Forrest says if you search in the winter your not too bright, to put it nicely. Well here is a place I went to on Dec. 23 so color me dumb. I chose to go because I was in need of an adventure and the big snows were coming the next week. I was not the only one showing their ignorance there were lots of tracks in the snow. Besides I had a friend come with me.
Balance is the key to enjoying your life. So after my last look of the year 2019 I warmed up.
Ok, it is not a good idea to look in the winter but I believe in the saying “do nothing out of fear but rather out of love. “
Did you know that most people who get in trouble with hypothermia do it in the spring? They don’t plan for rain or wind that changes temp rapidly so they find themselves without the proper dress and lose their body heat. Remember my favorite Mark Twain saying ” the coldest winter I ever saw was a summer in San Francisco.”
I have studied with a friend who actually was sent to teach igloo building to Eskimos. My friend also started making clothes and sleeping bags made from foam rubber. He actually soaked his sleeping bag in a creek and then slept in it. This eagle scout promoted camping without fires. Fires scar the ground and melt snow. Both are bad for ecological reasons while creating water. If you get wet in the winter you will quickly get into trouble. Hypothermia and frost bite await a wet hiker.
I have camped alone in the winter in the mountains more than once. Made mistakes along the way but It can be done and it can be pleasurable. It all comes down to preparation . Dress in layers don’t sweat and have water proof clothes. Use skies, snow shoes, and walking sticks. Stay out of water and off the ice. Use a map and know where you are and where you are going. Tell others where you are going and when you’ll be there and don’t change from those plans unless you tell them again of the new changes.
Hey stupid is what stupid does a person can be stupid anytime of year and in any area of the world. Winter is not scary but the wilderness is full of death summer, winter, spring, or fall. The winter comes with its own dangers. Getting wet is the worst things that can happen but the snow can cover many traps also. It is best to stay on ski and groomed trails. Don’t go on ground you don’t know for a fact is safe. Don’t go where an avalanche could occur. The more I write the louder this voice is saying wait for early summer.
I believe the blaze is white so winter snow is going to hide the blaze and if the treasure is under something ( which it is) it is also under snow. If you don’t go where a 79 year old man couldn’t go and you dress for the weather never going more the 3/4 of a mile from the car with skis or snow shoes phone in hand and perhaps a gun I think you won’t be doing stupid. I think you’ll be in an adventure, but I feel your chances of finding the treasure would be zero until spring. The treasure has been waiting for 10 years Summer is only 5 months away.
I want to give a shout out to Kpro and Cow. They are fun and give out a lot of info on the chase. I will be at their World of Fenn poker tournament. Also kudos to Cynthia Meacham who worked hard to get some new info out to us searchers.
Other websites are also fun but I warn you most sites have wrong and misleading information, not on purpose but its a big telephone game. One such situation was the time a vlog member told me that the chest is not in water. That’s wrong, Forrest said the chest is not underwater. Forrest said the chest is wet. So the chest is wet but not underwater. For me , I look around water but if I falsely believe it is not in water then that changes things and I would be mislead. I use this example as even insiders can be misleading.
Finally again I have a new place to look and again it is better than ever. I will tell all this spring. I would love to tell my solve on the Kpro vlog but I don’t want people their until I look. But I would love to compare different solves. I think Cow is logical and will not find holes in my solve but Kpro is so deep I want to hear her opinion. If this gets out to yous guys will there be a meet up in West Yellowstone again this year? I propose a remote viewing up in West Yellowstone. I volunteer my services.