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’
Weak = Week
Tired = Tired vehicle
We cross a road made by tracked or tired vehicles (tire-tracks).
OF MINOR IMPORTANCE
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.
|As I Have Gone Alone In There|
|Keep My Secret|
|A Hint of Riches New & Old|
|Where Warm Waters Halt|
|Take It In The Canyon Down|
|Not Far, But Too Far To Walk|
|The Home of Brown|
|No Place For The Meek|
|The End is Ever Drawing Nigh...|
|No Paddle Up Your Creek|
|Heavy Loads & Water High|
|Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze|
|Weak and Tired|
|Hear Me All and Listen Good|
|Worth the Cold|
|Brave and in the Wood|
|Title to the Gold|
|The Nine Clues|
|The Put-In Below the Home of (Joe) Brown|
|The Lamar Ranger Station|
|Is the Fenn Treasure in Montana?|
|Begin & Cease|
|Kirwin the Frog|
|Art and the Treasure|