43 minutes | May 14, 2021

The Story Behind the Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunt

A decade ago, Santa Fe art dealer Forrest Fenn filled a box with a box with treasure, placed it somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, then published a poem containing clues to its location. Thousands of searchers would go looking for the loot, and five of them would die in the process before it was discovered last year. Nobody has followed this saga more closely than journalist Daniel Barbarisi, who broke the news of how the treasure was found and is now coming out with a book about the hunt. In this episode, our former host, Peter Frick-Wright, who published his own feature about the chase in 2015, digs deep with Barbarisi on the story that captured the world. This episode is brought to you by 303 protectants and cleaners, designed to take care of the vehicles you depend on for your adventures. Outside Podcast listeners get 20 percent off of all 303 products for a limited time at 303protectants.com when they use the promo code OUTSIDE2021.
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