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Fenn's treasure

Post by Oman » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:11 am

Fun story about an 80-year-old guy who stashed a $2 million treasure chest somewhere in CO, MT, WY, or NM. The clues are in a 24-line poem. Anyone think the "Brown" in the poem refers to Browns Park or Browns Canyon?

http://www.vox.com/a/fenn-treasure-hunt-map

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 drawing ever 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, your 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.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by CarpeDM » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:43 am

"City Slickers III: The Legend of Fenn's Gold"

Sounds fun!
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by TomPierce » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:24 am

I'm very familiar with the Fenn treasure. I originally read an article about it in a United inflight magazine a few years ago. I later bought Fenn's book about his life and the treasure, there's also a website (or a few?), and I sense a bit of a subculture of seekers. I recall in the news that a Fenn treasure hunter died fairly recently, I think by drowning in a river. Anyway, apparently this is a legit treasure, I wonder if it will ever be discovered?

All that said, I have my own theory where the "Brown" reference is, actually a few of the clues line up with my theory. But I haven't yet devoted time to a treasure safari.

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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Dakota » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:54 pm

My brother has been pushing me to go looking for this for a couple years now. I think we might try a few places for the fun and adventure of it. I do question whether or not it has been found and not claimed for fear of paying taxes on it.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by tlongpine » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:26 am

Fenn confirms that the treasure has not been recovered. So, it's hidden someplace that an octogenarian can get to.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Papillon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:58 am

Guy I work with is hot after this. He keeps poking around the area north of West Yellowstone where the Madison River comes in. I told him that is the Gary, IN of grizzly bear territory and he better bring his Harry Callahan game or he'd end up a pile of scat. He has zero outdoor experience and has told stories of crossing creeks during spring runoff in which he has been jettisoned 50 yards downstream in seconds. He also confessed to accidentally bear-spraying his crotch.

On one of his trips, he packed in a few miles and fell in a creek. He woke up hours later buck naked with his right Zamberlan boot cut off, his DSLR gone, $200 in cash he had in his pocket sitting out, and the sun baking his Larry Bird-white physique for seemingly hours. This guy checks in at 6'2" 125 lbs so that would've been a brutal scene to stumble upon.

I told him it sounded like somebody slipped him something and then slipped him something.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Somewhat of a Prick » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:08 am

Papillon wrote:Guy I work with is hot after this. He keeps poking around the area north of West Yellowstone where the Madison River comes in. I told him that is the Gary, IN of grizzly bear territory and he better bring his Harry Callahan game or he'd end up a pile of scat. He has zero outdoor experience and has told stories of crossing creeks during spring runoff in which he has been jettisoned 50 yards downstream in seconds. He also confessed to accidentally bear-spraying his crotch.

On one of his trips, he packed in a few miles and fell in a creek. He woke up hours later buck naked with his right Zamberlan boot cut off, his DSLR gone, $200 in cash he had in his pocket sitting out, and the sun baking his Larry Bird-white physique for seemingly hours. This guy checks in at 6'2" 125 lbs so that would've been a brutal scene to stumble upon.

I told him it sounded like somebody slipped him something and then slipped him something.

Holy s**t :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Papillon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:35 am

I told his boss if he gave me the TH info, I'd probably be able to locate his camera in an hour. What is scary is I think this guy actually knows the ballpark location of the treasure. His boss told me the guy tracked down and read all of the books listed in the source material. He doesn't have much else going on so maybe? Just a hunch, I guess. The guy is not an idiot (despite the story) and has disposable income.

Another guy I work with started talking to this guy about it and he ventured off to the four corners area in search of the treasure. This guy is about 5'8" 275 lbs and got a shotgun leveled at him while poking around private property day one.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Jay521 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:51 am

Saw this today...

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/01/mi ... se-closed/

Be careful out there!
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by CarpeDM » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:04 pm

Papillon wrote:I told his boss if he gave me the TH info, I'd probably be able to locate his camera in an hour. What is scary is I think this guy actually knows the ballpark location of the treasure. His boss told me the guy tracked down and read all of the books listed in the source material. He doesn't have much else going on so maybe? Just a hunch, I guess. The guy is not an idiot (despite the story) and has disposable income.

Another guy I work with started talking to this guy about it and he ventured off to the four corners area in search of the treasure. This guy is about 5'8" 275 lbs and got a shotgun leveled at him while poking around private property day one.
Hilarious! These stories made my day!
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by spiderman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:47 pm

Pursuing Fenn's treasure is even more dangerous than county highpointing, and almost as insane!
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by RBski » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:39 am

Alright, now I am interested... and there goes my productivity for today.
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