The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt and Six Questions with Findingit

treasure hunt thrill of the chaseEleventh in a series on Six Questions with searchers of the Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt. Questions are asked and then answered by those who are enjoying Forrest Fenn’s dare!

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1. When did you first hear and learn about the Treasure Hunt?

The Spring of 2014 found me wanting outdoor excitement! I had retired from the Army recently and needed to fill a void. I spent a few days searching for exciting things to do and see near me. I stumbled upon a post on Treasurenet that spoke of a treasure secreted in the mountains around me. I could tell Forrest was fishing. How could I not be hooked?


2. What inspired you to become involved and begin searching?

I’ve needed no inspiration, I was born to hunt Treasures. Forrest seemed to be a down to earth guy who’d had some experiences. Except for him being rich, I had some similar experiences. He must have meant this for me! With my cartoon upbringing, I knew that anything was possible if you believed. So I started, to believe that is.


3. What is your most favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?

The amount of knowledge I have gained since the Chase began. It has helped in all aspects of my life. It has reminded me that I am a Traveling Man.


4. What is your least favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?

Not being able to share what I have found, as of yet. You probably won’t believe me, until I’m finished.


5. What is the best or most unique thing you found while searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest?

Myself. However, a Swedish sardine can and late 90’s laser range finder, both with bear bites in them, are the only tangible finds.


6. What more would you like to say?

You can’t be a Treasure *Finder* if you haven’t first been a Treasure Hunter.   ~ Findingit


Thanks Findingit!  Straight and to the fact!  Love it!   

Best of luck to all with what you seek!  Treasure the Adventure!


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18 Responses

  1. Iron Will says:

    LOL Nice. I think we have all been “hooked” by this Chase.

  2. pdenver says:

    Enjoyed reading your responses, Findingit. I think Mr. Fenn uses barbed hooks on his line. (giggle)

  3. Buckeye Bob says:

    Findingit? Find Ingot?

    • Point Foot says:

      Find ignit. Hmmm. Light it up?! Did he painted it with iridescent paint? Or did he paint a path that glows? Maybe if we go there at night it will light up like on Pandora. That would be cool. There goes my imagination again…

  4. Iceman says:

    Hey. Where did everybody go? Hello?

  5. JC1117 says:

    You’re alright, Findingit.

    I enjoyed reading your answers.

    Here’s a great song for a Fellow Traveling Man…

    As for me…all work and no play makes JC1117 a dull boy. :/

    Thank You, Forrest and Jenny and Findingit.

    And Good Luck. I hope you find it!

  6. Iceman says:

    Is this a hint for another potential sponsor? Bear Bites nutrition bars might be the perfect snack for your next treasure hunt. I think a motto is on order here. Help needed. Anybody?

  7. Iceman says:

    Is it just me or does that fish hook look more like an anchor? Or is it a meat hook? And is that an arrow on the hook? Is it pointing to the 11th? Is this the 11th hour of the Chase? OK I got nothin.

  8. Strawshadow says:

    That’s the spirit Findingit, well done!

  9. Iceman says:

    This stuff is a lot funnier if you know what it means … “Swedish sardine can” and “late 90s laser range finder”. 🙂

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