Fenn hid the treasure during the Great Recession to "cheer folks up and get them off their couches and into the great outdoors," according to NPR. "Sure, I'm eccentric," he says. "I pride myself on being eccentric. I don't want to go down the center line like a lot of people do."
If you're going after Curly's gold in some kind of modern City Slickers 2 getaway, Fenn says to be careful. Go with a partner, bring GPS, and don't go hunting if snow and ice haven't melted. The treasure is in a 10-by-10 bronze box that weighs about 40 pounds. He told the New York Times the contents include "265 gold coins, hundreds of gold nuggets, hundreds of rubies, eight emeralds, two Ceylon sapphires, many diamonds, two ancient Chinese jade carvings, pre-Columbian gold bracelets and fetishes, and more."