown thing is actually the guardian or somthing that proctect the treasure. 😁😁🤔

  33. Reminds me of that quest in botw where you have to find the shape of the bird in the mountains

  34. Let me just call Jack Nicholson out of retirement for one last search !

  35. A good remote viewer could find this with a few weeks of work.

  36. One piece is real and out there, this is the age of pirates and treasure hunters!

  37. I will share with you this, "I emailed Mr. Fenn, and he was kind enough to reply." I was sincere as I did and so I believe he was being courteous in kind. The reason the treasure hunters are not finding the treasure is because they don't know how to simplify it. The clues are ALL in the poem he wrote… funky as it is, but they're there. Now all everyone needs is for "Old Ben Gun" to show up a singin his song to someone named, "Jim Hawkins." Yes? :–)) Good luck to you all. I won't be searching for it, as I simply can't. K. I. S. S. and you'll be thanking me later when you find it! And IF ya do… send some my way will ya! Ciao!

  38. How many Treasure Hunters have there been thus far? And how many of them DID NOT find themselves falling in love with the beautiful sights of nature's best?

  39. 5:36 – "cmon buddy, move."
    AS THERE IS 40 FEET BETWEEN THE COW AND EACH SIDE OF THE ROAD

  40. The chest does not contain 42 lbs gold…the chest weights approx. 22 lbs and contains approx. 20 lbs of gold with trimmings…total = 42 lbs.

  41. Anybody who thinks that Forrest Fenn would leave a treasure in a national park doesn't know campers or hikers. There's one simple, basic principle that all hikers and campers follow, especially in parks: "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing footprints."

  42. Drinking game for this video: take a shot every time Zack says "interpretive".

  43. There is no hidden treasure chest. Fenn just wants people to explore the wilderness and discover new places. His "legacy" is to bring joy to people.

  44. Fun and adventure killed 2 people trying to find a box that probably is a hoax

  45. I found the treasue, I recieved a message from Fenn stating that I was close after telling him where I was searching, This was in the early days when the hunt was still young and he thought that it was going to be found soon.

    However I didnt take all of the treasure, I took a ring though, and inside was a note congratulating me and stating that I was the rightful owner of said items. I left the treasure there, and keep in contact with fenn to update him about the treasure and if it has been found yet.

    so yes the treasure is real…

  46. "put in" refers to a small boat launch, such as a canoe…hence," too far to walk, but not too far", for a boat, so…follow the water. follow the water, is there a beach or ford near that station?……bet it's downstream from there.

  47. Warm waters halt at waterfalls. Cooling then rewarming by the earth, possibly. Or it could mean at a stop sign before a bridge that was concreted to stay in. Who knows, life is more precious than 2 mill. everyday is worth more than that especially when you are dying. That is the treasure. Sad but true.

  48. now how do you know someone was within 200 ft of the treasure… only Fenn knows where it is exactly… was he watching? I don't care how cool or "friendly" your community of hunters are… why would they give out any accurate information to anyone? or even the State for that matter?…

    has anyone used a canoe?… did he take a canoe down a river to "Put in (is a canoeing term) below the home of Brown"… does "Brown" mean a bears den or is there an old Homestead own by the Brown family along some river?… then he may have walked up along a high water fast running creek that flows into the river he just paddled down… a "blaze" is usually a white marking on a horses face… did he mark a rock with white paint? I can imagine a blaze might also reference an old tree that was struck by lightning… "if you are brave and 'in the wood' " so it's in a wooded are, not scrub brush… you also have to wonder what kind of health he was in and how heavy the box might be… how far could he have carried it on foot… or did he figure out the path on a map (just for the puzzle clues) and then drive or take a horse to where he put the treasure… you might not even be physically able to follow the "path" he describes… it may be a "red herring" to throw you off the actual location.

    If he's an avid fly fisherman… yellow stone has some of the best fly fishing in the country… and it has "hot springs" that might feed into cold running streams…

  49. I justo finished watching that over there you can ver away with murder … Hmmmmmmmm

  50. Did a little digging. I'm thinking it's somewhere near the Rio grande river… Somewhere north of Santa Fe where the river goes into a canyon?

  51. I love the presentation. Honestly, Forrest Fenn was a genuine and humble man. Who knows what he's thinking. You gotta look at the title of his book. Its all there in the title. The Thrill Of The Chase. For me, I would enjoy the thrill of the chase. Maybe Forrest wanted everyone to enjoy the scenery that is the Rocky Mountains. The treasure sure would be an amazing find, sure, but its not all. I would be honored to find it, but I would enjoy the thrill of the chase more. God Bless everyone on this treasure hunt.

  52. Well perhaps there's no treasure. Perhaps it's about the journey. the treasure is the journey.

  53. It took me about 6 hours to figure out where to look. The first couple dozen pages of the book, Too Far to Walk, tells you very closely where the general area is. Then I Googled and found a website which put me closer. then I browsed Google maps, and saw it IMMEDIATELY! It's not easy to get to, but is a trafficked area by hikers, and looks/sounds very dangerous. Death is in the name of the location.

  54. Home of Brown is NOT what to focus on, that's the beginning of the journey. You want to focus on the end: no place for the meek, end is nigh, if you are brave and in the wood, heavy loads, water high – these are what you focus on, this describes the destination. I will probably go there and camp overnight and search all next day before returning, but I'm taking out a $1 million life insurance policy first because it actually looks and sounds pretty deadly in this area.

  55. I don't understand, If someone was within 250 feet of it, why does no one just go back to that spot and look 300 feet more in all directions.

  56. If know that the person was only 200 feet away how would he know maybe is one of the people who died

  57. HUCKLEBEERY FOREST OR JUST ……..HUCK FEN ITS IN SAFTEY DEPOSIT BOX YOU WILL GET THE INFO TO THE SAFE BOX

  58. You have to keep in mind the man was sick and week with cancer so hiking and climbing very far from his car is out.

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