The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt and Six Questions with Stonerolledaway
Twelfth 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!
1) When did you first hear and learn about the Treasure Hunt?
I first heard about Forrest Fenn and his hiding of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in June 2016, from a friend at work whose family had been searching for the past year. That evening, I read about Forrest and read the poem, and was immediately hooked.
2) What inspired you to become involved and begin searching?
The kid in me delighted in the idea of being involved in a real treasure hunt, while at the same time wanting to take on the challenge of trying to figure out Forrest and his poem. I’ll admit that the possibility of finding a chest full of gold nuggets, gold coins, and ancient jewelry and artifacts got my attention initially also.
3) What is your most favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?
My favorite part so far has been my first BOTG trip that my wife and I went on. We saw some beautiful paintings and artwork, soaked in a hot spring, hiked and did a little rock climbing, and took in some amazing views. It is especially fun to explore some of the interesting places that I have learned about during the Chase. I believe there will be more incredible trips to come and more great memories to be made.
4) What is your least favorite part of the Treasure Hunt so far?
Up to this point, I have not been able to get my children (all in high school or college) as involved as I would have liked.
5) What is the best or most unique thing you found while searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest?
The best/ most interesting things found so far would have to be pieces of pottery along one of the trails. Of course, I didn’t take any with me, but I bet each piece has a story to tell.
The other best thing found (with the help of my imagination) was the double omega sign that had to have been left by Forrest on the trail. I’ve got to be getting closer…
6) What more would you like to say?
I have been impressed and pleasantly surprised by this whole treasure hunting community. It is a tighter knit group than I was expecting. Many searchers seem willing to share their insights and experiences. In a way it almost seems like a big crazy extended family.
I feel Forrest has shared a tremendous amount of his wisdom and given us all a wonderful gift, so thank you so much, Forrest.
What great answers Stonerolledaway! The Adventure continues around ever twist and turn! Thanks for sharing them with all of us. And yes, it is a great treasure hunting community! So glad to be part!
Best of luck with all the you seek! Always treasure the adventure!
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