Bring the robbery team together – another $20,000 treasure is in search

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.”

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John Maxim and David Cline released the first guide for their latest Utah Treasure Hunt Friday: This Google image, along with the note, “This is our first official idea and starting point. We haven’t announced how or if this works with the bulletin board.”

Keep up with the latest clues by following Maxim and Cline on Instagram: @onthejohn and @the.cline.fam.

In addition, the teams will join the online leaderboard, which will allow them to see which teams are farther away.

Treasure hunts have never been so fun and games. Last year, while searching for the $10,000 prize, a 49-year-old man sustained a foot injury that required 25 search and rescue crew members to help him back down Ferguson Canyon. County officials said at the time that they encountered a lot of people who weren’t prepared for the hiking conditions that day.

Maxim urged people to be well prepared when hiking, and added that this search includes more locations in the city than previous searches.

Beyond that, treasure hunters must discover the clues themselves.

“We’re not really talking about whether the billboard and the picture we just released go together,” Maxim said.

Klein added that they were “stunned” by the positive reaction, and said they like to follow people on social media as they attack the clues in different ways.

“We just heard the most amazing and inspiring stories,” he said. “It’s one of the main reasons I keep doing it every year, just because it’s been amazing and positive.”

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