So this video has a pretty good explanation of a solve for the Fenn treasure hunt.For those that don't know, almost a decade ago Forrest Fenn put around 1 million dollars worth of gold and jewels into a metal box and put it somewhere out in the wilderness. At the same time he published a book with clues for how to find it. Until a few weeks ago, no one had (credibly) publicly come out to say they had found it yet and the author had agreed that it hadn't been found.
Well, now it seems that someone has a good solution to the clues, but claims the treasure is not there (anymore). I have followed this treasure hunt for a while, and I think the solution given is good, with three caveats:
I don’t see his reason for deciding the starting point was Bozeman. It seems instead that he worked backwards from first finding Blaze. Which is OK, but I want to know how Bozeman fits into the picture. Is Bozeman the last place outside Yellowstone where hot springs are found?
The photo evidence is shoddy and poor. I can’t see a damn thing in that image.
“Blaze” was always an obvious key to the solution. Did no one around that region know there was a Blaze mountain out there?
Other than those things I think the treasure seeker has done a good job of connecting all the dots.
It seems that once he solved it he emailed his solution to Fenn and awaited a response. When no response came he went out to the location (twice) to find the treasure, and claims that it was no longer there. I will be interested to see how this resolves.