When Forrest Fenn, a former Vietnam pilot turned millionaire art collector, was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer, he realized he needed to figure out what his legacy would be. Although he'd been toying around with the idea for more than 20 years, Fenn finally put the plan into action in 2010.
Fenn published a memoir and clues to lead people on a literal treasure hunt. He says that a few searchers have come close to the treasure chest, but no one has found it, yet.
The chest has an estimated $2 million worth of artifacts, diamonds, sapphires and gold nuggets inside.
Fenn's book, "The Thrill of the Chase," has nine clues to get you started. They're found in the body of a poem:
"As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold."