Which creek? And, why don’t we get a paddle?...
‘No paddle up your creek’ is an interesting line, as there are just so many possible interpretations.
As such, this is another clue that’s not very helpful in finding the treasure (it doesn’t give you any new information), but is very helpful in confirming a location (it could rule a lot of places out).
And, why is it ‘your creek’? The use of the possessive implies that it’s a named creek, perhaps named after a person. Better yet if there’s a nearby creek named Searcher Creek or Hunter Creek. There’s a Hunter Creek in Wyoming, right beside Sheepeater Creek (no place for the meek). Near Boulder Ridge (heavy load) and Castle Cr.
Considering the previous line, ‘the end is ever drawing nigh’, we could very easily be looking for a creek that’s on our left-hand side. A creek which we can’t go up (no paddle), or even a dry (dead) creek bed. Something which we would need ‘no paddle’ for.
Also, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility that this clue simply means that we don’t take the creek on our left (or the first creek we come across).
There will be ‘no paddle up your creek’ = ‘don’t go up that creek’
Or, alternately, we do go up that creek. The line is pretty ambiguous that way. Uggh.
Important to solving the poem.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that it’ll be helpful to you in any way whatsoever - until after the treasure has been found. It will help to rule-out ideas though. So, it is of some value to us as we search for the treasure chest. SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT.
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|Keep My Secret|
|A Hint of Riches New and 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|
|Done it Tired and Now I'm Weak|
|Hear Me All & 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 and Cease|
|Kirwin the Frog|
|Art and the Treasure|
|Native Indian Place-Names|