Old Wagon from the Santa Fe Trail days
This is the great question people ask me all the time. And I have to answer… well, Yes! I’ve found many treasures on the quest for Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest. I am constantly finding treasures; people, animals, bird feathers, close encounters of Eagle, Hawk, Mountain Lion, Snakes, rare rocks and semi-precious gemstones, cache’s, ancient ruins, wild horses, alluring caves, bones, pottery shards, Ghost Townes, Thunder and Lightening Gods speaking to me, Wisdom Whispering in the Wind, Songs sung to me in the Rivers, Chanting of the Trees, the company of a good Companion, the cool Forest mist on my face, the many fun events along the way that I’d never know if I didn’t leave my breezy Maui Island and travel on the road of The Thrill of the Chase. Here are just a few examples of the many treasures I’ve found on my Treasure Hunt Adventures…
Talking to the White Buffalo
Sacred and Rare….White Tatanka. How often do we get to see real Buffalo “Tatanka” in this world? It so good to see that the great Buffalo are gradually increasing their population and thriving in the West. It’s always a treat to see Wild Horses roaming free. And this year, there’s been so much rain and snow melt off that there is plenty of vegetation for the horses to eat. The wild horses are fat and healthy!
Semi-Precious Gemstones; Being that I am a gemstone jewelry artist, I absolutely LOVE finding gemstones and minerals in their organic raw forms such as these beauties are some examples of gemstones I find.
The “Barn Dance” in Taos is another special Treasure, as Great Songwriters of the West such as one of my favorites: Max Gomez, come and share their music while the dancers promenade their partners around the dance floor. Other vendors and attractions add to the festivities at the Barn Dance…
Max Gomez Songwriter
Wild Kat Medicine Show
Thriving in the Wild Wild West.
Adventures Aloft: Hot Air Balloons spread their Magic all across the skies in Northern New Mexico. One of my favorite areas to fly is the very dramatic Rio Grande Gorge. From there I get a great perspective of the territory I’m researching and places to search, a view of more discrete and accessible trails to where perhaps Forrest could’ve hidden his treasure.
Exploring Caves! Another one of my thrills while searching for the Forrest Fenn Treasure and adventuring in the Wild West is exploring caves! There are literally thousands of caves in Northern New Mexico. some of Forrest’s stories elude to the possibility that the Treasure may be hidden in a cave. Of all the caves I’ve been in, this one is no exception to beauty and fascination… all hand carved!!!
New Mexico Maverick. New Mexico is rich in culture with Spanish, Cowboys and Indians. Rodeo’s are popular and one very special one happens to be in an area near by where I’ve searched for over a year. The Maverick Rodeo occurs annually in Cimmarron. This was my very first Rodeo I’ve ever attended, and I had the privilege to join photographer Bill Curry and sit in the V.I.P. section right above the action!