Stop at the first turn-out past Lamar Ranger Research Station. The turn out is on the left side of Highway 212 about a half mile west or down stream. Remember only verses 2, 4 and 6 are leading the reader to the treasure. Verses 1,3 and 5 are true but they are only meant to distract the reader. Verse 2 tells where to start and where to put in.
The “wise” may find the blaze. A little history, as before, leads to the three references to the treasure’s location. The famous Blaze of 1988 started in Quartz Creek about a half mile north of Lamar Ranger Station and later the blaze that threatened Cooke City crossed the Lamar River just up from the Lamar River Canyon. A picture of where it crossed can be found on the internet. National Geographic refers to the 1988 fire as “The Blaze” in the headline. The matriarch wolf of the pack living in the Lamar Canyon has a name and her name is Blaze. She was shot a few years ago and is no longer living. Looking from the car into the valley from the turn out you can see the blaze especially in September when the treasure was hidden by lonesome Forrest Fenn. It is then that the valley is ablaze with cottonwoods as they turn color.
Forrest is a active member of the Wild Bill Cody Museum in Cody, Wyoming just outside the Northeast Gate of YNP. This is the way he would come to spend his summers away from his dreaded school life in Lubbock, Texas. The museum has a black bow tie ball in September. Oh, by the by, Gary Brown is the founder of the Forest Ranger’s Museum. Lots of history for an antiques dealer’s poem.
Find the blaze and “quickly look down.” There are three groups of cottonwoods one south of Lamar Station and two more as you look down from there. After that “just heavy loads and water high.” Boulders the size of cars says a brochure on places to stop and look in the YNP but that is in verse 5 to mislead the reader. A blaze or mark on a tree won’t last long because the bears claw the trees until the bark is almost completely torn away. Thus “no place for the meek.”
The next part will divulge the last verse’s clue “in the wood.”
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There were over 250 separate fires in Yellowstone in the 88 blaze. The first fire started at Storm Creek (not quartz – which is below the ranger station you reference) and largest of which was called the Red fire which combined with the Shoshone (later referred to as the Shoshone Fires)
additional references to the blaze of 88 http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/upload/firesupplement.pdf
Paul, thanks for the correction. The time line ref is very helpful. I did not find Storm Creek in the Lamar Valley but it is worth a look.
Any clues will be long standing things like rocks and historical markers…this is made to explore natural landmarks….since he hid the treasure in 1986
Bill sorry to be late on this but better than never. I like that we agree that the blaze must be long lasting. Fenn put the chest where ever in 2010 or 2011 but he knew where he was going to hide it in 1986. So this blaze had to be there for at least that long.
He hid the treasure in 2010…..
At a book signing in Santa Fe NM Forrest stated he would not state when he hid the treasure because he was afraid that info would be used to figure out where he went. Rentals air flight and the like. I know the time was 2010 or 2009 but you may have some very valuable info about 2010 especially if you knew the date. I think it was hidden in Sept. as he would have been in Cody, Wyoming at the Wild Bill Cody Museum. Good comment sorry for the time it took to answer had computer crash.
Nope. Go to Tincan ( tin can), Alaska. 😉