Life should be full of adventure.

This is ours.

As brothers, we really got into Forrest Fenn's hidden treasure along with our families. When it was found (not by us) we were heartbroken and surprised at how quickly we missed the "thrill of the chase". It was then that we realized we could do something amazing for everyone who felt like us: people who want something more or something different from the day-to-day grind; people who are looking for opportunities to explore and solve puzzles.

And thus, Legend Has It was born during a world-wide pandemic via late night video chats between SoCal and the mountains of New Mexico. We are starting our hunts in North America with Europe soon to follow (we're looking at you, Corona virus), but we plan to expand all over. So let's tip our hats to Forrest Fenn and continue the "thrill of the chase".

Nate

Hi, Nate here. I am a proud father of 4 and am married to my dream-come-true. I grew up amid potato farms and loved it, yet somehow found myself in DC multiple times as I decided grad school was fun enough to do twice. I am a passionate mathematician/statistician and have worked on fascinating projects including machine learning (who hasn't done that nowadays?), cryptography, ethical hacking, quantum computing and cryptocurrencies. But while I love working on hard problems, I learned an important truth about myself: a desk job isn't my thing.

My wife joked that I should apply to be an overqualified bicycle tour guide in Italy, where we had lived for some time. It shouldn't have surprised her when I did. Not long earlier I had returned from a 3 week bicycle trip with a buddy where we followed the Rhine river from its head in Switzerland to its end at the North Sea in the Netherlands. We were too cheap for hotels and too adventurous for silly things like maps. Living "homeless" but with a destination proved to be an action-packed adventure full of memorable experiences: from nearly dying in Switzerland to sleeping in a brothel while lost and hypothermic.

I collect slide rules and my favorite game is Go; I wish I had opportunities to play it more (why does everyone want to play Chess with me?). When I grow up I want to live on a catamaran, to be a free-diver and an astronaut and to drive a jeep so my oldest son will think I'm cool.

andy

Growing up in a small farming community means you need to get creative. We didn’t have much for entertainment, so we often lived in our imaginations while exploring the desert and river bottoms. This left me with a deeply ingrained sense for adventure and love for the outdoors to this day. The wilderness has become my personal refuge. A place where I can be at peace and reset. In fact, it had a big role in helping me while living in a large city in the Netherlands and studying for my masters degree in aerospace engineering. I often found myself having anxiety/panic attacks and the only thing that helped was hopping on my bike and riding along the canals to the quiet farms. It wasn't until a few years later we discovered I'd been suffering from chronic mild/moderate depression likely since a young teenager. Today its under control, but my drive to explore the outdoors will never be. It's part of who I am.

My favorite adventure of all time started when I met my wife. We have three fantastic children together who we adore and take along with us on our family adventures. The current chapter in our lives has taken us to California where I’m putting my master’s degree to good use.

In conversation I can talk your ear off about wilderness survival or the latest in space flight. My wife thinks I'm an interesting combination of a hick and a nerd, but with how many nights I've spent looking up at the stars I think the two go hand-in-hand.

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Living in Southern California has been amazing for its year-round opportunities to hike, swim, and camp. Anyone else loving the weather right now? Nate and I have been working nonstop to launch our first crowdfunded treasure hunt. It’s coming soon. Hang tight! 🤙🏻 Andy
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We are loving the weather in Southern Cali right now. ☀️ We are always on the look out for future places for crowdfunded treasure hunts. Want one by you? Drop a location below and tell us why your spot is a hidden gem! 👇🏼 
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Unlock your imagination. Unleash your potential. Crowdfunded treasure hunts will be launching VERY soon! Check out our website (link in bio). Follow the adventure. Share the happiness! Join the Legend. 
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Crowdfunded treasure hunts coming to North America and Europe. We are putting the final touches on the launch. We are getting excited to start the countdown! 
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Hey guys, Andy here. We are so excited to launch our first hunt. The first coin is hidden. The clues are written. It’s so close! We ran outside and took a break from the website, lawyers, research and unplugged. Hiking is at its best in SoCal right now. Anyone else taking a relaxing break this weekend? Crowdfunded treasure hunts are coming and we can’t wait to share. Link in bio. 🤙🏻
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We got excited about crowdfunded treasure hunts across North America and Europe. We got even more excited because other people got excited. 🎉 We plan to launch in other locations as the world opens back up to travel. Thanks for following. It means a lot. Stay turned for our launch of our first hunt, give aways, news and other Legend Has It happenings. 👍🏻 We are always looking for ideas for hunts outside of North America and Europe. Is it open where you live? Are there travel restrictions? Drop info below! 
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We’ve been busy planning, working on website details, starting a blog, dealing with lawyers and putting the finishing touches on our first crowdfunded treasure hunt. 🎉 We are so excited to tell you our first hunt is launching soon! Sweet giveaways are coming. Get ready, it’s about to get super exciting around here! 🙌🏻 
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Sometimes four wheel drive isn’t enough and we pull out the chains to continue our adventure. Do you think it’s worth it? We do! 🗻
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“JOBS FILL YOUR POCKETS, BUT ADVENTURES FILL YOUR SOUL.” – JAIME LYN BEATTY
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Well, Legend Has It is here to do both for you. 🙌🏻 An adventure that can fill your pockets! Crowdfunded treasure hunts coming soon to North America and Europe. Get excited. Link in bio. 
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Legend Has It was created during a worldwide pandemic between the mountains of New Mexico and SoCal. Our mission here at Legend Has It is to build enigmatic treasure hunts among nature's hidden gems and bring together an engaging community of explorers. What’s your favorite hidden gem you’ve explored?

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Anyone else dreaming of summer? 🙋🏼‍♂️ Crowdfunded treasure hunts will be launching soon! Check out our website (link in bio). Follow the adventure. Spread the excitement! Join the Legend. 
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Guess what. We travel. We travel with kids. We hike. We hike with kids. We camp. Yep, we camp with kids. They are our greatest adventure and we take them on all of ours. And through all the long fights, extended drives and changing multiple time zones, we came up with some tips if you have a little tribe you travel with (or hope to travel with). Blog coming soon! Link in bio. 
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