Six years and Forrest Fenn’s Poem is Clearer Than Ever

Do Not Touch

Ouch!  $1000 dollar fine for helping a baby bisson was paid by some visitors of the Yellowstone.  The tourist though they were helping an abandoned calf as they took the baby to the ranger station.  But you don’t touch the animals as human scent on a wild animal can be a death sentence as it was for this unfortunate calf.   Add this to your book of no no’s with no digging and don’t go where a 80 year old man can’t go and you should be alright in the Park.

Speaking of the Yellowstone it got rocked by an earthquake a week or so ago.  It was a 4.6  so said an unofficial native to the area.  Well  no landslides and the roads are open so  no harm.  I don’t worry about geology in the Yellowstone the doomsday volcano isn’t avoidable so I spend my time making my bear spray holster for quick draw because I do respect their power and they are a real danger.  I go alone just like Fenn did and I believe he went in September when the bears were probably a problem even for him.

I have officially given up on the treasure being in Yankee Jim Canyon.  I don’t think it is near Joe Brown’s gold claim either.  The artist Brown who painted Mammoth Springs doesn’t show me anything encouraging  nor the Ranger Museum started by Ranger Brown nor his home in the Lamar Valley where Ranger Brown grew up.  Bears in the Lamar Valley sometimes called Brown Valley for their sake is not where to put in.  I have change my mind  and have interpreted the poem in a new way.  The following is a new approach and it is leading me to a different location.

In keeping with my attempt to make this web site viable I will discuss a new way of thinking about the poem. Fenn said he wrote it like an architect would design a building and so he did.  Don’t get me wrong the poem is straightforward but the beauty is in the details in other words if you know where to start it is simple so says Forrest.  Where is where to start?  That is in the architecture.   So where to begin is somewhere in the Rocky Mountains but not where there is a Brown it is where there are a lot of Browns;  Brown family name, Brown Trout, Brown Bears, Brown Valley and of  course the Home of Brown.7yp

This photo was taken by me but one from a different angle was taken and placed in a National  Geographic.  That picture was entitled The Home of Brown.  The one time head ranger of the Yellowstone grew up here in this cabin.  His name Ranger Brown its location in the Lamar Valley sometimes referred to as the Valley of the Brown because of all the bears in this area.  But before you guess I think the treasure is around here think again I gave this area up almost 5 years ago.

If my readers wish to guess where I am going next there are hints in my earlier writings.  Stay tuned as they say as I am going to find out if I have solved the poem this time.  If I can’t find it I will give my readers a chance to look but it is not for the meek.  Meek is also one of the many features in Forrest architecture.  Keep searching and enjoy the thrill.

Author: captpappy

Teacher, counselor, therapist, coach and a treasure hunter with 40 years of teaching and coaching people from kindergarten to sports professionals. Helping people achieve their goals is what I do. I taught K-12 and university level in Physical Education, Biology, life skills, and transitions. I have a Masters in Social Work with a mental health concentration and worked with families, adolescents, and chemically dependent groups. Treasure hunting is my new passion for the last eight years.

3 thoughts on “Six years and Forrest Fenn’s Poem is Clearer Than Ever”

  1. Have you had a chance to take your latest interpretation approach “into the field” this year to test it out? Looking forward to future postings.


  2. I have 2 thoughts on Joe Miner Creek (as my solution brings me there also).
    1. — “If you’ve been WISE and found the blaze,” (perhaps you need to visit a “Y” in the creek, the first being at Tepee Creek, and a second “Y” at Wigwam Creek) == WISE (or Y’s)
    2. — “If you are BRAVE and in the wood” (FF is hinting to an Indian reference?) Tepee & Wigwam fit the bill!

    Also, FF has hinted that the treasure is above 5,000 ft. — The Yellowstone River at the mouth of Joe Miner Creek is at 5,000 ft. hhhhhmmmmm! 🙂

    PS. I’m new at this, as I began the TTOTC on January 1, 2017


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