Forrest Fenn's Treasure

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Proveick, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Proveick

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  2. TheJudgeHolden

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    My private theory is that it's not really hidden in the wilderness where a lot of people seem to think it is.. Fenn was like 70 or 80 when he hid it, he hid it alone and the box and all the gold are extremely heavy. I feel like it's probably stashed in some counter intuitive place out in the open or nearly so. Fenn has said people have been within 50 feet of it... Really got to admire the guy, this was basically all a scheme to show people places he loved growing up and to get people out in the wilderness.
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  3. mtndaddy

    mtndaddy Seeking flow~~o&o~~~

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    Spent some time looking for one of the clues on my last trip...not tellin where...
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  4. Proveick

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    It's apparently 42 lbs.

    [​IMG]
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    Ok you got me interested. I ordered the book. I figure it would be a good excuse to do some camping/exploring with the kids.

    So where do the warm waters halt?
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    Where a cool stream feeds into a hotspring? Yellowstone area?
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    never heard of it...

    I've probably been within 50 ft of lots of great stuff without knowing it :lol3
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    Great sand dunes the medano creek is pretty warm as it passes over the sand ....

    sent from 7,500 AGL
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  9. Proveick

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    [​IMG] Hey Folks, why don't we continue this this thread with everyone contributing.
    Maybe plan a ride to it's fruition?
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  10. eddyturn

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    I know.
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    That was a fun read. Sounds like that guy connected a lot of the dots. Be a fun trip.
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  12. Proveick

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    Looks like a camping trip this Fall is in order.
    Hmmmm
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  13. FatChance

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    I have already figured it out. I have a secret map to the treasure and will sell copies for $20/each to anyone who promises not to show it to anyone else. :deal
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    Funny part is, would you claim you found it? I would not, probably have Government tax you, or say because it's on Public Lands it's theirs. So would you ever know if it's actually found!
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    All proceeds from the book go toward cancer research.
    Last clue he gave is ' it's wet '.
    Some have been within 200 feet of it.
    Search starts 8.25 N of Santa Fe.
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    Skratchy Been here awhile

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    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    He walked from his car @ 79 years old carrying a 42 lb box in and back the same day.
    f you don't get the first clue you have no chance.
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  19. live2ridetahoe

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    I just found out about this treasure from watching Expedition Unknown a couple of weeks ago. It has kinda become obsessive to me. I have been reading everything I can on FF and other searcher's blogs. I have come up with a possible solution, but my search area is currently under snow. Now I have to wait until spring and hope that no one finds it before then.

    I've Googled my interpretation of WWWH and the words "Forrest Fenn" or "treasure" and nothing comes up, which to me means one of two things to me. One, either no one has come up with the same solution yet, or two, they have and are keeping it secret...

    I will be doing a trip in the spring to an area of the Rockies. I might take my moto and post a RR on here. Stay tuned and wish me luck.


    Tahoe
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    Geolander Scruffy Nerf Herder

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    Screams City Slickers to me.. Loved those movies growing up. Will definitely get out with my daughters when they grow up for this wild goose chase.
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