This forum is an extension of my Mysterious Writings Blog. On that site, topics of Adventure, Mystery, and the Search for Treasures (of many types) are brought up and chatted about. The same can be done here.
When you visit either place, it is like going into my home. Rules are simple and were mentioned in the email welcoming you here.
To repeat though:
Feel free to share any constructive thoughts, ideas, or insights you have in regards to the topics of the Forum.
However, please remember to be respectful and considerate of others at all times when doing so.
Be positive and uplifting.
If posts are deemed negative, inconsiderate, intimidating and/or causing issues, members posting them will be asked to leave or banned, as this forum isn't just the right home for them.
ONE ADDITION/EDIT: IF DEEMED NEGATIVE, INCONSIDERATE, or IRRELEVANT by myself, then member's accounts posting them will be deleted. THERE WILL NO SWEARING, ATTACKS, or DISCORD TOLERATED.
It is that simple.
Thanks for being part of this community.
I enjoy it so much and wish you all the best of luck in whatever you seek.
When searching please don’t get target fixation or become obsessed with your solve to the point where you ignore these fundamental guidelines:
If you can’t make two trips from your car to your solve in several hours, then don’t go. Don’t search anywhere an 80 year old man could not carry a heavy backpack. The treasure is hidden more than 8.25 miles north of the northern limits of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The treasure is very definitely in the Rocky Mountains. Never search alone or when nighttime temperatures are low or when there is snow on the ground. Carry some kind of device that will make your location known at all times. If you are going into rough country it is probably best to leave your pets at home. A whistle can be handy if you get separated from your partner. It is always a good idea to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) when you enter fast moving water. even if you are a strong swimmer.
In a media release issued Tuesday night, Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin delivered the following message to anyone seeking the Forrest Fenn Treasure in the area of Yellowstone National Park:
“In the last couple years, two people have died, two have been rescued near death, several have had run-ins with local and federal law enforcement, and one told his wife today he was injured but not where he was. The common denominator is that these people were all near Yellowstone National Park and they were all looking for the Forrest Fenn treasure. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin has a message for treasure hunters: “You must know that this country is unforgiving if you don’t give it the respect it deserves. Let someone know where you are going – exactly, not some vague geographic area to keep your secret safe – and when you expect to return. Be prepared for the changing weather and wilderness conditions. Many areas have no cell phone service. Mountain streams and rivers are especially dangerous. Bears, snakes, and gravity are found in abundance in our corner of the world. We encourage everyone to vigorously pursue their outdoor passions, but think like a local. Before you go after the treasure, consider your level of skill, preparation and knowledge of the area. Consider the volunteer hours spent searching if you need to be rescued, and the anxiety of those left at home.”
The treasure hunt across the Rockies was spurred by an art collector named Forrest Fenn who claims to have hidden a small fortune in the mountains.