But that adventure is finally over. The treasure was found.
“It was under the canopy of stars in the lush, wooded vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and did not move from where I hid it more than 10 years ago,” Fenn wrote in his announcement. “I don’t know the person who found it, but the song in my book brought it to the exact spot.”
The treasure, which is estimated to be worth more than a million dollars, was a way for Fenn to encourage people to explore nature and give hope to people affected by the Great Recession, he said.
Traces leading to the treasure spot are included in the 24-line poem published in Fenn’s 2010 autobiography “The Excitement of the Chase”.
“I congratulate the thousands of people who took part in the search and hope that they will continue to be attracted by the promises of other discoveries,” Fenn said on his website.