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


‘So hear me all and listen good, your effort will be worth the cold.’

This is a very interesting line (well, two lines forming one sentence actually).  

At first glance, it doesn’t appear to tell us a whole lot, but once you look deeper, a whole host of clues start to pop out.

The fact that ‘hear me’ and ‘listen’ are re-enforcing is a dead-giveaway.  They have to be important.  But, what exactly are we listening for?

‘Hear me’ implies that Forrest is telling us that our effort will be worth the cold, actually speaking it.  But, that doesn’t help much.

After the echo, your effort will be worth the cold...

‘Hear me’ is also a famous speech from Chief Joseph (there is a Mount Ouray that’s close to a lot of places that seem to fit into the poem).

Worth - estimable, having value, become, merit, wealth, riches

Worth might be part of a place-name (Fort Worth, Worthy, etc...).

Worth the Cold might imply that we are getting wet.  

Perhaps we are going swimming, crossing or wading through a creek.  The latter seems rather likely given the last stanza and the fact that high-waters are waders.

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!

We are looking for a location with a ‘cold’ name.  Frigid Creek, Ice Box Canyon, any glacier, etc…

We have to wade into a creek or stream.

We have to dive to get the chest.

The treasure is under a waterfall.

We are in alpine territory.  Permanent snow-cover.

Effort - work done by the mind or body, energy used to do something, a serious attempt to do something, something produced by work, effective force, etc…

Might be a place-name related to effort:  power, grind, power, endeavour, pass, exertion, etc…

Should be near some place with an Indian-name (Brave) and possibly forest (in the wood).

Possible Interpretations:

Cold as in flu.

Effort might be important.  Perhaps we need to go somewhere where we’ll need to exert ourselves.  Like climb a small slope.  Or hike behind a waterfall.  Etc…

Coldworth or Colworth

Other Ideas...:

I think we’re getting wet and cold.

We probably have to wade through a stream to the treasure chest.  Perhaps under a culvert or fallen tree (in the wood).

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.