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



Alone and with your treasures bold?...  Hmmm...

Treasures (along with the Riches that come later) could obviously mean the gold coins and nuggets.  And, it’s easy for people to make that assumption.  So, that makes it perfect as a clue.  

Plus, add in the fact that treasures and riches are synonyms (and both are used in the same stanza), implies that the author is trying to make it stand out (via the repetition), and…

‘Treasures bold’ and ‘riches new & old’ almost definitely mean something important in regards to solving the poem.  Almost surely.

Hidden in plain sight.  Just like the gold.

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!

Bold:  Willing to take risks, risk-taker, confident, courageous, strong

Old English:  Bald

There is a Bald Mountain right next to Jardine, Montana, which is right up from the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is where Joe Brown discovered gold in Bear Creek, which is right by Crevice Mountain, which oddly doesn’t show up in Google.

There is also another Bald Mountain which is right next to Kirwin, Wyoming - just feet from another potential Fenn solve!  What an interesting coincidence!

The mountain on the other side of Kirwin?  Right, it just so happens to be Brown Mountain!

And, what river runs through Kirwin?  Right, the Wood River (in the wood)…

The surrounding features:  Chief Mountain (brave), Canyon Creek, Galena Creek (galena means lead, a heavy element)

The origin of the word treasure is actually thesaurus!  Thesauruses bold?

The first stanza has very odd punctuation, so it’s worth taking a moment to parse the entire sentence:

As I have [A] and [B], I can [C], and [D].

Where A is ‘gone alone in there’, B is ‘with my treasures bold’, etc...

Possible Interpretations:

Treasures & Riches - any mountain, creek, or river with a name that involves gemstones (Sapphire Creek, Gem Pool, Jewel Geyser, Sapphire Pool, Pearl Geyser, Opal Terrace, Emerald Spring, etc...).

Why did he need to go alone in there first?  Before the treasures bold?  And, why do we need to go in the same way?

‘Keep’ comes next, so keep an eye out for a Castle…  

Then something ‘secret’…

Then something ‘new and old’.

Other Ideas...:

The Bald solution is elegant and fits perfectly with both Kirwin, Wyoming and Joe Brown solves.

But, other than that...  There doesn’t seem to be too much helpful information in this line.  

Treasures probably relate to something (other than the unclaimed treasure chest and all the gold, of course), and bold almost certainly is a clue of some sort, but the rest of the words don’t seem to convey any meaningful information.

Useful to confirm a solve, otherwise not.

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

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