Really? A treasure chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains?
About six weeks ago, I first visited the Old Santa Fe Trading Company’s website. I read the poem: The Thrill of the Chase. I read some of Forrest Fenn’s other writings. I consulted a map.
What happened next? (i.e., where has the last month gone?!?!?)
I drove to the new BassPro Shop and bought a large map of Yellowstone. Oh, yeah. The hidden treasure chest has got to be near the Sheepeater‘s. Piece of cake. Oh, wait. Maybe it’s by that waterfall in the south of the park. No wait. Check out this road in Idaho. Then again, eastern Wyoming’s looking good. Just how far east do the Rocky Mountains go??? And north. Would Mr. Fenn have gone all the way to British Columbia, Alaska even? Colorado and Utah also have promise.
So, then, naturally I decided to order the book. Good thing I didn’t wait. There were only 389 or so copies left. I buzzed through it once, and am in the process of studying it now. Along with the armloads of library books I carry home.
Then, I started following Dal’s blog: The Thrill of the Chase. And Richard’s. See the Official TOTC Resource page at Old Santa Fe Trading Co. (http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com/the-thrill-resource-page ) Thank you all.
Don’t worry fellow chasers. I haven’t been out west for 8 or 10 years, and I’ve never even been to New Mexico or Arizona. My searches will lie from Colorado north, only because I’m slightly more familiar with the northern tier of states.
Also, don’t worry about my revealing overly helpful hints. Until the treasure is found, this blog will be very general in nature. After all, I hope to get in an actual search myself. Someday. (Update: First Attempt)
Once the treasure is in someone’s hands, we can post stories and pictures from the paths that our interpretations of the poem led us down, actual and imagined. I’m up to about twenty very fitting solutions myself, though I won’t be attempting all of them. Not a fan of the grizzly bear, rattlesnakes, flying, and altitude, it turns out.
Also, you might like to reveal all the awesome solutions and hints you’ve discovered hidden in the layers of Mr. Fenn’s writings. Well, not just yet, maybe . . . .
In the meantime, look for journal entries sparked by what the chase has stirred up, uncovered, revealed, inspired.