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New Treasure Hunter
04-08-2017, 08:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-08-2017, 08:47 PM by Urban_Archaeologist.)
New Treasure Hunter
Kpro - you are too funny. We are traveling up to Montana in our motorhome -- and we come prepared with an arsenal of bear spray, wine and other necessities.

Why does information go missing? I would think most on here would be interested to see what others thought and if they were right/wrong in their thoughts <?>.

Finding what equates to a shoe box in the massive potential search area means you probably have a better chance of being hit by lightening than finding it....but what the heck, you only life once, right?

Are you going back out this year, Kpro?
04-08-2017, 08:53 PM,
New Treasure Hunter
Nice. I want a motor home but can't convince my better half.

I will defer on the deleted question as a newbie here I posted about not allowing it and was out voted my lots. Many post and deleted or purposely deceive to throw a searcher off. Hey, only one will get the TC so I guess I get it. You can search for the answer.

I am unsure on the timing of my next trip. Will take the entire family if I go, but I am thinking of a breakthrough on the solve before I go. I have something I am researching now that may end up being that but won't know until I research more.

I believe Ff in what he says in stopping from a few rabbit holes via scrapbooks and words and I might be naive to do so but that is my plan.


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04-08-2017, 11:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-08-2017, 11:51 PM by Andrew Jef.)
RE: New Treasure Hunter
(04-08-2017, 08:31 PM)Urban_Archaeologist Wrote: Thanks Andrew Jef. You seem like a good guy. We got an 'alert' that bears were coming out of their dens in certain areas. Just the thought makes me a little nervous. Did buy one of those marine horns (you really should read the reviews on amazon for the product -- highly amusing), bear spray, and I do have a .375 because a girl can never be too careful in my opinion). And before anyone wants to start lecturing on guns and parks, etc., am very much up to speed on and do's and don'ts, thank you very much.

Seems like a lot of folks (me included, so no passing judgment by any means) get an idea or theory in their head, then that quickly becomes THE only solution (because, duh).....and the more you "look" into the poem and what you perceive to be clues from other writings, videos, articles - only stand to solidify that your solve is THE solve above all others. Then it keeps you up at night. This can be a little addictive if you let it.

But maybe that's just me. Wink

Anyway - Best of luck to you as well. Sounds like you were "this close" on your May 2016 Treasure Hunting Expedition. Hope your next hunt is the 'one.' I'll be happy to share the trials and tribulations of our expedition when we're out in Montana this May. Will serve as comic relief if nothing else.

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Urban, it takes a good eye for detail to correctly solve the poem, IMO.
You mentioned a .375. All those I've seen are rifles, suitable for large
game (i.e., rhinos?). I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt,
and take it to mean that you weren't mistaken (meaning .357, as in
.357 magnum). A rifle is relatively unwieldy, as you would know, and
also relatively heavy. But it appears that at least you won't be
surprising any bears.

I never got as "close" as I wanted to be on my first BOTG hike -- I
think I got within about 1/4 mile of the correct "specific search area".
It was only on my second trip that I saw the things that convinced
me that this is the right place. These things were not visible on google
earth. But what I did see convinced me that I was in the place that
is so special to FF.

On my first and second search hikes, I didn't bring a camera or
smartphone. But this summer, I plan to. It should make it easier to
"zero in" on the place I want to be, because I can use google earth
to determine the gps coordinates of where I want to search.

Good luck to you and others in your search party. Please keep safety
a high priority.

P.S. I won't lecture you about guns if you won't lecture me about
"confirmation bias" and the possibility of my solve being lame.
04-09-2017, 12:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-09-2017, 01:12 PM by Urban_Archaeologist.)
New Treasure Hunter
AndrewJef - Yes, that was a typo - 357...small, fits perfectly in my chest holster and if nothing else, I feel a little more secure, even though I'm more Barney Fife than Dirty Harry. If I run into a rhino out there, supposed I'm a goner either way - mind and body. I do pack quite a bit of camera gear as well, and have one of those small DJI Mavic drones that we can send up, if permissible. So I'll be dealing with my own heavy load.

No lecturing from me on anything, as I am not one to judge someone's search for the chest. Your guess is as good as anyone's and I'm sure it's not 'lame' what-so-ever. You seem to have your wits about you and are looking deep into the poem. I have confirmation bias as much as anyone does. It's difficult not to when it comes right down to it.
Google earth is a bit wonky when it comes to imaging.

If I come out of it with a couple of good stories that don't involved bears, I'll be happy.

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(04-08-2017, 08:53 PM)Kpro Wrote: I am unsure on the timing of my next trip. Will take the entire family if I go, but I am thinking of a breakthrough on the solve before I go. I have something I am researching now that may end up being that but won't know until I research more.

You should take the whole fam on the next adventure. That's what it's all about. Are they interested in the whole treasure thing? My better half humors me but I did catch him and the dog taking a peek at one of Fenn's books. Curiosity getting the better of them, perhaps.

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