The Chase

Welcome to the Chase.  You can use this area for general discussion about the clues, the poem, the book, or whatever you want to discuss related to the Chase.  For discussion of specific topics, I encourage you to check out the navigation bar at the top. Hover over each topic and you will find that some have drop-down menus.  Don’t forget to stop by the lounge from time to time to unwind a bit, or the couch if you think you might be going crazy.

As Forrest would say, “What do you think?”

Happy hunting,

Mike

373 thoughts on “The Chase

  1. scott:
    Was wondering if any one else stumbled across the quote FF made on 11-2-13 at Moby Dickens Book Shop ? At 14:43 into interview FF said, ” it was 15 years from the time I got cancer until the time I hid the treasure chest.” He has said he was diagnosedwith cancer in 1988. That would put hiding chest in 2003 ????? Any insights ?
    Thanks,

    This is the best way to search each treasure related website, open Google search box, enter your search terms after the website.

    site:www.ttotc.com 15 years cancer

    This should keep you busy. 🙂

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  2. Was wondering if any one else stumbled across the quote FF made on 11-2-13 at Moby Dickens Book Shop ? At 14:43 into interview FF said, ” it was 15 years from the time I got cancer until the time I hid the treasure chest.” He has said he was diagnosed with cancer in 1988. That would put hiding chest in 2003 ????? Any insights ?
    Thanks,

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  3. Has anyone here looked at the poem as someone else besides Fenn speaking?
    As I have gone alone in there
    and with my treasure bold,
    I can keep my secret where,
    and hint of riches new and old.
    “I” is Sacagawea, the only women to be included in the expedition of Lewis and Clarke. She had her first born infant son (her treasure) boldly strapped to her back for the journey. Her death, as well as her burial place, is a mystery, little is known of her after the journey. She is on the gold dollar coin.
    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.
    The expedition stopped for the winter in Mandan indian village because the missouri river was frozen. This is where they picked up Sacagawea to join them. “it” is indian trail. They followed missouri river into canyon of the missouri river breaks in montana, Sacagawea often rode in the canoe. They reach fork in the river, they take south fork because the water is clear and name that fork the jefferson river, the north fork is named the marias river. Jefferson river is the fork below the missouri , missouri is the birthplace of the unsinkable Molly 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.
    They reach the great falls. It takes them 3 weeks to carry their supplies around the falls. Grueling, backbreaking work to complete the 18 mile trip through prickly pear cactus, searing heat, baseball sized hail, etc…while pushing and pulling the canoes up and around the huge water fall.
    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.
    They come to another 3 way fork in the river. They continue on the jefferson fork, the other 2 are named the wisdom river and the ruby river. They reach the continental divide at Lemhi pass and hope to see a river flowing toward the pacific, thus ending their search for a water way though the mountains but are disappointed as there are only huge mountains ahead. Now, from here, you might think that the clues lead on to Lolo pass to cross into Idaho but first camp at what they named “travelers’ rest” ,where they spent a few days star gazing , just before crossing lolo pass along glade creek. (The coordinates for travelers’ rest are at the intersection of 12 and 93 in Montana just east of Idaho). But I think, since it is about Sacagawea, that the next spot to go and where the treasure is, is where she led the expedition to meet her people to get horses, supplies and a guide. This location can be found by reading the online journals of the expedition.
    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.
    Sacagawea went on the expedition because she had information and knowledge that was valuable to help the expedition find the way through the mountains that the others wanted to map for everyone. She went all the way to the pacific ocean with them and back again. I believe this is where she is speaking to her brother.
    (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.
    Sacagawea- hear me, listen,
    your be worthy
    if you brave in the wood.
    I give you title to the gold.
    spell out sacagawea for the name to the gold. The words left are a message from “her” if you listen good to them you hear “hear me, listen. You’ll be worthy if you braving the wood.”
    This solve follows the poem in complete sequential order, very straight forward with no messing of the poem. By the way, Sacagawea contains 9 letters and the words used in the poem are also commonly used in the journal entries. The way the words are put together also put me in mind of someone speaking them without a great grasp on the english language. Best of luck!!!

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    • I have studied the Lewis and Clark Expedition. At one point, just west of the Continental Divide, near present-day Dillon Montana, they turned their paddles into saddles (No paddle up your creek). It was named “Camp Fortunate” because Sacajawea coincidentally ran into her brother there, who provided help for the expedition. I wondered if it was significant that Camp Fortunate (now under water) is at exactly 45 degrees latitude. It has been awhile since I studied it, but I focused on that location as a possible solution for awhile.

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  4. Just wanted to share a picture for the TTOTC team. Fenn mentions John Colter. So I took this picture yesterday on my way up Cedar Mountain. Some good reading.

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  5. astree:
    E*

    I think it was the Bozeman article.I read it, will try to repost text later.Forrest said searchers were within 200 feet “as of today” … wonder what day that was.

    Astree –

    It had to be sometime before Aug 8, – the first time the article was published. Here is what the reporter said.

    As of today, Fenn has not heard of anyone finding his treasure, but he has received thousands of emails from people looking. Based on some emails, Fenn said he believes they have come within 200 feet of the treasure.
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    Please note that none of the above is in quotes. The entire article is fraught with miss statements – including the title – which says “Buried”.

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  6. We are currently camping in Sugarite Canyon State Park. We have searched it some and will continue to search it, but I have to admit, I AM losing hope. The area is SO big, and there are so many canyons. We went to Folsom Falls (FF) and ( I know. We’re bad.) climbed the fence, disregarding the no trespassing sign. I’m glad we did. It’s beautiful down in there, and it felt right. We were able to do a pretty good search before “the landowner” showed up and very politely told us that we needed to leave, which we did. He could have been a real jerk about it, but he was cool. I’m looking for a specific place called Brown’s Pocket Canyon (not to be confused with Soda Pocket Canyon) which is supposed to be right near the abandoned Yankee Coal Camp. But no one in the area seems to know what we’re talking about! We even spent a few hours in Raton at the courthouse researching past and present land owners to no avail. If anyone on here has any information regarding Brown’s Pocket Canyon, I would surely appreciate hearing what it is! I have to find this treasure! I can’t take this life of poverty much longer! Plus, I just LOVE gold! I get a very physical reaction when I see gold up close or handle it. It happened the first time back in the early 70s when I was a mere lad and my mother took my brothers and I to see the treasures of King Tut in Chicago. It gets hard to describe the physical symptoms in polite company. ; ) Yeah, so anyway, we will be here for a couple few more days, as I am pretty sure that Lake Maloya is WWWH. There will be more anecdotal tales of Wonder and Awe from your humble narrator in the days to come as our adventure continues to unfold. Peace.–A33

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    • ARGUS33 – It sounds like you’re having a great time exploring! I’ll bet you already have this link,…which I don’t think gives the specific whereabouts of Browns Pocket Canyon. But maybe having this handy will help the local folks guide you to it:

      familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Yankee_Mining_Camp,_Colfax_County,_New_Mexico

      Clicking on the map link might help you,…and the GPS coordinates of the Yankee Mining Camp are shown.

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      • Thank you E*. That is actually the one I found too, and it seems to be the ONLY reference to the place. Weird, huh? I gotta get out of this library and off their computers now.

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        • ARGUSS33 – If you change the map view to the terrain setting,…you can see the canyon and streams on that map link. The camp marker for the post office is a the mouth of it I think.

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          • Thanks E*. I tried what you suggested but still cannot seem to pin point this elusive Canyon. So frustrating.

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          • ARGUS33 – It is not named on the terrain view,…but you can clearly see that the post office in the Camp is at the mouth,…and it is the only canyon delineated by the outline shown in that view (with the streams coming down from the sides). If you are at a library,…I am sure someone there can confirm that.

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  7. astree:
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    Also E*.Are you the one who posted the link to the recent newspaper interview with Forrest… publidhed last Sundsy.Do you know when interview took place?

    www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/sunday/article_f7eb081a-1f54-11e4-a5c6-0019bb2963f4.html

    Looks like Forrest submitted it and it appeared last Sunday. It doesn’t say someone was 200 ft from it on that day. It says someone may have been within 2oo ft, no specific time involved.

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  8. .
    E* and others,

    I just finished Preston’s “The Kraken Project” – have you seen / read it. I have read that “The Codex” was based on Fenn’s story, but that was written in 2004? Do you have any additional info.?

    This is just out of curiousity.

    Thank-you,
    astree

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    • Astree – No,…I have not read any books by Douglas Preston,…nor Preston and Child,…not my usual reading genre. Is there some compelling reason I should read “The Codex” in your opinion?

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      • E*

        I have not read The Codex but it soundd interesting. I dont think it’s related to this Chase if that’s what you mean.

        Currently on business in Long Beach CA. There’s a global Shaklee conference going on here ( not why I’m here )

        DR Forrest C Shaklee

        … DR =Dead Reckoning

        Thats how..believe it or not.

        astrer

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        • Astree – I did not know what Dead Reckoning was,…until you posted,…thank you. I remember a scene in “Castaway”,…where Tom Hanks’s character, Chuck,…is drawing trajectories in the cave,…depicting the positions of the Fed-Ex plane before it went down,…to calculate the search area. Now I know what he was doing. It seemes to have also been useful in the search for Amelia Earhart’s missing airplane:

          archive.9news.com/life/entertainment/story.aspx?storyid=67315

          If Noonan’s dead-reckoning did not bring the plane directly over Howland, Earhart would fly up and down the 337-157 degree “line of position” until she found it.

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        Also E*. Are you the one who posted the link to the recent newspaper interview with Forrest… publidhed last Sundsy. Do you know when interview took place?

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  9. Just trying to get caught up on TTOTC stuff since being away! We were out in The Czech Republic, Austria and Germany for almost a month. Awesome trip. I found a few cool treasures with my metal detector- medieval silver coins, part of a sword, and plenty of WW2 stuff…Now back to this. Any developments, big news etc??? Gotta catch up. If anyone needs me to check any areas near N. Colorado let me know. CHC 🙂

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  10. How about all the clues Forrest is tossing out to us? I am pretty darned suprised by all of it. I know many have trouble seeing the stories as hints but in my opinion, they are. He puts them out there for us All to see. The question is do we have the wisdom to see them? I hope we all are listening good. 🙂

    Now where did I leave that bag of pirates booty?
    www.piratebrands.com/

    Sorry about the commercial but I think it should be served at any Fenn gathering. LOL

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      • vgboss – I loved Forrest’s responses to searchers’ questions,…on Jenny’s site,…especially those that involved stories about his brother, Skippy. For some reason,…that reminded me of Frank and Jesse James,…so could the initials,…at the base of that tree,…in the photo of Forrest standing next to a wagon,…be ‘FJ’?

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  11. inthechaseto: inthechaseto on The Chase

    thanks inthechseto…anyone notice being up in the Cody area? The abundance of olive trees here. Anyway, getting ready to head out to the Draper Museum.

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      • We had a great time in Cody. We are now getting ready to head into Yellowstone. Yet, we have to come back next week. A very nice person who manages the museum gave us access to a special place not far. So we will get the key to the gate and we will be in there all alone. I guess all you have to do is ask.

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  12. Greetings from us – in beautiful downtown **** oh well I’d better not say.

    This is week six of our adventure. I guess we’re not leaving until we find it – Oh Boy.

    I’m down to the last part of the quest – the hardest part. Forrest – you want me to go in there?

    I think there are two kinds of treasure hunters. One, the analytical – the book worm – the numbers person and then there is the hunter type, searcher on the ground. Two very different types of people. I know you are going to need both types to find this treasure. Am I going to be working on this forever or someday will I leave and go in peace?

    I know now what the “S” and the “D” mean – thank you god, Dad and all the others.

    Hope you are all OK and nothing earth shattering has happened lately. Best Wishes, and hugs from inthechaseto.

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      • ITCT

        if you are in CO, i can tell you where to go to pick up the trove. you may need a metal detector and a shovel, but i can give you the coordinates

        i didnt lose any shoes. i havent been able to search this year, and who knows when so i may as well have you go by my spot

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        • Chris darling –

          Wow – what an offer – you are a sweetheart. I could do that of course – but I have what I think is the final solve too. So if that doesn’t work out for me – I will take you up on that offer and we will become champions of the A team.

          PS I don’t think a shovel is needed – other than to beat down the brush and fight off the griz.

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      • btw did anyone else notice that for myself and others who have been beating the drum of the CE5, Forrest’s reply about Pam essentially confirmed that it is CE5

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        • Yes, absolutely. I’ve been beating the CE5 drum for as long as I have seen the mark, as you have as well.

          I was really taken aback that Forrest commented on the CE5, that he pulled that element right out of Pam’s long web account. I never expected Forrest to comment on the chest marking. That’s based upon my understanding of what it means, and it appears that Forrest is really playing a card.

          I don’t believe that the CE5 will help you solve the poem, but once you’ve solved it, it certainly puts a nice serial number on it, a finishing touch.

          Syand42lbsHeavier,
          Halogetter

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          • I TOTALLY agree! I was absolutely THRILLED that Forrest would play that wild card. CE5!!! Who would have thought? WOW!!!

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          • JC1117 – Here is Forrest’s quote about Pam and the CES:

            Forrest Fire on June 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm said:
            Pam is a very religious woman and her faith is strong enough to sustain her through some hard times. You have to appreciate her tenacity and her passion. In that light I’m sure she won’t mind if I suggest to her faithful followers; get out your magnifying glass and take a closer look at the “CES” on the treasure box lock. And to many searchers I should also suggest that you take another look at your mistakes. The answers may not be nearly as complicated as you are making them.

            He says, “take a closer look at the ‘CES’ on the treasure box lock”,…a suggestion he makes, “to her faithful followers”,…and to use a “magnifying glass” (or “tight focus”?). In my mind,…that means he may have just confirmed a religious connotation for the “CES”. At least that’s how I interpreted his statement. I don’t think he ever confirmed that the inscription was CE5.

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            Thank-you, E*. I don’t have the time to follow many blogs, so was not aware of what these posts were about. ( Do you have a link to the quote? ) Is there someway that the quote confirms that “Forrest Fire” is Forrest ?

            I notice that your post time is 5:53 .. 355..CE5

            astree

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          • Astree and JC1117 – And here is a good religious translation for CE5 (‘CEV’ means ‘Contemporary English Version’, referring to the Bible):

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    • Hey! Good to hear from you. Six weeks and you havent found it yet? Big outdoors isnt it? 🙂
      You guys be careful, dont want to be hearing about you on the news. Good luck! 🙂

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    • Great to here from you! Six weeks, wow! I am ready to give up after only a few days. I was out for a week a couple weeks ago, and even found a fellow searcher (a lurker) at my spot. That was a first. Thanks for checking in.

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      • Hi Deb and Mike –

        We are being careful – that’s why I said – you want me to go in there? It’s slaggy – saggy – falling trees and almost impossible to walk in. Geeez. I’m trying to make another spot work – to no avail. I know I’m going to meet a grizz in there. Maybe I’ll add something to my morning coffee for stamina of course.

        I thought it had been found when I saw people taking photos in the dark. Flashbulbs popping all over the place – but that was about two weeks ago – so I guess it wasn’t the treasure find. Actually it looked like Stephanie, not sure.

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        • inthechaseto – Thanks for checking in while on your trip! I have feelings that it is just not time for me to go yet,…which you have confirmed with your post. I feel like the Grizz is just waiting for me at my spot, you know? Sooo,…it was nice when Jodie,…at THE restaurant today,…asked if I had ever gone on “The Chase” to find my adventure (yes, THAT Jodie,…the one who I think is the namesake of the Biblical Judith,…and who bagged the three-legged alligator). She offered to be my escort,…if the timing works out with her scheduled work shifts, that is. She is adept at hunting with a Mathews Z7 Compund Bow,…and has the Black Bearskin on her wall to prove it. So tonight I was looking into the specs on that bow,…and how that might compare to a can of bear spray:

          compoundbowchoice.com/brands/mathews/z7-xtreme/review/
          www.petersenshunting.com/2011/06/22/bow-shot-on-a-charging-bear/

          I dunno,…a charging 800lb Grizz might be a whole ‘nother kind of huntin’…but I guess that’s how the Native Americans hunted the Grizz (with spears and bows).

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          • Hi E –

            Thanks for the info – I wonder if that lady is available for hire – I’d like to have her on my team. I’ll bet she could find the Treasure in short order.

            Maybe I could wait for her in the car – and then for once, I’d be doing something right.

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          • inthechaseto – No! Wait! I was confused,…because two young Grizzes were rescued by Bart’s trainer in that same year of 2000,…when Bart the Bear passed,…so then, the Grizz I saw in, “An Unfinished Life”,…who starred with Robert Redford,…was actually Bart the Bear 2!:

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=KluMRcmlsTs

            I wonder how I can reach his agent? 🙂

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        • Might have been Stephanie.lol If you are near Silverton, it probably was.
          I see people out searching all the time, its funny. 🙂
          I dont get whole days to look much less weeks. If I did would probably have found it by now…or given up!

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    • inthechaseto – You said, “Hope you are all OK and nothing earth shattering has happened lately.” And you mentioned you might be facing the Grizz,…who has a limited territory now in the Rocky Mountains (ie. not in Colorado, Chris). Soooo,…I thought you may find it useful to bookmark this site on your computer:

      volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/yvo/

      I hope nothing “earth shattering” happens in your neck of the woods, either. 😉

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      • E* –

        I am looking in Colorado and I know there are no grizzlies there – I was joking ( Forrest does that too). There are black bear and from the amount of bear scat we have been seeing – plenty of them. I found a bear tree – with the normal scratches but this one also had the bears fur remaining on it. Of course I took it and will add it to my fly tying collection of feathers and furs, etc. In my experience with black bears – they run away from you.

        One time there was a bear in the doorway of my house – but my trusty dog chased him away. I had been frying salmon and he must have smelled it from far away. That’s one great dog.

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        • inthechaseto – Yes,…we have Black Bears, here,…where I live, too. One I have affectionately named, Ralph. The only place I have spent significant time in one place in Colorado is Steamboat,…which will always have a special place in my heart. I have visited Telluride, Vail, Crested Butte, and Aspen for week-long trips also. It is a beautiful state. And I would never want to hurt a Grizz,…which is why I’ll probably just bring bear spray and someone who can’t run as fast as I can. I like that Brad is supporting the cause, Vital Ground,…founded by the late Bart the Bear’s trainer (See: “Legends of the Fall”):

          www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDdClkvS6M

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        • inthechaseto – Oh,…hey,…did you see the photo of the fly Forrest tied,…pictured in the TFTW preface? I had fun trying to figure out what creatures’ feathers, hair and fur he used to make that. I am pretty certain there is Grizz hair in there. Remember that story about the creature Forrest and Donnie said they killed,…but would never talk about? I wonder…..

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          • E* –

            LOL – yes, I remember – don’t think I would use that either. I’ll bet you know that deer hair is also used in fly tying because it is porous and it floats and is used for dry flies. Very good fishing now, where I am – five minutes for a nice pan size trout.

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          • inthechaseto – Yes,…and still trying to figure out if those were porcupine quills in Forrest’s hand-tied fly. I am thinking there were Meadowlark feathers, too. And I think I remember seeing a lot of squirrel fur,…in the tackle section,…at the fly shop at my camp. They sure got tired of all my fly fishing related questions! Someday I will actually go fly fishing…

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    • inthechaseto:
      Greetings from us – in beautiful downtown **** oh well I’d better not say.

      This is week six of our adventure.I guess we’re not leaving until we find it – Oh Boy.

      I think there are two kinds of treasure hunters.One, the analytical – the book worm – the numbers person and then there is the hunter type, searcher on the ground.Two very different types of people.I know you are going to need both types to find this treasure.Am I going to be working on this forever or someday will I leave and go in peace?

      I know now what the “S” and the “D” mean – thank you god, Dad and all the others.

      Sounds like you are having a great time. Will you share any details of your adventures, at some point ?

      I don’t think that the “search” and “boots on ground” viewpoint is supported by various statement by Forrest.

      What do you mean by the “S” and “D” ? Is that a reference to something that has been discussed elsewhere?

      astree

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      • Astree –

        Yes, we are having a good time. I will not share details of my adventure until I find it. Sorry, but that would be giving away the farm.

        As for talking about different types of searchers – It was simply my opinion – and was not in any way referring to Forrest. To clarify – I simply meant – it is different in the wood (s) of course than being in front of the computer with a solve.

        As for the (S) it refers to answers – and answer.
        As for the (D) it refers to Knowledge – and knowle(d)ge.

        I cannot tell you why he did that – other than to say I don’t think it was a typo – but a way to tell you that you are on the right track when you find them missing again.

        Hope that helps explain –

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  13. Tomorrow, I will complete the chase, because I am an Indian Scout and a Saint. I will then accept my treasure and forever rest in peace with a bumble bee.

    Gene and Annette

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  14. Hey Mike, a great big Thank You from me to you for bringing your blog back to life!
    Now what were we talking about before my pain meds ran out? LOL

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  15. Nope, shes probably somewhere with no wifi searching her heart out. I dont like not hearing from her. I want to hear that she is happy.

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  16. Does this mean Mikes blog is back up and running again? I certainly hope so. 🙂 I miss you guys. The other blogs are ok but they arent home.

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  17. Everyone – I have found that if you select “The Chase”,…under “Recent Posts”,…on Mike’s home page,…you will see ALL recently posted messages.

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  18. Mike, something im noticing

    when i go to your home page right now ttotc.com, the recent comments are not showing up correctly, like the last 6 or 7 comment links arent showing

    but when i go to to other pages on the site, the 100 most recent comments are showing up properly and in order on the side bar

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  19. Can someone help me remember where I heard the question asked of Mr. Fenn, at a book signing I believe, something like, “in following the nine clues, do you have to double-back at any point?” His answer was something like, “Hmm.. I think I can answer that without giving away too much .. no.”

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      • i think in this case Forrest understood the question and the asker’s meaning clearly, and so i feel confident his answer means that in the quest path that the poem leads you on, you never go back down a path you have already followed, neither do you ever end up back at a spot that you were already at

        Forrest said he thinks its not giving away too much, it may seem like that for someone who already knows the path he laid out. for someone like me, who doesn’t know, this is very good and helpful information

        as far as the puzzle and the poem path, to me these two things are irrevocably intertwined and in my mind i don’t try to separate the two

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        • @Chris in my solve you travel on a path but you really don’t get to the blaze, your are about 300 feet from it and then a direction change at that point. So if you actually get to the blaze you are to far and have to travel back. So maybe that was the pause that Forrest was thinking about. Just a thought!

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        • If you are approaching the poem as simply instructions from point A to point B, then yes I think thats what he is saying. Heck, who am I kidding? I dont have a clue. Hahahaha

          Hubby and I spent some more time at our search area today. He said the water wasnt as cold as he thought it would be.LOL

          The staff was helpful when thumping on rocks listening for that metallic tone. 🙂 I am thinking wrong COLD.

          Now about those weed seeds, I like the Russian Asters…. 🙂

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    • Thank you all. Before I posted my question, I had watched that video a couple times on youtube and didn’t hear the question! I hear it now.

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  20. vgboss:
    E* I don’t think deb’s beautiful bracelet will look good on me and even if it did I’m not able to afford it.

    E* what I will just do is write VGBOSS “a Thrill of the Chase Fennatic” heading to Santa Fe, NM, with a marker, on a cardboard. This will definitely work.

    E* I’m a rookie when it comes to my teleportation ability. Last time I tried it I was wanting to visit Tampa, Florida but I ended up in Tijuana, Mexico. I’m still working on it. My thumb will have to do.

    E* you have a good eye…seeing that rainbow and degrees. Nothing gets by you!

    You will be suprised how afforable my bracelets can be. 🙂
    azuredeb@hotmail.com

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      • deb – They really are stunningly beautiful. When I locate TC,…I will have you design a custom, “The Chase Victory Bracelet”,…with all the appropriate winning WWWH, HOB and blaze symbols on it,…to celebrate. Right now I can’t afford to buy one,…unless I sell my car,…and then I would be wearing one hitchhiking,…hoping for a fellow Chaser to drive by,…on a really nice Harley Davidson,…with all that California Chrome detailing….

        I probably wouldn’t want a shovel on that bracelet, though,…just in case I’m visiting Yellowstone (after my very short-term boycott),… and Ranger Reid sees it. 😉

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          • deb – What a beautiful gesture,…but I would rather see you sell that bracelet,…and then see one of Forrest’s books go to a really great family of searchers,…like the one I read about on Dal’s blog. That would warm my heart. I almost don’t want to find TC,…so families like that can keep on enjoying the hunt! Well,…almost. 🙂

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      • Oh thank you! I am very happy with how they turned out. It was fun to do. 🙂 I put the last payment in the bank today and will be sending it off to Forrest to pay for books for a few people. It was all the nice people of the chase who made it happen. The total was $700.

        Thank you everyone who bought one. 🙂
        I think I actually gave away about the same number as I sold. See, thats why someone else should sell my stuff! LOL

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        • Thanks again, Deb. My wife absolutely LOVES her bracelet. It was made with love and it shows. She also loves the extra bracelet you sent. That was a very kind “extra mile” gesture. I hope to repay it one day. 🙂

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  21. E*:
    deb – But if he insists on hitchhiking,…he should at least be wearing one of your bracelets,…so that other searchers will know to pick him up. Or,…maybe not?

    LOL
    My bracelets are great for ladies, might get a man the wrong kind of attention! Funny. If he wanted one that could be worked out. 🙂

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      • E* I’m a poor boy from Texas who is unable to purchase such luxurious toys like your Bell407 GX. Oh heck E*, to be completely honest, I can’t even afford the cheapest combo meal from McDonalds…I’m a dollar menu guy. I’m as broke as a poorly said joke but hey I have the Holy Spirit exploding within me and I have a thumb, two in fact, which to use to hitchhike my butt to Santa Fe, NM. I may not get there as speedy fast as you will but I will get there and have some fun despite being broke. God provides!

        E* but be sure to let me know, in advance, when you will be flying over Santa Fe so that I may prepare for your awesome flyby for me to look up to marvel at. Go slow so that I may snap a picture!

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          • deb – But if he insists on hitchhiking,…he should at least be wearing one of your bracelets,…so that other searchers will know to pick him up. Or,…maybe not? 🙂

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          • E* I don’t think deb’s beautiful bracelet will look good on me and even if it did I’m not able to afford it.

            E* what I will just do is write VGBOSS “a Thrill of the Chase Fennatic” heading to Santa Fe, NM, with a marker, on a cardboard. This will definitely work.

            E* I’m a rookie when it comes to my teleportation ability. Last time I tried it I was wanting to visit Tampa, Florida but I ended up in Tijuana, Mexico. I’m still working on it. My thumb will have to do.

            E* you have a good eye…seeing that rainbow and degrees. Nothing gets by you!

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        • vgboss – It looks like you already took that picture,…as I was landing at my spot. I love the surreal artwork you made from it. What’s your price for your creation? I calculated the angle of that rainbow below the skids,…with my state-of-the-art gauges and instruments,…which turned out to be exactly 42 degrees. But I could have used a piece of ice to measure it (as a makeshift prism),…like Anthony Hopkins said to do,…to magnify the sun,…in order to make a fire,…in the movie, “The Edge”. Nah,…the 407 GX helicopter is much better. 🙂

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    • VG, business or pleasure? Has Forrest invited you to visit? I hope so. 🙂 June would be a good time, you would get to see his garden.

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  22. I know it’s early, but searcher of the year for 2014 has been awarded. This year the award will be shared by two dedicated search partners who by their cooperation, cunning, resourcefulness, and ingenuity have many of us suspecting that one of them will find it very soon:

    Dal and Forrest.

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

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).

    Reason cannot be held over His head, but is a reflection of His nature, and we must embrace it in submission to His revelation.

    In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (COLOssians 2:3).

    For as he Thinketh in his Heart, so is He… (Proverbs 23:7).

    God lives, and His word is true! The Mind alone is independent of the brain absolutely true. The mind is distinct from the hard brain tissue also true. Mind-over-matter is true. The power of suggestion is also true. Since my mind transcends my brain “it” causes me to Believe that life survives the physical death and that afterlife is true.

    Many are always searching for God, and his Word. There are many that are searching for the “Key Word” within this Thrill of the Chase. Many on the Chase already are “Believing” that a Treasure Chest exist despite not having seen it personally much less touching it. So onto them, might as well go all in 110% and Believe in God, in his WORD.

    My Spirit, the Holy Spirit Within!

    Thank you Forrest Fenn! I already had “it” within me but my experience with your Thrill of the Chase amplified “it” to a whole other level and I will continue to work on “it” to even greater heights.

    …my love for God for all to seek,
    vgboss

    Recent Buzz of proof of ‘Mind over matter’ (Millions of examples are out there):
    youtu.be/itTyzI5DecI
    youtu.be/o3FDBrIL8Lc

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    • vgboss – On the Buzz proof,…of ‘Mind over matter’,…just stunning. Since I haven’t had a TV for quite some time now,…I was unaware of Amy’s participation on “Dancing with the Stars”. Wow. I watched her Tango and Rumba dances, too. So inspiring. Thank you. 🙂

      p.s. There is a really nice thunderstorm here right now,…to provide a timely exclamation point.

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    • E* I’m still searching online for a school, training, on Cosmic Awareness. I found this website: www.questforvision.com/

      Now it certainly does not look like a Professor Xavier type of school for the gifted but I’m getting close as now I know there actually is training out there. My search for Cosmic Awareness continues to add to my already powerful vgboss spider sense.

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        • (off the subject) do pilots fly by longitude and latitude by degrees and seconds or by the “dewey ” decimal system? hmmmm, didn’t he have a librarian story or not? please answer for real .- Kym

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          • Kym – When you asked if there was a librarian story,…I thought of the 3000+ books Forrest has in his library. I wonder how he organizes those? If you go to the Fishing Videos,…on Dal’s blog,…you can learn about some of the books in his collection.

            And here is an approach map,…of an airport,…that I have heard can be a difficult landing,…in bad weather,…from some pilots I met several years ago. It looks like degrees and minutes figure prominently (but I am not a pilot):

            imageserver.fltplan.com/merge/merge1405/Single/06239RRY31.PDF

            And also off-topic,…I remembered you saying you are a truck driver,…so I would like your opinion,…on which luxury Truck RV Motorcoach to buy,…to use on “The Chase”. This one looks nice:

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdkEiTswCXg

            I mean,…why do we really have to come home at all???? 🙂

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          • lol E 🙂 (I mean,…why do we really have to come home at all???? )
            Really! I need one of those!! LOL 🙂 yes, i meant what numbers he was reading on dials? minutes and seconds or the way google earth has it in decimal points, cuz an area I was looking at had it both ways and the decimal way of the same location has it printed differently and the 3 colors for olga’s tea are there also

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          • Kim – Your comment made me think of the way the Dewey Decimal System is structured,…and the way a plane sometimes has to circle the approach,…of an airport destination’s runway,…until they are clear to land:

            The Dewey Decimal Classification organizes library materials by discipline or field of study. Main divisions include philosophy, social sciences, science, technology, and history. The scheme is made up of ten classes, each divided into ten divisions, each having ten sections. The system’s notation uses Arabic numbers, with three whole numbers making up the main classes and sub-classes and decimals creating further divisions. The classification structure is hierarchical and the notation follows the same hierarchy. Libraries not needing the full level of detail of the classification can trim right-most decimal digits from the class number to obtain a more general classification.[38] For example:

            500 Natural sciences and mathematics
            510 Mathematics
            516 Geometry
            516.3 Analytic geometries
            516.37 Metric differential geometries
            516.375 Finsler Geometry

            That all made me think of the Poem as a radar map,…and how my spot is at the bulls eye,…in the center,…where TC lies,…and the outer rings are places in the Poem like, WWWH and HOB,…further out.

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          • Kym – OK,…I see what you mean. Let’s use the airport in West Yellowstone,…as an example. On Google Maps,…these are the coordinates:

            44.6885032, -111.117311

            And here is the aviation map info:

            www.airnav.com/airport/KWYS

            Hopefully someone can explain the difference in the numbers structure,…from a pilot’s standpoint. They have a helipad there, too,…which may be where those rescuers took off,…to get to that lost fellow searcher,…in the Gallantin Forrest.

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          • Kym – Here are the numbers I thought you were comparing,…from the example of the West Yellowstone Airport link:

            Lat/Long:
            44-41-18.2000N / 111-07-03.5000W
            44-41.303333N / 111-07.058333W
            44.6883889 / -111.1176389 (estimated)

            The last set are the correct Google Earth coordinates,…I think. I don’t know what a pilot sees on the flight instruments and gauges,…as he reads them to land.

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          • Thank you E* fir your input 🙂 it is valuable to me and that link took me to that VFR map which is pretty interesting even though I have no idea what the extra dials are on it LOL 🙂 cool 🙂 I still think Montana but this most recent spot of mine is in NM so we will hafta go back this summer as well as Montana for our vacation. Again, thanks E* for your research

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          • Kym – I saw a fun license plate on Memorial Day,…it had an “Idaho Flyers” background,…with a picture of a biplane,…and the lettering said, ‘MYLHI’. 🙂

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  24. Yes this poem quoted helped confirm my thoughts. There are other poems in the book that lead there as well. I am suprised that others have not apparently researched them. Well maybe they have but only whispered it to one person? We probably will never know?

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    • Astree – I liked the story,…in one of Forrest’s “Fishing Videos”,…about how the iron nails,…used to secure the iron horseshoes,…to the hooves of the Spanish horses,…were worn down (and not the horseshoe,…which they needed to keep using). I really liked the photo you included,…with the blacksmith’s forge. 🙂

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  25. I dont know VG. At one time I thought I had solved the poem, but I have no chest in my hands so I must have been wrong. I still stick with that solve idea because it fits so well. Especially after Forrests recent comments.

    What I found is that once you get there you end up back at the beginning, where you first started. Maybe I am just not smart enough to figure it out.

    I do know abou Maia, my solve does involve mythology and storytelling. I think others may have seen similar links, they just couldnt figure out how to tie it to a location. Maybe I fell into what other searchers are calling Forrests boob traps? Meaning false trails set up to trap who arent as bright as those who use only the obvious answers. I would have thought he wouldnt have made it that predictable, to only use clues that lead to fly fishing, famous Browns, ect.

    When I read that others may have found it and not disclosed that discourages me. I have become familiar with many searchers and know what their hopes are about. I would hate the idea that someone thought so little of their fellow searchers that they wouldnt say, ” Hey no need to continue spending money on chasing that dream anymore.”

    So maybe you are right, I dont know.

    deb

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    • deb – On the hopes,…of all the searchers out there:

      “I dwell in possibility…”
      ? Emily Dickinson

      “A great hope fell
      You heard no noise
      The ruin was within.”
      ? Emily Dickinson

      I think it is always good,…to keep hope alive. 🙂

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  26. My friends while I was at Starbucks this morning, browsing through Stephanie’s Forum, I noticed that some people are discussing something about Easter and Alien Eggs. What in tarnations is all that about? What has this Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunt become? Easter and Alien Eggs…seriously? If that is whispering, amongst a few, then awesome more power to you for understanding the discussion of Easter and Alien Eggs.

    For those who are whispering Easter and Alien Eggs here’s a photo for you. I chose a white egg as using the color black just wouldn’t go with my baseball theme.

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    • LOL They are discussing a certain rather persistent person who believes the chase leads you to the chest, and an alien egg. LOL If you open the chest it will steal your soul. Somehow he also believes that aliens from outer space are involved . Thus the alien egg. Oh and a cave home here in NM…
      Apparently he believes that is where the chest is:

      www.odditycentral.com/pics/meet-the-man-who-artistically-carves-entire-caves-by-hand-with-a-pickaxe.html

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      • Oh…ok…beautiful deb. Gosh you are so in-tune with every person within blogs and forums. Deb you are definitely a big-time treasure to Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Hunt. Forrest better be mailing you weekly paycheck$ or making some sort of deposit into your bank account every so often. You are so valuable to his game. You are an important game piece to the gameboard.

        Beautiful deb it’s funny that you mention cave and it’s funny how many people believe Forrest’s little box of golden goodies is hidden in a cave and with many people believing that “it” will be discovered this month…this month of May 2014.

        Funny also as the month of May was named after the Greek Goddess ‘Maia’ and she lived in a Cave! How ironic is that. Oh and some roman poet gives his version by saying that the month of May was named for the “maiOREs…Latin for elders.

        In a cave? I don’t think so but what do I know I don’t have Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest under my bed and besides I’m done going out and searching for “it” for as I’ve stated before I believe THE POEM has been solved and the location of the “Chest” has been discovered but I enjoy having fun posting within this blog and it’s obvious that there are more people lurking than people posting so I provide my input, vgboss clovis spice if you will, to this blog to help make it more fun for me and others…inspiration, vision, motivation, and all that good stuff is important and that I completely understand hence my continued participation when I get the chance to.

        Sharing is Caring 🙂
        vgboss

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          • I agree, totally beautiful woman. She learned well from her mother. Her husband is handsome too. They are a couple to be respected, all the good work they do. 🙂

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          • VG, you are so certain of that. May I ask why you are certain it has been solved? If it has been solved why hasnt Forrest said something? Why hasnt the person who found the chest said something? Are we talking about two different things, the solve and having the chest in their possession?

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          • Why am I so certain it has been solved? Because I can believe so that’s why. Is everyone who has been and is on this treasure hunt currently moving on belief without having seen Forrest holding the Chest and wearing the bracelet? It’s all Belief just as this entire Treasure Hunt has been…hence Forrest masterpiece line…If you’ve been wise and found the blaze.

            Why hasn’t Forrest said anything? I don’t know deb, it’s his game his rules I suppose and besides it does state over at: www.oldsantafetradingco.com resources tab, that it may have been solved and individual or group has not made it public.

            Maybe the solver chooses to remain anonymous just as many within blogs say they would do just that.

            Hope that answers your questions beautiful deb.

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          • It was confirmed that Ritt’s chest is a rock!
            A new clue out on blog 68-dal’s sight, dal is there in Santa Fe trying to pump clues out of F. F said WWWH is NOT a dam! Dam! I was right!
            ¥Peace¥

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  27. My friends this sure is a cool video. Don’t know how I missed this video as it was uploaded on 4/17/14 by Max Cat. I guess I just missed this heavy upload as I’ve been too busy watching Golf and Baseball instead of hearing and listening good. Missing this upload tells me that I must be losing interest for the Chase and all that comes with it 🙁

    Here’s the video in question and don’t be shy to comment on it.
    (Don’t forget to tarry scant with marvel gaze!)

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=8me_3bBwSHY

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      • lol VG, noooo that is nyet my dewg!! LOL LOL LOL, but I did see a treasure box up on top of a tv set in a Shell truck stop in Dwight ,Iowa!! LOL I told the cashier that I was gonna hafta tell all the Fenners that I found the chest in a truckstop in Iowa of all places! LOL

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    • That is really awesome! Jason had talked about having the box made, it was great to see it done. The process is extensive, requires so much talent and knowledge. I do hope Jason downloads the video so his kids will see what went into the craftsmanship of their treasure chest! When they are adults they will appreciate it. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing this, VG. 🙂

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    • vgboss – Thank you for sharing that amazing foundry video! Max is clearly Uber-talented. I wonder how many of those replicas,…of TC,…that he fabricated and then hid somewhere? 😉

      And that cold bronze,…sure heated up,…when he took the torch to it,…didn’t it? I guess that is how the original chest,…would react to the threat,…of a forest fire. If you go in,…to retrieve it,…after one of those (God forbid),…make sure to let it cool down first,…or take your fireproof tongs,…and throw it into “the cold”.

      It was great to see all the raised relief detailng on TC,…in that video,…which made me think of the story of Rapunzel,…and her golden hair,…for some reason. 🙂

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      • Rapunzel? lol You have the funniest associations.

        I wonder how the art of casting has changed since Forrests box was cast? I watched the new tools like the plasma cutter and wonder how cutting would have been done back then?
        Since we are discussing it I was wondering how many people have considered the outside of the box as being related to their search area? How about his description of the treasure itself? Anyone?

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        • deb – I think watching this “Tangled” trailer,…will help you understand the connection (the thief’s name is Flynn,…and the tower looks just like the ones on TC,…at least the way they looked on Max’s foundry replica). And I had my long, golden hair,…colored at a studio called, Rapunzel,…many years ago:

          www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip_0CFKTO9E

          And I think that Gold Nuggets,…could be considered to be,… an “outside the box” solution (and we know they are also “inside the box”).

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          • deb – I just checked to see if Orang’s Rapunzel Salon was still open,…but he has changed the name to, “Studio O” (which kinda goes with “The Chase”, no?):

            www.yelp.com/biz/studio-o-saratoga

            He used to do the hair of both of his sisters,…when he was growing up,…in Germany. And he married a woman who shares my first name. A wise and talented man. I miss him. 🙂

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    • that is awesome VG 🙂 amazing process, although I did not hear him say how much it weighed after production? Let alone what it would actually weigh having all the treasure inside it? really? seriously? only 42 lbs? hard to believe. 🙂

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        • I have a similar bracelet my mom gave me when I was a kid. It has a break in it, someday I will find a good native jeweler to fix it. Thanks for sharing.

          I believe Forrests bracelet is worth much more because of its history and that it contains Anasazi beads.

          Sorry Forrest! 🙂

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  28. E*:
    JC1117 – Me thinks,…that you doth speak,…of the River,…that doth Run Through It (Seeth: the tome, “Shadowcasting”).

    Hello, E*. There are some big fish in the little pond (in the picture below), but you can’t see them because the camera doesn’t go down that far. The camera operator should have used polarized lenses if he wants to see the fish. Hindsight is 20/20. Saint Francis (San Francisco) would be proud. His final request on his deathbed was to hear Psalm 140.

    www.phototraces.net/travel-photography/san-francisco-golden-gate-bridge-giant-shadow.htm

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    • JC1117 – I used shadows,…and my polarized sunglasses,…to peer into the water,…on my last trip,…to find TC. I took a nice photo with my cel phone,…at the right time of day,…into the water,…but I didn’t have one of those fancy white lenses,…that Dal used?,…to take that photo of that fishing hole,…crowded with trout (spawning?),…that I saw on his blog last year. Here is a great site,…that explains the best lenses to use for fishing:

      southernswimbait.com/2012/04/11/fishing-with-the-kaenon-y35-yellow-lens/

      I’ll check out Psalm 140 now. 🙂

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    • Yeah, VG. When are you heading out? I’m chomping at the bit with nostrils flared. My blinders (blinkers) are tightly in place to maintain focus on line of sight…with only one Major distraction…although I have a feeling I may need to top-off the blinker fluid. I have to wait for the whole “team” to get ready, though. Kickin’ tires now…and lightin’ fires…soon…and soon can’t come soon enough. Now where did I put that blinker fluid?

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        • For sure, E*. The beer will be nice and cold, too, in all that Rocky Mountain snow melt…pouring out of Yellowstone National Park…in the one river with no thermal springs running into it. I need to shut up, already.

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          • JC1117 – Me thinks,…that you doth speak,…of the River,…that doth Run Through It (Seeth: the tome, “Shadowcasting”).

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          • JC1117 – Forsooth,…and nay,…hark! Dost thou whisper of this?:

            The South Fork originates where the Continental Divide meets the western boundary of Yellowstone Park. In its very upper reaches it is an ephemeral stream dependant on snow melt to keep its many channels full. The origin of the present day stream is in Yellowstone National Park. It can be traced to a series of wet seeps and springs in the burned and logged and lush meadows of Echo Canyon at 8,500 ft above sea level. The little ephemeral stream hugs the new growth flanks of the Continental Divide as it gathers rivulets from dozens of sources, and moves down slope in a NNW direction. It tumbles in aimless and wandering fashion across the Moose Creek Plateau and into the broad depression known as Black Bear Canyon.

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          • That’s it, E*, but I won’t say which one of those canyons has the special stream running through it. With all the snow melting the water there is running very quickly down, at the moment. I’ve got my goggles and snorkel, and I’ve been taking very cold showers to get acclimated so it’s not such a total shock when I go under to get the chest. I wish I could talk to Crayton about a dry-suit for cold water. I’ll see if I can score a dry suit somewhere. I’m no expert. When I’m wearing a dry suit do I need to wear a tie? Will a bow tie suffice? I don’t want to get pulled over by the fashion police.

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          • JC- while you are snorkeling the ice cold creek looking for the bronze box you might as well look for placer nuggets. Get to bedrock, dig out the holes and fan the black sand let the current wash it away and in a sunny day the nuggets will be shining like a diamond in a goats behind.I was being blog friendly there. Now that’s effort worth the cold! Snorkeling for nuggets I mean.

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          • That’s funny, E*. I know one of the two Utah brothers (Dave Hall) who introduced Flyboarding to Utah. Years ago I did a LOT of work in Dave’s showroom at his custom cabinet shop in Salt Lake City. I also did a lot of work in homes where his cabinets were installed and in his own home. It’s a small world after all. Dave is a nice guy. I haven’t seen him in a while.

            Those Flyboards seem to move pretty fast. I might have to make several passes past the treasure, though, before I can get my fingers securely around it. I really hope not to bonk my head on it. 🙂

            www.ksl.com/?sid=25194581

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    • astree: ( waiting to see if VGB is going to get his whipser on )

      .
      VGBOSS

      I took the mysteriouswritings two interviews with Forrest, to be linked in that regard.

      Interview #1 – Contentment is the key
      Interview # 2 – few individual with tight focus on a word that is key

      ( although I believe he was using the second interview phrases for other meanings as well )

      So, you got your whisper on pretty quickly. Thank-you, amigo !

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    • vgboss – And Shakespeare,…on the whisper,…of slander (Hamlet, Act IV):

      So, haply, slander —
      Whose whisper o’er the world’s diameter,
      As level as the cannon to his blank,
      Transports his poisoned shot — may miss our name
      And hit the woundless air. — O, come away!
      My soul is full of discord and dismay.
      Claudius, scene i

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  29. E*:
    Geydelkon – When you mentioned the bell,…that one can ring in remembrance,…at the exit to the NRM (and then vgboss saying he might just take it),…I thought of this quote,…from Forrest:

    “Ring the bell loudly- for he who dies with over fifty dollars is a failure”

    Maybe one of us will find that buried bronze bell,…and will get to ring it loudly! That would certainly be a treasure.

    Jarvis has his work located there as well. When I first saw it, I immediately got me thinking about the book, skull, map, and other things people have pointed out on this blog. What you cant see is 4 smaller sculptures evenly place around this main statue.

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  30. He built it. And will we come?
    See those cats, like ‘wet sox’ on a line? And Milwaukee beer among the sodas? Those meadowlarks and sissortails just might be cardinals and orioles! A Spanish HOB as old as dirt may be where someone slides into Home Pie.
    Brought back great memories for this old-timer. .

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      • Oh….Old Timer I forgot to mention that some are saying, within blogs, that there will be some kind of bronze statue or something of the man who goes by the letter f there at the Fennbore for those present to worship.

        So b sure to blazon there and enjoy yourself. Sounds like they will all b having a great time.

        COA,
        vgboss

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        • vgboss – Does your salutation, “COA”,…mean, “Center of Attention”? And I thought the statue,…to be worshipped,…at the Fennboree,…was supposed to be Golden? Bronze is just so very cold, you know. 😉

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          • E* that was funny.

            Again Forrest did say within his POEM:
            “Your effort will be worth the cold”

            Me thinks the word ‘cold’ plays many parts.

            I remember there was a time, within this blog and dal’s old blog where a few tossed stones at me in form of insults and accusations…that was cold.

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        • vgboss: there will be some kind of bronze statue or something of the man who goes by the letter f there at the Fennbore for those present to worship.

          Bring your Ne-hush-TAN !

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    • ,
      By the way, VGBOSS, when you posted the “fore”, was it also related to the 4 at the end of the URL ? or the “for E” because I missed the E in titleist ?

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      • Astree Forrest stated to look quickly down but to tarry scant with marvel gaze then to seek for his trove and above all else to hear him and listen good.

        Ending to the video link characters is a marvel and photo compliments it awesome.

        TEE…DRIVER…FORE…SANDWICH…PIN…etc…

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        • Oh and astree did you watch the video…Tiger Woods?

          Video begins with Tiger in the Bunker, sandwich, and did you notice the E up top, his score is Even. Astree that specific tourney, The Players, was Tiger Woods 4th Title of 2013.

          And there’s plenty more good stuff in the video if one only hears and lisTENs good…God knows I try.

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          • Oh heck yes I’ve seen Caddyshack like a million or so times…I love it!!! Awesome cast…Chase, Dangerfield, Murray, Knight, O’Keefe…The list goes on and on.

            IWGOLF has probably been out golfin alot or maybe he dropped out of the Chase like many have over the years ore heck he probably found the chest and hasn’t returned Forrest’s bracelet and the IOU…who knows of his whereabouts just hope he is fine and living each to the fullest with loads of fun.

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  31. My friends seems we’re at the stretch….towards the finish line.

    Scrapbook 67 over at dal’s blog…TOMACITA email
    – Spanish translation, quick break down, of the word Tomacita

    TOMA = TAKE
    CITA = MEETING

    As Yoda would say “He/She meeting take”

    So hear me all and listen good:
    Title to the Gold is eminent in my opinion of course 😉

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  32. My friends I love using Google Earth for research, of any subject or project, that I find myself working on but as many of you already know there are other alternatives to Google Earth such as…

    marble.kde.org/
    betanews.com/2013/07/30/marble-an-open-source-alternative-to-google-earth/

    Just thought I would toss this out there for those who were not aware and might want to let your kids, in school, know of this other resource that’s all.

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  33. E*:
    JC1117 – You said, “BanFF” National Park,…so,…if he’s been there,…maybe they won’t allow him to come back!Hence the name. Do you think there are wanted posters,…near Moraine Lake,…with his picture on them?

    That’s an excellent point, E*, But Forrest seems like such a likeable guy. What could he have possibly done to get Wanted posters of himself hung around the park? He was probably camping and “acquired” a few scissortails for dinner…and William and Kate narked on him. They went there on their honeymoon.

    That reminds me. Do you know the difference between and Outlaw and an Inlaw?

    (Drum roll, please.)

    One’s Wanted. 🙂

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  34. …Did I type that out loud?

    There are other Canadian “authorities” that have hats with wide brims.Did you know?Some of them get really “frustrated” by. spending lots of time…alone…in the woods.

    Yes you did type that out loud! LOL Excuse me while I hide my eyes.

    You are giving me a whole new set of things to think about Canadians. LOL 🙂
    Thank you for the laughs, E and JC. 🙂

    On rare occasion I get to relax and watch this funny Canadian television series while drinking tea.

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    • Freakin’ Canadians, anyways! If at first you have a bad experience with a bicycle with the seat missing…TRY, TRY AGAIN! 🙂 That’s what I always say.

      I miss you, Leslie Nielson. (Canadian)

      What’s that? A voice from beyond? It’s saying, “Surely, you can’t be serious!”

      To which I reply, “I AM serious, Leslie…now don’t call me Shirley”.

      I wonder if Forrest was hearing THIS train late at night? Apparently, it wouldn’t matter if you were tied to the tracks or not. Whodathunkit?

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukc9_CfMZu8

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  35. I think all those men really liked dressing up as Nell, btw. You don’t like to tie women up,…to railroad tracks,…in the mountains,…now do you???? .

    LOL My goodness, the things people think about! 🙂

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  36. JC1117:
    Yes, E*,
    That IS the cover I was talking about! I just bought my copy of Backpacker yesterday as a matter of fact.I haven’t even had a chance to read it yet.No lie.

    Looking at the contents page I see that location is Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada.Interesting.I wonder if FF has ever been to BanFF National Park. I should have a good reason to email him before the end of next week.I’ll ask him if he’s ever been to Banff later.Maybe he’ll answer a simple question like that.I’ve never been there.It looks like a beautiful place.

    E* – my family has been to Moraine Lake twice and it is the most beautiful spot I have ever been. Most people flock to Lake Louise because of its ease of access, but Moraine Lake is off the main road and much more quiet and the colour of that lake is out of this world, due to the sediments produced from the glacial melt. Every time I visited we spent hours photographing our family with the lake in the background. It was also featured on the back of the Canadian $20 bill from 1969-1993.
    The Wolf

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    • Wolf – You are one lucky Canine,…to have visited that gorgeous lake,…that features water of my favorite color, turquoise! My passport is buried somewhere in storage,…and expired in 2011 anyway,…so my bright idea to travel to BC, to visit,…just got squashed,…by the always-practical side of ME. 🙁

      And I did know about the pictorial history,…of the Canadian $20 bill,…from this video:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9lYWb6oTeE

      Do you canoe, Wolf? Most Wolves don’t like the water (which is good news for Otters and Elk calves, apparently). 🙂

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  37. And please everyone else who is not in possession of the bronze box of coins, nuggets and artifacts tell me where I am wrong? Yes, that’s all of you. Who is first to enlighten? Open mic night.

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  38. E*:
    Bob – Take a closer look at that arrowhead,…you may have missed something,…while looking at the heart,…and the sticks,…classic misdirection (but the Gospel music was not).

    E- understand my message: it’s the closer looks that’s messin everybody up. Yes, I see the +4 on the “arrowhead” never mind all that it’s a rock. Some sticks. And a heart. I’m reaching out to VG please don’t interfere.

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    • vgboss – I’m headed over to the Couch,…just to chill,…and watch that gorgeous space video,…set to music. I feel like Ludwig Van Beethoven,…in the final scene,…of “Immortal Beloved” (@2:04):

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9KU3vik3mI

      His “Ode to Joy” will always help me through a hard day,…like today. 🙂

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      • vgboss – I think this is the translation,…of the quote at the beginning of the video clip:

        “There is no loftier mission than to approach the Godhead more nearly than other mortals, and by means of that contact to spread the rays of the Godhead through the human race.”
        –LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

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          • Hello E*, Leo is a very good artist. I clicked on this video after the one you suggested. If only there were more tall pine trees and about 66 inches of snow in the video the bronze box could be right there. I’ll have to wait ’til the snow melts. 🙁 (…pining.) Oh well, the video is full of priceless treasure no matter how you look at it.

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id3fP18Y3P4

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          • JC1117 – You chose one of my top four favorites. Here are the other two; one of which has an excellent female vocalist, and the other has the deep snow and tall pine trees (and the Google Earth-like vantage point of a bird’s eye view):

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0pBZP3QZyk
            www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvRV7PlgjHk

            I, too, am “pining” away,…to head out on, “The Chase”,…and I am “sprucing” up my solve,…which I hope will lead me right to TC. 🙂

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          • Those are beautiful songs, E*. The pan flute really makes me smile whenever I hear it. I wish I knew how to play one. I have a simple Indian flute that I like to pretend I know how to play now and then. If I’m having a bad day and then I play it, it’s like peace is right under my nose, so to speak.

            You’ll also be amazed to see that the scene that fades in at 0:37 of the first video you posted, “My Sweet Indian Child” is the EXACT same location that’s on the cover of Backpacker magazine right now!!!…the issue with the “X Marks The Spot” article about Forrest!

            Coincidence? Methinks not.

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          • JC1117 – Is this the May 14th Backpacker Magazine cover you mentioned?:

            www.facebook.com/backpackermag/photos/a.443352020891.235192.9933495891/10152136994555892/?type=1&theater

            Very interesting, Kemosabe:

            John Reid: You want me to wear a mask?
            Tonto: There come a time, when good man must wear mask.

            p.s. Just saw your post about cognito as I’m writing this,…where you also used the Kemosabe term,…so, I agree,…methinks these are not coincidences. 🙂

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          • Yes, E*,
            That IS the cover I was talking about! I just bought my copy of Backpacker yesterday as a matter of fact. I haven’t even had a chance to read it yet. No lie.

            Looking at the contents page I see that location is Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada. Interesting. I wonder if FF has ever been to BanFF National Park. 🙂 I should have a good reason to email him before the end of next week. I’ll ask him if he’s ever been to Banff later. Maybe he’ll answer a simple question like that. I’ve never been there. It looks like a beautiful place.

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          • JC1117 – You said, “BanFF” National Park,…so,…if he’s been there,…maybe they won’t allow him to come back! Hence the name. Do you think there are wanted posters,…near Moraine Lake,…with his picture on them? 😉

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        • Canadians can even be HAPPY that Pharrel Williams gave a nod to northern tradition.

          Question is, did Dudley (Pharrel) Do-Right? Or did Dudley Do-Wrong? Forrest did advise all Indiana Jones wannabes to get a signature hat. I’ve got mine. I bought it from a vendor on the beach in Brazil. It’s cooler than Pharrel’s, though. Well…THAT one, anyway.

          newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/27/how-the-grammy-hat-worn-by-pharrell-williams-fits-into-the-history-of-haberdashery/

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          • JC1117 – I hope your hat from Brazil,…has the appropriate Canadian Mountie-type wide brim,…to block out the sun,…as Dudley Do-Right’s does:

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83Jqd2h0Yg

            I think all those men really liked dressing up as Nell, btw. You don’t like to tie women up,…to railroad tracks,…in the mountains,…now do you???? 😮

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          • Hello E*, My hat DOES have a wide brim. How did you know? And, no, I don’t like to tie “women” up, but me and the wife do like to take turns doing that.

            …Did I type that out loud? 😮

            There are other Canadian “authorities” that have hats with wide brims. Did you know? Some of them get really “frustrated” by spending lots of time…alone…in the woods. 🙂

            On rare occasion I get to relax and watch this funny Canadian television series while drinking tea.

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIevU5mPhk0

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      • Bob I no longer see the Dr. here on this Blog. My Dr. is located in the heavens North of Santa Fe, NM.

        Case study? Me? I’m no frog my friend.

        This TTOTC, or social inclusion if you will, proved to be a………uhm…oh heck Bob the answers you already know.

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        • Ok vg- settle down now listen to me! You got a rock, some sticks and a heart there with links to some gospel music and FF website. WHAT IS WRONG! With you man?!?!

          I bet you dismantled that way cool man cave you built for us and pasted pages of the bible all over the walls and sit in the middle of it lotus style and pray to DAL! For crying out loud! VGboss! For the love of Fenn get ahold of yourself!

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          • Bob – Take a closer look at that arrowhead,…you may have missed something,…while looking at the heart,…and the sticks,…classic misdirection (but the Gospel music was not).

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    • Oh oh oh! I got it! The heart is at the bottom of the frame… Low love. The message is VGBoss’s love for sticky arrowheads is low.
      I’m there vg, I hate cleaning my arrowheads it’s so messy. When the grand kids come over I hide my collection and leave a loaded pistol out. My how they love to play cops and robbers!

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      • Everyone, this was one of Bobs attempts to get people talking. He doesnt have grandkids, and would never leave a gun around kids. He has a different sense of humor than most of us.

        Bob, Horatio, who ever you are today…you matter to me. Dont leave, just add a smilie face or a LOL so people will know you are kidding.

        By the way, you cant get rid of me that easily. Hahahaha I have your address! LOL

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  39. You are so kind VG! I am not upset about how the world sees “old”. In todays world people live day to day without thinking about how quickly time slides by. I dont feel old except when I move! ROFL ( Sorry a little fibromyalgia humor.). 🙂 Actually except for my body I feel 26. I am hoping that we get to pick our happiest choice from our lifetime and be that forever.Thats a lovely idea, to just be happy and loving for eternity.

    Life happens! Yay! Celebrate each day. 🙂

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  40. My friends I’m currently watching The Lone Ranger on Starz it’s about to end. This is my 10th time watching this awesome modern-day, version, flic of The Lone Ranger. I love it…takes me back to when I was a little kidd when I used to watch it, in black and white, all the time. Brings me to tears man. Never fails.

    The mask man is just a story. He’s not real is he?

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cs25B8i66w

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    • vgboss – Loved that “The Lone Ranger” trailer,…and that awesome song! Thank you! And on your question,…about whether or not the masked man was real:

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Ranger

      The character was originally believed to be inspired by Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes, to whom the book “The Lone Star Ranger” by Zane Grey was dedicated in 1915.[11] Hughes hunted down the gang who killed Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones in an ambush.

      And I liked this list,…depicting the Lone Ranger’s strict moral code,…from that link:

      I believe…

      That to have a friend, a man must be one.
      That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
      That God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
      In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for what is right.
      That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
      That ‘this government of the people, by the people, and for the people’ shall live always.
      That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
      That sooner or later…somewhere…somehow…we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
      That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.
      In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.

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    • OFF TOPIC… sorry.
      I dont have cable or satellite anymore we use Roku to stream our content. Roku has lots of channels that include old radio broadcasts and special interest channels like old western movies, sci fi, ect. Best part of it is most of it is free. For movies we have netflix, amazon, redbox and hulu. Nominal charges, sure doesnt cost nearly as much as satellite or cable.
      Thought of Forrests old radio shows….

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  41. Just noticed over on Stephanie’s Forum where they are discussing about religion and something about Mormons. Just my opinion but if they are going to toss religion into the mix then they should talk about this as well:

    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
    reading, hearing and listening good to the X commandment for it’s “below” the IX commandment “…Bear false witness”.

    X…desiring someone else’s belongings…

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    • Do not MESSiah with the poem!

      Say “it” Yeshua
      Say “it” Peter
      Say “it” vgboss

      Christ, Elijah, loves us all!

      Oh…and Don’t Mess with Texas.

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    • vgboss – Not to put too fine a point,…on your point,…but:

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou_shalt_not_covet

      You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
      — Exodus 20:17 (NIV)

      I wonder if coveting Forrest’s cute burro applies? 🙂

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          • deb don’t say that and besides how old is truly old? I know some people who are 24 and they say they are old and wish they were 10 again. There are also those who are 42 who say they are old and wish they were 24. Then there are those 80 plus folks who wish they were 42.

            And besides beautiful deb aging is like a fine wine..Getting Better and Increasing in Value!

            And deb you know this as does Forrest Fenn as well as his followers know this…As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping our minds active and open (Clint Eastwood)

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