The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt and Six Questions with OH!
This is the thirteenth 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!
Six Questions with OH!:
1)When did you first hear and learn about the Treasure Hunt?
I first heard of The Thrill Of The Chase treasure hunt in 2012 from my brothers. One of my brothers had bought the book and after reading it I was hooked.
I have accumulated over 8000 hours into the poem, book and maps and have come up with one area of importance.
2)What inspired you to become involved and begin searching?
It was the challenge that inspired me but the mind of Forrest Fenn intrigued me most. He seemed to have an ambiance about him that stirred my inner soul into thinking I might have a chance in solving his quest.
3)What is your most favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?
The most treasured part of my six year endeavor has been spending two weeks out of the year with my twenty five year old son. He has learned so much about the wilderness and I have learned so much about him. The place we have been for the sixth time is forever molded into his life to where he will one day also bring his children. To me that is worth more than any treasure in the chest. All I want from the chest is the frog anyway! 😊
4)What is your least favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?
My least favorite part is knowing I need to be fit for the hike but never am! High altitude plays a part but next time it’s all about exercise and being prepared. Don’t let Mr. Fenn’s age of 79 or 80 fool you, he was in great shape then. A few years ago an 80 year old man climbed Mount Everest.
5)What is the best or most unique thing you found while searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest?
I found a mountain that is not hike-able and that streams out water at timed intervals only after the snow melts. There isn’t any documentation of this and It can be viewed with binoculars or video camera only. But to watch it shut down for the day is total awe!
6)Do you think that you are any closer to finding the chest after all of your arm chair and hiking research?
I do know my area is the location but to pinpoint the exact spot will be an ongoing endeavor. This area has also became very dear to me and my son. Through a process of elimination we will continue to search here and come back every year until we find it, that is if somebody else doesn’t find it first.
Please remember to always think safety first, never go it alone. Always carry a two-way radio, first aid kit, bear spray, a gun, a gps or compass.
If the chest is found I hope you have it in your heart to tithe the families who have lost a loved one, Sincerely. OH!
Thanks for sharing your answers to this Six Questions with us all OH! The places we explore with loved ones will always be treasures found! You definitely have found one! Congrats!
Best of luck with all that you seek!
Always Treasure the Adventure!
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