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Hints & Clues to Help You Find Forrest Fenn’s Treasure!


The punctuation seems to be important in this clue.  

Most people take this sentence to mean that whatever Forrest has done (hiding the treasure), he was tired and weak afterwards.

But, if that were the case, there should be an extra comma after ‘done it’.  

‘I’ve done it, tired, and now I’m weak.’

But, there is no comma, which means that tired is HOW he did ‘it’, not how he ended up.  He did it tired, not un-tired.  So, tired appears to be an important clue.  What is something you have to be ‘tired’ to do?  Off-roading (which definitely needs tires)?  

Answers:  I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.  

And, why would you be weak after you’ve done something ‘tired’?

Weak:  lacking strength, deficient, infirm, illogical, lacking proficiency, [WEEK]

‘The answers I already know… I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak.’

Are ‘tired & weak’ the ‘answers’ that he knows?

And, why does the next thing we are supposed to do involve listening?  Why is Forrest giving a speech now that he’s so tired and weak?  What’s so important that we need to listen and hear?

Some time in the middle of 2010, wealthy author/collector/archaeologist Forrest Fenn hid a medieval chest filled with gold coins and other valuable artefacts somewhere in the Rocky Mountains for anyone to go and retrieve.  He wrote a book called ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, in which he hid clues to help people find the treasure.

Inside the book is a poem which secretly encodes the whereabouts of this treasure chest.  If you can solve the puzzle, you can go and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not well over a million) right now!

But, hold your horses!  It’s not that easy.  Thousands upon thousands of people have tried - with absolutely no luck whatsoever!

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help guide you right to Fenn’s gold!


Why is the first part of the line set in the past?  ‘I’ve DONE IT tired’…  Whereas, the rest of it is in the present - ‘and NOW I AM weak’

Possible Interpretations:

Weak = Week

Tired = Tired vehicle

We cross a road made by tracked or tired vehicles (tire-tracks).

Other Ideas...:


Our best guess is that ‘I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak’ refers to a location with a name that means or references being weak and tired.

So, it won’t be of much use to you in coming up with a solution for Fenn’s treasure hunt, but it will be useful to confirm or reject potential-solves.

Don’t ignore, but don’t focus all your time on it either.

The Verdict:

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The Forrest Fenn Treasure


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No Place for the Meek

Find The Blaze

Heavy Loads and Water High

Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze

Hear Me All and Listen Good

Brave and in the Wood

Treasures Bold

The End is Ever Drawing Nigh

Done it Tired and Weak

No Paddle Up Your Creek

Where to Begin?

Begin ===> Cease

Worth the Cold

Title to the Gold

As I have Gone Alone in There

Keep My Secret - Where?

Riches New and Old

The Canyon Down

Not Far, But Too Far to Walk

The Home of Brown

The Put-in Below the Home of Brown

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