Forrest Fenn's Treasure

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

  1. live2ridetahoe

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    Geez.. I had this dream last night that people were following me while I was looking for the treasure and they found it where I was looking. Woke up with a cold sweat! In my dream I was kind of relieved that the hunt was finally over...

    Going to try to head back to NM in a few weeks. Hoping to do some hiking and camping in the second week of October.

    Cheers,

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  2. lkr57

    lkr57 Living the dream

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    I finally got up there today to have a look. It was a nice day to be out, with sunny skies and no rain in the forecast. And we've got that Fall Colors thing going on now.

    The video posted above has been removed from youtube, but I found a similar video to compare my results with. The location is easy to find: go to St. Elmo. Just below the town you will see a sign for CR292 and the Iron City Campground. Go down CR292 a little ways and you will come to the bridge. The campground is just on the other side of the bridge and the parking area is just before the bridge.

    This is the parking area. You can see the bridge in the background:

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    Go across the road and into the woods. The tree shown in the video is easy to find. Here it is:

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    You can clearly see the squarish-shaped hole next to the tree. It definitely looks man-made. Was the treasure buried there? Maybe. Maybe not. It's impossible to say.

    I also found another tree with what could be described as a "blaze" and signs of people digging underneath it:

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    Maybe this is where the treasure was buried? Or not, who knows.

    I think the real treasure in these is hills is the golden colored aspens and the beautiful scenery. It was a great day to be out!
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  8. live2ridetahoe

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    Thanks for the post zipweek!!

    Player not working here at the office. Will watch it at home later.


    Tahoe
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  10. live2ridetahoe

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    Had an epiphany last night while reading Thrill of the Chase to my daughter...

    In the chapter about the treasure, the chapter that contains the poem, Forrest states, "the treasure is in the mountains north of Santa Fe". He doesn't state, "the treasure is in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe". If he had written his memoir and then died, we wouldn't have all of these "clues" he has since dropped. I have always believed that it is in New Mexico. This kind of sealed the deal for me.

    Forrest said that all you need are the poem, a good map or Google Earth. He stated that there are clues in the book. I think this is a big one.

    Of course, this is just my $0.02...


    Tahoe
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  11. FatChance

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    You better find the treasure after this week... :wave
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    Why? My portfolio is up like 40-brazillion% since when I got in :p All the FUD from the n00bs that's going on now is thoroughly entertaining.

    Bitcoin is up from like $125 a year ago at this time to $8700 right now?
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  13. bigfatkahuna

    bigfatkahuna Exploring Colorado

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    Good thoughts there. The only problem is it is just easier for me to search in Colorado... That's where I want it to be! Guess if I'm really going to get serious, I need to look down south too...
  14. ColoradoDavid

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    I am fairly certain that Fenn has stated that the treasure is not buried.
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    I am looking for a search partner that lives inthe the Colorado area. If you live in Denver, even better. Contact me and lets plan an outing.