On the Hunt for Forrest Fenn's Treasure$1,000,000 Hidden in the Rockies
18 May 2017 | Mri Grout
Can you imagine a more epic way to cover your travel expenses than by finding a chest full of treasure in the Rocky Mountains? Neither could we and that's why we decided to detour a few hundred miles on our 2017 Rockies: Tandem Cycling Expedition to Independence Rock in search of Forrest Fenn's million dollar treasure. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for you, we didn't solve his cryptic poem and cross upon his chest of gold, so there's still a fortunous treasure hidden somewhere in the Rockies, just waiting for you to find it.
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Who is Fenn & Why Did He Hide Treasure in the Rockies?
And What is Forrest Fenn's 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 quicky 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.
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My Theory of a Solution to Forrest Fenn's Poem:
I had a solution that I thought fit the poem surprisingly well and so upon searching at Independence Rock I found...nothing but the giant rock, which is kinda hard to miss even without my glasses. Ahahahaha. Anyway, though my interpretations were wrong, maybe they can still help you think of somewhere new to search.
So what do you think the cryptic clues of Forrest Fenn's poem mean? We would love to hear your take and stories of your own search for Forrest Fenn's treasure in the comments below!
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