Organizers John Maxim and David Cline announced the finders of the treasure on Saturday, June 11 on Instagram.
The treasure was found by three people, a married couple from Kaysville and the wife’s brother. It was at the North Ogden Divide near Ben Lomond Peak Trail. They say they will split the money between their families and take a fun trip.
This is the third year of the event and the previous record for finding the treasure was 17 days. The organizers of the hunt said they give the hunt 30 days but the this year’s treasure was found in a little over one week, so we now have a new Utah treasure hunt record.
Here were the clues for the treasure hunt:
The first clue reads like a poem:
Start your search with each cool morning
Think of how they would send a warning
Around or through where two birds feed
Look down on your faithful steed
Rest a moment when that’s done
Then turn now from the rising sun
Around the heart but don’t yet stop
Wave as you pass Weathertop
Left or right it’s up to you
One is better though both will do
You’ll know your close with branches swinging
Listen to the hills all singing
Kiss the tree that’s all alone
And find the chest beneath the stone
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“You should have cell phone service the entire time. From the road to the chest.”
Organizers released the boundaries in which eager hunters should search for the treasure:
The next treasure hunt is slated to start on Saturday, August 6.