For the next week, I will be posting chapters of a journal from the time I quit an Appalachian Trail thru-hike to hitchhike across the country and look for Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
What I believed to be the location of the treasure was no secret. I posted the directions back in early 2018 in the hopes that someone more resourceful could locate a life-changing amount of money.
Now that the treasure has been found in Wyoming my story can finally be told, as it is less about the treasure and more about the adventure. I hope you enjoy the story.
Many people have searched for the Forrest Fenn Treasure only to come up empty-handed. Their solution to Forrest Fenn’s poem, which includes nine clues that allegedly reveal the location of a multi-million dollar treasure hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe, had failed to put the treasure in their hands when they reached their destination.
This isn’t that kind of story.
Maybe this is the story of the one treasure hunter that got within 200 feet that Forrest likes to mention. Because, despite my best effort, I could not go the final distance to the location. The treasure is most likely still sitting there, exactly where I thought it was, just out of my reach.
Or maybe not.
Maybe I am completely wrong about the location. That’s not what matters. This is the story of my adventure in looking for the treasure. This book exists not only to tell my story, but to reveal the location in the hope that it can be proved or disproved by someone who takes the time to go to the location.
Someone who learns from my mistake.
You can download the entire book of Quest in the West in PDF format here!