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


‘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.

Which creek?  And, why don’t we get a paddle?...

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.

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!

Possible Interpretations:

Other Ideas...:

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.


The Verdict:

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The Forrest Fenn Treasure


The Nine Clues

Where Warm Waters Halt

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

Fenn Treasure Clues & Hints are right below.