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I am new to this chat and just finished my first search in Montana and Yellowstone. I had what I thought were some really good solves but when I got there I started to realize many of them were not only impossible for an older man to get to but impossible for me to search either because of the terrain or the distance(no way it could be done in two trips in one afternoon). I also had my family with me and their fear of Bears and going off trail seriously hampered my ability to do any serious searching. Still it was an incredible vacation and a great adventure. I found an amazing blaze in a rockwall that if it wasn't THE BLAZE it sure should have been. The only problem was it was on Private land and I cant imagine Forrest would have placed it on someones property. I looked it up on Montana property maps and it was commercially owned. I called and asked if I could hike through their property and was told no so I did not search it.

I was able to search one of my solve areas, found a few things that could be blazes, and the thrill of looking under and around those places with even the slightest chance it might be the treasures location made the whole vacation worthwhile. In one spot someone had recently moved a rock so I guess I wasn't the only one who thought they had found the blaze there.

I will be back someday with some new solves and some more adventurous partners. After being there in person my advice to anyone going on their first search would be to do your research and make sure your solves are accessible. Things look very easy to get to on Google Earth but in real life they are much more dangerous.
Welcome to the chase and the chat, gcetrulo...

Glad you and family enjoyed your trip...Guess you understand the 'thrill' now...Imagination and expectation can be exhilarating...

Good luck in future endeavors...
Welcome - very exciting! My second BOTG was even better than my first, so you are beginning on a great journey. Best stories and experiences. Welcome!