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

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And, why don’t I look at it?

Now comes the most quizzical line in the entire poem:

‘But tarry scant with marvel gaze,’

Forrest says that he loves making up words and gives the example of a butterfly being called instead a ‘flutterby’.  Tarry scant, at first glance, seems like it could be just such a composition.  But, what?  Scarry Tant?  Tante is aunt in French.  So, ‘scary aunt’?

Marvel gaze works a bit better:  garvel maze.  Or, with a little re-arranging, ‘gravel maze’.  An actual meaningful term.  But, of course, questionable to the max.

Now, what the hell does tarry scant mean???

If we parse the sentence, and look at what exactly the words mean, it comes out as:  

‘Don’t dawdle and stare with such a dumb look on your face’.

For some reason, we shouldn’t stand there all proud of ourselves for finding the treasure, we should hurry up and go get it.  But, why?  Why would waiting around and taking our time be a bad thing.

In our elegant Joe Brown Put-in Fenn treasure solve, there’s actually a very good reason why this line exists!  The last half of our journey is by boat, and when you see a blaze, you have to look quickly down into the water - or you’ll float right past...

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!



Tarry Scant:


Gaze - long look, stare

Marvel Gaze - wonderous look, amazed at the sights See the X.  Look for something.

Act fast.

Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze - stop a second and take a good look, don't just stand there gawking, take in the surroundings for a second.

Possible Interpretations:

Marvel Comics Gay Characters (Aundray Phelps, Adler, Swift, Riggs, Sharpe, Kaplan, Saxon, Watson, Webb, Wolfe)


Indian Chiefs:

Gaze could reference a lookout along a trail.  So, keep an eye out for things like Wondrous Lookout, etc...

Other Ideas...:


This line is so odd that it just has to be important.  It just has to.

Figuring out what exactly is meant by ‘tarry scant with marvel gaze’ is tantamount to solving the puzzle and finding the treasure.  Discount at your peril!

There are very few tar pits in the Rocky Mountains.  But, it would be very elegant if the treasure was near one of them.  But, marvel gaze?…


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