Full Decipher of Forrest Fenn's'Take it in the Canyon Down'
10 January 2018 | Mri Grout
The second half of the first clue clue in Forrest Fenn’s poem., (or at least, my interpretation of what number this clue is) concerns a direction in which to go after finding where warm waters halt. However, it could also be hinting at an artifact or extra clue hidden at WWWH due to one of the many definitions of ‘take.’ Read further for all of the different ways you can decipher ‘take it in the canyon down’ because nothing, absolutely NOTHING, should be taken as a fact where Forrest Fenn is concerned.
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The Definition of 'Take'
Most would assume that 'take' is a synonym for ‘follow.’ However, there are numerous other definitions for take (like way too many to list), with only a few of them being: to remove, to carry, to win a trick, to capture, to occupy, to ascern by measurement, to write down, to achieve... So is there something at where warm waters halt that you have to find? The first part of a treasure hunt that is needed for later, perhaps to ‘find the blaze’ further on? If ‘take’ is interchangable with ‘remove’ and ‘it’ not the river, but the ‘extra clue’ then, take it in the canyon down can mean to take the extra clue down the canyon with you. And the double whammy of ‘take’ also means to ‘win a trick’ then, it could mean that this clue has more to do with ‘being wise’ than one might think... Or does ‘take’ simply mean to follow like many originally think?
What is ‘It’?
Does this single word truly give support to the theory that where warm waters halt concerns something that keeps flowing? Or is ‘it’ just the treasure hunt in general and it’s saying that the next step is simply to go into the canyon down? If ‘it’ just meant the river though, then what does ‘take it in’ bring to the poem? Is this merely extra fodder to pad it out and can be ommitted without issue? Or does it really mean that there is something to find at where warm waters halt? For as mentioned above, a few of the many definitions of take is to remove or to carry...
Definition of Canyon
This word supports WWWH being a river as the general makeup of a canyon is that a river is involved. However, this is not always the case, as a canyon can be bare of water, though it is agreed upon by geologists that a canyon will always have steep sides.
Definition of Down
Does it mean to dig into the earth? To go south? To go downriver? To follow the river until it goes past a waterfall, as only then does it go down? Does it mean that the canyon will need to go all the way to 'home of Brown?' Or is the canyon just a segment of the journey? Or do you go in the direction of the canyon? Or more interestingly, is it in the direction ancient people once walked? There are so many configurations 'take it in the canyon down' can mean and it's such a wonderful puzzle to attempt.
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My Personal Interpretation
As I've mentioned before, I'm totally happy with my lot in life and so though $1,000,000 would be nice, it's the challenge I like more. So here is my honest personal interpretatoin of 'take it in the canyon down.' Take = follow It = the river In = not an open area, so like a canyon Down = downstream So for me, take it in the canyon dowm means to go downstream of where warm waters halt. However, I only came to this conclusion after figuring out 'not far, but too far to walk' and 'put in the home of Brown.' So, the first thing you should do is to make a list of every single prospect you can, then compare it to latter clues.
If this is truly the solution to take it in the canyon down, please let me know via email or a personal message through my Facebook if you find the treasure. Would totally make my day.
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