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

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Jdiggins with Forrest Fenn and Shiloh (Forrest’s Grandson)

This is the fifteenth in a series on Six Questions with Searchers of The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt by Forrest Fenn. Questions are asked and then answered by those who are enjoying Forrest’s dare!

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Six Questions with Jdiggins!

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

The whole truth of it is quite a tale. I’ll save your readers and say the short of it is, March 5, 2014 at a “Rockhound” meeting.


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

There was a sequence of events that just fell into place and I found myself knee deep in a treasure hunt. The most inspiring of which was the challenge of solving the poem.


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

How it’s become a part of me. I feel it has given me a new outlook on my future, whether or not I succeed at this chase. I’ve made plans beyond the days I once thought I’d never see.


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

The fighting. But without knowing the bad things in life, we cannot know the good!


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

This is tough. Tangibles have been a black marker, a nickel, a dime, some chewing tobacco, bait, a faded pink bandanna, lots of litter new and old, including and old coke can and mason jar, and there’s more…
As for the intangibles, like I said, I found a new lease on life.


6) What more would you like to say?

I just want to thank Forrest for his amazing chase! And also to thank you, Jenny for your awesome site, and my fellow chasers for all their great ideas and fun personalities. The culmination of everything and everyone is what makes the chase a winning recipe! Yummy!


Thank YOU, Jdiggins!  Like you say so perfectly, the Chase gives a ‘new lease on life’!  This seems shared by so many.  I am so happy to be part and to have met such wonderful people, like yourself, through it all!

Best of Luck will all that you seek and always Treasure the Adventures!


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25 Responses

  1. Iron Will says:

    Cool interview Jamie 😛 Where’s Shiloh’s hand at? o.O

  2. OH! says:

    Great answers to the questions JDiggins. I don’t like the fighting either. That’s why we need to get a group of searchers to team up and round table TTOTC, then hit the road to the most voted for spot. We will find it this way with teamwork. As long as we hit my spot first! ha-ha…….. Thank you JDiggins & Jenny.

  3. Jdiggins says:

    Thx Jenny, thx everyone! I didn’t even see this til now…lol!
    And yes, Shiloh, and Forrest, both gentlemen, and dang handsome!

  4. Strawshadow says:

    Thanks Jamie and Jenny,
    Just one more reason why everybody loves jdiggins. Stay positive and go in peace. Now can I have my nickel back

  5. JC1117 says:

    Great answers, Jdiggins.

    I also don’t like the fighting and arguing that happens on some of the blogs. It’s really the opposite of peaceful isn’t it.

    That’s one reason I enjoy being in the mountains alone sometimes. Of course, it’s peaceful to be in God’s Country with Family and Friends, also.

    I fear you might be looking in “my spot”. I’ve left a LOT of nickels and dimes there over the years. If you tell me you’re also looking in New Mexico then I’ll be worried.

    I enjoyed your answers. The Chase is quite yummy. Quite the smorgasbord…in Deed! 🙂

    (*Insert Swedish chef meme here)

    Thanks, Forrest and Jenny and Jdiggins.

  6. HeadedDown says:

    Wonderful answers! I’ve always enjoyed your comments and insights. Keep shining. 🙂

  7. Focused says:

    Great answers jdiggins…. it was great meeting you at Fennboree my friend…… I hope everything is going good for you……
    also thank you Jenny for all you do… it was nice to meet you too at

    P.s … jdiggins, I wrote the a poem over at Dal’s for ya…… 🙂

    UNTIL next time… see ya

  8. Jdiggins says:

    See? This is what I mean. What a great bunch of people, and a family of sorts. Love you guys! Love the chase!
    And no guys, sorry, no refunds…lol. 🙂

  9. Sparrow says:

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. shiloh, looks alot like mr. forrest makes me thankful in god and his universe.

    • Jdiggins says:

      Makes me wish I were 20 years older or younger…lucky lass to have such a bookend photo! It was my birthday that day (Friday) of Fennboree. 🙂

  11. crimsonblazeblog says:

    There is just sumthing about that photo that makes me stop and do a double take, all three look like co-conspirators. Someone had put a lot of thought into the clothing scheme for the day and it wasn’t even the fourth of July yet. Please tell me Ms Diggins is ff as scary as he looks?

  12. Crimsonblaze says:

    Ya a villain such as that should be required to wear some cheap sun glasses when he leaves the mansion. The next movie should be titled ” My thriller with my flashlight”?! Or maybe “Sparky’s little secret”

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