Wesley Weber wants to give you anywhere from $1,000-$10,000 to explore Utah’s incredible natural areas. The only catch is that you have to actually go out and find it.
Weber said he has spent the last two-and-a-half years saving up gold, silver, and other valuables to hide in 10 treasure chests that he’s now scattered across Utah’s outdoors for others to find.
“There’s from $1,000 to $10,000 in gold and silver around 10 different spots in Utah,” Weber told KSL during a recent interview. “We want everyone—all the families—to take their little kids and find them, but it’s a big find—a really big find.”
He first started posting on social media on July 14 about the treasure hunt on his @utahshiddentreasures Instagram profile. KLS News reports that he posted his first clue video on his “Expedition Utah” channel. In the video, Weber reads a rhymed riddle that tells the location of the first hidden treasure chest.
But why would someone be stashing free money across Utah? Weber, who runs an expedition business, says he wants to challenge people to explore and appreciate Utah’s outdoors. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Weber put a national parks pass in each treasure chest as a bonus.
“We’ve just been trying to find all of these cool places in Utah people don’t frequent and there are so many,” Weber said. “We want everybody to take their families out.”