Season Ending For Forrest Fenn’s Treasure and Today Show?

Winter is knocking, snow is falling and it is cold out there.  Cold too are the clues we hoped for on the Today Show.  The treasure is safe and under a white blanket so it is time for reflection.  Not much new info on the blogs as I can tell, so I thought I would put out some new ideas to kick around.  First a few questions: Why has the Today Show stopped airing the monthly clues?  How can Fenn be sure the treasure will be waiting for us in the spring? Does Fenn’s statement about the treasure (saying it was not buried) mean anything?

Okay, here is some info you may be able to use.  There is an old road from Mammoth Springs to Gardiner.  This road may be hiked and at times auto travel is also allowed.  The road is seldom used and mostly unknown to visitors of the Park.  There are a number of clues in that area, and it could be passed by on the way down the canyon.  Joe Brown lived in Gardiner with his wife. He also lived in Cinnabar just north of Gardiner and mined just south in Bear Gulch.  Uncle Joe also lived in Cooke City outside the north east gate of the Yellowstone. This is the gate closest to Cody Wy. and Cody is frequented by Forrest.  Now for you history and art buffs, keep in mind that the poem has many references to people’s names and places. For instance, the Wise River off the Madison, not far from Firehole;  Brown who painted the Mammoth Springs, and Ranger Brown of the Yellowstone.  There it is, some old and some new ideas.  I have three new places to look and one is closer to Mammoth than it is to the home of Brown but it fits with Warm Springs up at Silver Gate. I feel Forrest took a drive in the fall after attending a meeting in Cody.  He went into the Yellowstone and hid the treasure within 500 ft of the highway , and got back in time for lunch with his wife in Cody.  Am I sure of this? No, but that’s my intuitive side being expressed.

I wonder why bloggers who follow my blog are not making comments here, on this blog?  If there ever was something that I have written to offend please let me know and I’ll make amends.  Finally, I would like to team up with those looking in the Yellowstone.  I believe it is near or in the Park.

Please, someone start a blaze and warm up our winter. Give us something new to get excited about.

Author: captpappy

Teacher, counselor, therapist, coach and a treasure hunter with 40 years of teaching and coaching people from kindergarten to sports professionals. Helping people achieve their goals is what I do. I taught K-12 and university level in Physical Education, Biology, life skills, and transitions. I have a Masters in Social Work with a mental health concentration and worked with families, adolescents, and chemically dependent groups. Treasure hunting is my new passion for the last eight years.

5 thoughts on “Season Ending For Forrest Fenn’s Treasure and Today Show?”

  1. Thanks for your insight, I’ve been reading many blogs trying to get new ways of thinking about this poem and I appreciate your site! Thanks!


    1. Thank you Steve/ I hope to hear some of your ideas. I believe it is very hard to find Fenn’s hiding place even with all of these clues. They only fit from where to begin it and that place is by or in a canyon. If we get that correct we can drive to the blaze and look quickly down/


  2. CaptPappy…I have read MANY, MANY, MANY blogs on the Fenn Treasure, and your’s is the only one that actually is right up my alley (thinking). Great job, and keep it coming.

    Perhaps I will have to meet you out there with my Metal Detector and go hunting with you. I have some other ideas of places based upon some significant research. Feel free to send me an email and we can discuss more.


  3. I think everyone has great ideas, however from what I’ve gathered, every one is going way too in depth with this poem.

    I also believe Fenn most likely left instructions, or perhaps an offer of some sort in the chest; a note if you will, describing to the founder how or what to do with the treasure when found.

    In the case he didn’t, you can only assume the correct action to take when discovering such a treasure, would be to keep absolutely silent about it.

    That being said, I’d like to believe the treasure is still out there, since I just stumbled upon this fascinating adventure. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already found it and is just keeping to the code of omerta, assuming the chest will be discovered on greedy government land.

    Thanks for the interesting read and good luck!



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