Goldbeard  LbNA # 41351

OwnerFront Range Hiker      
Placed DateJun 30 2008
CountyJefferson
LocationBlackhawk, CO
Boxes1
Found ByCW Sun Seeker
Last UpdateJan 31 2009

Clues

Goldbeard heard that his old pirate buddy was finding great treasures in Colorado. In fact, he heard that Silverbeard was just swishing a pan in the stream and finding large chunks of gold in the pan’s bottom. That sounded much easier than the plundering and pillaging Goldbeard was doing to make a living.

He traveled to Denver, bought supplies and a mule, and decided to follow Clear Creek to Blackhawk where the new fangled placer mining was making millionaires. If he found a gold deposit in the rocks, he’d never have to work again! Along the way, he spied the perfect place to stake his claim. If you’d like to find Goldbeard, you’ll have to decipher his scribbling and plan in advance for your visit.

I found directions to his claim, but it looks shifty to me.

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QBTT UIF USBJM JOGPSNBUJPO TJHO

DPOUJOVF UISV UXP V UVSOT JO UIF USBJM

UIFO UISV AB TXJUDICBDL BOE BOPUIFS V UVSO

BGUFS QBTTJOH UISV UIF TFDPOE TXJUDICBDL

GJOE KVOJQFS TUVNQ PO EPXOIJMM TJEF PG USBJM

MPPL VOEFS USBJMTJEF SPDL BU JUT CBTF

Box is a camoflagued lock and lock container. It contains a hand carved stamp, hand made journal and first finder certificate. Please bring your own ink. Remember to REHIDE well. Thanks!

Note: This trail has alternate use days on weekends. Hikers and bikers share the trail weekdays, but alternate on weekend days. Odd = hike, even = bike. Check the park’s web site for additional closures.