As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is drawing ever nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
Forrest Fenn hid a treasure chest in the Rockies, can you solve the poem and find the gold!
The Fenn Treasure is a treasure reportedly worth more than one million dollars supposedly hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn in the Rocky Mountains.
According to Fenn, many people have claimed to have found the treasure, but no one has provided any evidence to him supporting their claim. As of July 2017, Fenn has stated “The treasure remains where I hid it about 7 years ago”. In May 2017, Fenn was asked: “Has anyone determined the nine clues and what they represent?” and his response was: “I don’t know that anybody has told me the clues in the right order”, leading to speculation all of the clues have been solved, but the chest remains hidden. Forrest reconfirmed searchers have been within 200 feet of the treasure and many within 500 feet. The Thrill of the Chase and Too Far to Walk books chronicle Fenn’s life as an adrenaline junkie and the treasure hunt has attracted many thrill seekers.
2 Books written about the Fenn Treasure
Fenn operated an art gallery with his wife Peggy after retiring from the United States Air Force. The gallery was located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and sold everything from artifacts to fine art and was quite successful. In 1988, Fenn was diagnosed with cancer and came up with the idea during this illness to hide a chest full of treasure for anyone to go find. He filled the chest with “treasure” containing gold nuggets, rare coins, jewelry and gemstones, along with an olive jar holding his autobiography. He intended to hide it and end his life nearby, with the treasure as a legacy. However, he survived his illness and waited until he was 79 or 80 to hide the treasure. Prior to the treasure hunt, Fenn found himself at odds with federal antiquities laws. FBI agents raided his home in 2009 as part of an investigation into artifact looting in the Four Corners area and seized items, but he was not charged. Two people targeted in the case committed suicide and Fenn has blamed the FBI for their deaths.
Two people have died while searching for the treasure.
Randy Bilyeu, who went missing in January 2016 and was later found dead in July of that year. As a result, Bilyeu’s ex wife told others she thought the Fenn Treasure was a hoax.
Pastor Paris Wallace of Grand Junction told family members he was searching for a buried treasure and later failed to show up for a planned family meeting Wednesday June 14, 2017. His car was found parked near the Taos Junction Bridge and his body was subsequently found 5-7 miles downstream.
Pressured by the New Mexico State police, Fenn removed the common links (that the treasure is underwater and that it is near the Rio Grande River) between these two deaths on June 29, 2017 in an effort to make the treasure hunt safer