The treasure containing 49 $1 coins in a stump aside the Arkansas River in Colorado, North of Salida has been found! The finder cracked the code and drove from Ft. Worth, Texas to recover the cache. More details next week on our YouTube channel, including photos and video. We’ll also give you the key to the cipher. The photo below is the last clue before finding the treasure stump. I called it “Rock Man Face.” Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/agypsyskiss
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My recon stroke fishing trip was rained out, so I’m home a day early.
The result is that I have some good news and some bad news.
I’m going to give you the bad news first: Although I promised to cover “trilateralization” in the next vlog, I’m not.
Here’s the good news: While I was traveling for the last couple of days, I took the time to hide another mini-treasure! Above is a photo of the hollow stump in which I hid it. The plastic container holds even more $1 coins and our business card. We had so much fun with the last one, we thought we’d do it again.
But wait, there’s more!
I’m going to code the cipher for this treasure hunt a little bit more complex than the last, and you’ll have to be BOTG to get the second half of the clues.
Hint: Get out your copy of Fenn’s treasure poem. The key to the cipher is hidden inside it.
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One of the disadvantages of living in one of Fenn’s Rocky Mountain states is not having travel costs as an excuse not to head out and look for that damned treasure.
If we had to, we could be in Brown’s Canyon (CO) in 5 hours, Sinks Canyon (WY) in 11, and Gardiner (MT) in 14.
We promised ourselves a return trip to a couple of the out-of-New Mexico (out of 7 total) recons we’ve been on this year. Seems to us that this is as good a time as any, considering snow has fallen on Yellowstone, and a serious Autumn is ever drawing nigh. And, being retired, it’s not like I had a bunch of party plans anyway.
So, we’ll be out of pocket for several days, although our vlog will still release on Wednesday of next week. Who knows, we might even have another mini-treasure for you to find.
Yes, I realize this is the antithesis of my “The treasure is in New Mexico” theory, but, in all honesty, I’m taking my fly rod and a bunch of #14 Frenchie Nymphs with me. There are a river full of Cutthroat Trout up there that could use some catchin’.
Like Fenn says, I’m feeling like my elbow needs some room.
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Congratulations to searchers David and Ed, who apparently wasted no time in going out to retrieve it! We’ll announce a new, and probably a bit harder, treasure hunt next week. The treasure was hidden in a tree on Clear Creek near it’s confluence with the Cimarron River. I’ve also posted an album of some of the photos I shot in the area around the hidey spot.
Here’s the email we got from David and Ed:
“Good Evening Toby/Shelley,
Writing to let you know we were able to locate your cache in Clear Creek – Thank you for adding some extra fun to our Fenn Treasure search! We enjoy your vlogs immensely, please know that your quality research is also incredibly insightful. Finally, thank you for correcting the coordinates – we were in Eagles Nest across from the Econolodge trying to figure out what we were missing!
At any rate, proof is you left one SBA and we attached a pic that we found the cache. We have a video too, but is was too big to send via email.
Dave and Ed”
Once we figure out how David can get the video to us, we’ll upload it to our YouTube channel, and share it here.
Handmade aqueduct pointed to the hidey spot.
Where it was hidden.
The Treasure Tree.
Looking towards the road from the hidey spot.
The tree and Clear Creek.
Another view of the aqueduct;
Looking up Clear Creek from the hidey spot.
Cairn 1 with a stone with my (pure coincidence) initial on it. We didn’t build any of the cairns.
F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
September 18, 2017 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Shelley Carney and Toby Younis of A Gypsy’s Kiss announced today that they have agreed to live stream the launch and signing of Fenn’s new book, “Once Upon a While” on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New York Times best-selling author, Douglas Preston, who wrote the foreword to the book, will share the dais with Fenn.
Younis said, “We’re very pleased Forrest has given us the opportunity to share this special event with the world. This will be the fourth event we’ve streamed on his behalf.” Viewers can watch the stream live on Carney’s and Younis’ YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/agypsyskiss). A recording will also be made available after the event.
More details will follow as the event nears.
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