In 2015, Forrest Fenn, an art dealer, and poet hid roughly $2 million gold coin statues and nuggets in a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Following this, he released a poem which serves as a map. The treasure of a lifetime can be found using the poem riddled with clues and hints.
— Toby Kinney (@tobykdotcom) March 13, 2016
Unfortunately, the search had led some people to explore dangerous parts of the mountain resulting in two deaths. Randy Bilyeu, up and moved to Colorado to search for the treasure full time. He was last seen alive on January 5th. Because of this, police are requesting Fenn dig up his treasure and end this charade.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 20, 2017
Fenn has declined to do so, citing that 9 people die a year from Grand Canyon related incidents, yet there is no request to close it down. He also says that his treasure is not hidden in a dangerous part of the mountains. No one SHOULD be getting hurt.
So should you feel bold enough to live out your Indiana Jones fantasy then, by all means, go for it. In all seriousness, I wouldn’t recommend it considering people have actually died from the search.