Some thoughts: Why is ff inventorying the contents? Where is ff? Some have said lawyers’ office, looks like a conference room with the chairs in the background. Could also be a park service office, where people come to claim or report found property... So much discussion of legalities if TC was found on USFS or NPS land. Of course they all knew about this TC. No need to hold it for 30 days. They must be thrilled it’s been found! The info identifying ff as owner was right there in the chest, and is published! When claimed, ff would need to inventory it.
Who took the pic of the chest on the ground? Looks like half of it is on old burned ground or campfire bed...and the soil color is dark gray, with old decomposing bark bits...In a forest meadow with the grass we all knew was there from the waterfall meadow chapter.
As for the soil on it...of course! It’s the Rockies, and it’s been 10 years. Very happy for ff and for the finder, but also nostalgic already, too.
Why is there a stick in the chest, and what is the large gold circular object?
Also, damn, no closure. Ah well.
I thought it was a stick at first, look closely and it has a little face made of gold.
I'm so relieved to see this, it's some kind of closure - the chest is real and it's been found. Hopefully the finder will get a deal for a book or documentary to release further details of HOW it was solved. It's been great to be involved with this adventure, but there are always new discoveries out there...
I'm not seeing the face. If you're right then this is the extra item in the chest. A stick man indeed...