Swag : Stuff We All Get

Not everyone got the same thing. Door prizes. This was mine. Love it.

Poster signed by Fenn

It’s going in the map chest Mr. W altered for me to store my arrowhead collection in.

I would love to have chosen the signed book, Seventeen Dollars a Square Inch, about artist/renaissance man Eric Sloane, but my number was called too late for that gem, or Copper Dan’s magnificent art pieces.

Much appreciation to those whose efforts made the event possible. I was looking for closure in the form of the true solution to the clues in the poem, but that’s not looking likely at this point.

All in all, what a great Finale. Rest in peace, Forrest Fenn.

2020 Event in West Yellowstone

 

Finale = the close or end of something (Merriam Webster.)

Forrest Fenn always had a way with words.

 

Getting There —

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West Yellowstone —

Searchers (not “finders”) gathered for a weekend of fun.

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Picnic in the Park
Capturing the Photographer

Going Home —

Paradise Valley/Yellowstone River

Not until we were well on our way home, just ahead of the massive snow storm, did we hear the news of Fenn’s passing. 

One treasure found. One treasure lost.

Old Santa Fe Trail

Happy fishing, Forrest.

Fenn’s Finale . . . . Rest in Peace

Beneath Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone National Park

Announcement and messages on Dal’s site, here.

More, here.

He passed just a day after many of his searchers gathered in West Yellowstone for a Finale, since he announced in June that the treasure had been found. I’ll share photos of that later, but for now, just pausing to remember his legacy.

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Forrest Fenn Finale Event–Labor Day Weekend

Closure?

Maybe, maybe not.

 Celebration?

Yes.

Where?

West Yellowstone and Yellowstone Park.

Who?

Cynthia is orchestrating it.  Dal is presenting. Toby is streaming it.   Fun and games. Picnic. Brunch. And mixing it up at Bullwinkle’s.

Details at this  Link.  

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Fishing Bridge from below

 

Also, your chance to be in a legacy group photo (socially-distanced, of course) on the Fishing Bridge.

 High noon.

Don’t be late.

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The Keeper of the Bees

A story almost a hundred years old. A soldier, wounded inside and out, walks out of a facility and, in time, finds healing.

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Shell shock.

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Jump to today.  Same story. New name.

I listened to a podcast recently about a group (begun) in Texas called Hives for Heroes.  Commendable.  Give it a listen.  They are also on Facebook and at Hives for Heroes . com.

I’m only in my second year of beekeeping but I get it.

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Bees are mesmerizing. So organized, with a uniform goal of survival and yet independent.

And share with us such sweet rewards.

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UPDATE– It’s Wyoming.

It’s a start. A new message from Forrest Fenn reveals the treasure was hidden and found in Wyoming. That was my first solve.

Can’t wait to learn more someday.

The message below is posted on Dal’s site:  The Thrill of the Chase.

 

SUBMITTED June 6th, 2020 by Forrest The treasure has been found It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago. I do not know the person who found it, but the poem…

via THE CHEST HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!…part fifteen — Thrill Of The Chase

Forrest Got His Bracelet Back

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Photographic images verifying that the chest was found and the turquoise and silver bracelet is on Forrest Fenn’s wrist again. The LINK.

Book Signing at La Fonda

The bracelet is unique in that the beads are mounted flat. A lot of history there.

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Again, congratulations to the finder of the chest!

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

It’s [Finally] Over

Congratulations to the Finder of the Chest!

Forrest Fenn announces that the chest has been found.

Click this.

Details to come.

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

I for one can’t wait to learn the meaning of each of the clues that so intrigued me for the last several years. I hope the person who found it, who for now wishes to remain anonymous, will share DETAILS. So curious as to what led him to the precise spot.

Thank you to all 485 followers on WordPress and the 85 who followed this blog via email. It was fun to create a blog and see what happened. The Fenn Diagrams will remain up until my annual paid fee expires early next year. Then I think if goes to a free version and loses the formatting. Adds may appear before it floats into oblivion.

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I’ll post links to the updates as they are posted. Imagine you are all as curious as to who and and how as I am. It’s been a joy. Thanks again.

Son of a son of a sailor

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Forrest Fenn Turns 88 Today

To the man who hid a treasure chest in the Rockies:

Happy Birthday, Forrest!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since a birthday wish for Forrest turned into an invitation to visit his place in Santa Fe. Fascinating man. Astounding collections. I treasure the memory.

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Another Way to Help Out JDiggins

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Forrest Fenn has donated the original artwork of The Dancing Gypsies from p. 43 of The Thrill of the Chase. A silent auction is being conducted on Cynthia’s blog.

And, there is this post today from forum:hint of riches. QUOTED–

This is HUGE
Please, everyone listen with big ears (to quote Forrest).

As of today we have raised $16,255.72 to help Jamie Jordan, who lost her home and business in the terrible Mendocino Fire. If we can get enough donations to raise that figure to $26,255.72 by August 31, Forrest will donate $10,000 to Jamie. That will give us $36,255.72. WOW!

Please help us spread this word around the search community because we need everybody’s help.
Here is the paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JJDiggins

For updates on the September 6th drawing to benefit Jamie, who lost her home in the Mendocino fire, click this.

 

Brave? (A Visual Aid)

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Watch this.  Click on:  Ten Meter Tower 

                                    (a short film by two Swedes.)

Who do you relate to most? I mean, if  you were to give it a go.

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Reference pages 7 and 73 in ONCE UPON A WHILE for Forrest Fenn’s version of going for it.

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