The hunt for the treasure can become an obsession.
There is a Treasure Chest worth million somewhere in the Rocky Mountain roughly 1,000 miles between New Mexico, and the Canadian border. Forrest Fenn claims to have hidden the fortune in 2010, and now he is 87, and he was a former Vietnam pilot and art dealer.
Fenn estimates that 350,000 people have gone hunting for a bronze chest. They believed it filled with gold and other precious gems.
This hidden treasure search has become a hobby for some, an obsession for others.
The main piece of guidance is a cryptic 24-line Fenn poem he wrote in his self-published memoir.
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, you quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold. - source
Four people believed to have died in accidents while searching. This incident led some to call Fenn to end this Hunt, But he hasn't
He added a few additional clues on his blog to try to help people stay safe. The evidence suggests a location in the Rocky Mountains which covers a lot of areas. So treasure hunters think the loot is in Yellowstone because Fenn spent many summers in Yellowstone fly fishing and lived in West Yellowstone. This park is one of his favourite places on earth.
He said "The treasure chest is not underwater, nor is it near the Rio Grande River and it is not necessary to move large rocks or climb up or down a steep precipice," he writes. "Please remember that I was about 80 when I made two trips from my vehicle to where I hid the treasure." "The search is supposed to be fun," He added in his blog.- Source
You can try to solve the riddles and plan your next trip to find the Forrest Fenn treasure. If you want to join the treasure hunt, there are plenty of hotels near Yellowstone.