The Thrill of the Chase

Forrest Fenn

(Click on the treasure to discuss the chase)

Forrest Fenn has hidden a treasure worth millions somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, and wrote a poem with clues leading to its location. It’s been since 2010 since it was hidden, and tens of thousands of people have tried to figure it out. If you can decipher the 9 clues hidden in this poem, you may be the one to find it.

The Poem

As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.

Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.

From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.

So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.