John Maxim, left, and David Klein review $20,000 on their latest treasure hunt. Friends have released the first guide that will lead the treasure hunters through a series of challenges and puzzles as they search for the prize. (Caitlin Bancroft, KSL.com)
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Sandy – You want a team for this.
Someone who is good at zeros. a wanderer. teenage person Think of it as a robbery team, where everyone has a specific job. It will also help if your team members are in multiple counties because clues are more prevalent than ever.
These are the main points of the advice John Maxim and David Klein give to treasure hunters looking for the latest $20,000 prize stashed somewhere in the state.
It’s the second official Treasure Hunt in Utah this summer, and the fifth by Maxim, a local real estate investor, and Cline.
The friends staged their first treasure hunt two years ago during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when they hid $5,000 in hopes of getting people out of the world and taking their minds off the state of the world.
Thousands of people accepted the challenge, did it again the following year, and raised the prize to $10,000. It proved popular – they estimated that 20,000 people joined in the adventure – they made a third treasure hunt with an incentive of $20,000, and a fourth for the same amount earlier this year.
The last search will be the second to include QR codes as evidence. About 25 billboards advertising the event went up on Friday, and local brand Kodiak Cakes joined in at this time, saving money for QR codes, billboards and other costs.
It all adds up to a series of challenges, puzzles, and clues that must be solved in the correct order to find the treasure.
Children can participate, too. Maxim and Cline currently run the Jr. The second Treasure Hunt, for kids, in which participants take the prizes they find — cash, gift cards, candy, games — and leave something fun for the next group.
Klein said he and Maxim usually do the last hunt of the year in the fall. However, the last one was solved in just eight days, so they want to give people an extra challenge before the summer is over.
They didn’t want to guess how long the new challenge would take.
“Every time we think we’ve finally beaten the internet, we get humbled pretty quickly,” Klein said.
Maxim and Cline released their first guide on Friday, Google Image, along with the note, “This is our first official guide and starting point. We haven’t released how or if this works with the bulletin board.”