If you happen to be near Pagosa Springs you might want to stop by the Blue Spruce at the bottom of Wolf Creek Pass. I was there last August with my fishing buddies. My second day there while enjoying some ribs and cold beer the owner of this beautiful resort sat down to join me and the conversation got around to Forrest Fenn. To my surprise the owner had a very interesting story around the treasure. A few weeks earlier a treasure hunter asked if he could empty the ice machine at the registrar’s office. He even offered to buy all the ice in the cooler. This being a rather strange request the hunter offered his theory on the treasure’s whereabouts. Seems the hunter believed the treasure was in the ice machine. I replied with all the clues in the poem and assumed they would rule out any chance of the trove being anywhere around Wolf Creek Pass but to my surprise the owner gave me examples of every clue. Warm waters are nearby, there are two ranches owned by Brown in the area and just up the road a waterfall that freezes in the winter and somewhere nearby is a lost treasure left by a French troupe. My interest peaked, I started asking around and I got some great info at the Pagosa Springs sporting goods store One of the owners there show me some maps of the area and told me how to get on the river near the Brown Ranch. This is public land easily accessible by boat and or a hard to find turn out. After looking for this turn out I headed back to get directions a second time. This second trip I found the turn out. After looking around I found an old gas line with a bleed off pipe about fifteen feet in height. This is a pipe where you would see a large flame when the gas is burned off. Blaze came to mind and you can bet I gave the area a good look over. The owner back at the sports store said when he was last out in that area he saw an older gentleman walking around the area. I plan to bring photos of Fenn next time I go and get the owner to tell me if that was who he saw.
This post never got posted till now. I must of done something wrong and just missed it. anyway the story is too good to leave it out.