Plan A

English: Bunsen Peak from Mammoth Hot Springs,...

Bunsen Peak from Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, December 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It seemed obvious to me.  Warm waters.  Yellowstone.  Geysers and hot springs.  Which one? The biggest.  Mammoth Hot Springs.  When I saw Sheepeater Cliffs on the map, I thought, aha, that’s no place for the meek.There’s a canyon there, too;  maybe a couple.  But what caught my eye was the blaze, Bunsen Peak.

This is so easy.  I’d just put in below the brown wooly Mammoth, hike the trail around the peak until I could see the blaze, look down and see a marvel.  I wouldn’t tarry, just take the chest and go in peace.

But, just what does a marvel, look like?  And then, if it was that easy, wouldn’t someone have found it already?  Hmmm.

I scanned the map.  Lots of warm waters.  Lots of canyons.  Lots of marvels.  Maybe this wouldn’t be a cake walk.  Better not buy a ticket west yet.

5 thoughts on “Plan A

  1. Many searchers have discussed Cinnabar Mountain, Electric Peak, Joseph Peak and Bunsen Peak. I’ve used the USGS Quad and studied the Fenn Clues. I have looked at information regarding the other Peaks as well as ground coordinates of these places. I believe it is not on the Mtn Peaks themselves However, I understand all of the meaning of these places. Well if you are looking at Bunsen Peak, you have, in my opinion, the wrong Blaze.

    • Quite probably. That arose from my very first peek at a map. As in, I knew nothing then. My ideas of ‘obvious’ and ‘confidence’ have since been tumbled around like dice.

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