Writing something new gets harder each time . Readers deserve to get something new to add to their own search and the only way that happens is when I learn a new perspective. Synchronicity is again rising up through the minds of those who wish to find the end of the rainbow. Again at the end of the season I get a new and better area to concentrate on.
This time as before I am leaving it up to the “Dogs of the Chase” to fill in the blanks. If Forrest likes my blog he has never said so but I believe he reads this occasionally just out of interest or perhaps to have a laugh. I was closest to Fenn’s treasure when I was searching in Gardiner but I was closest when I wasn’t looking but fishing for Browns. I am giving a few clues but I am in a true race as many are beginning to gravitate to the secret location. This has been going on for several years but just as Forrest said everyone goes passed the last few clues. Why because it is very tricky as he made it harder to find. If you know where to begin you are half way there. Half way is a long ways and so is the second half of the way. Finding the home of brown is also a long ways from the secret place.
Here’s new info that my now ninth year of experience has brought me to believe. Here is a list of places the treasure is not wanting. Let Forrest disagree if he wishes but I will give a few reasons to support my decisions and leave it to the “Pack” to discern the validity.
It is not in or around Gardiner Montana. The best shot in that area is Spinx Creek and Yankee Jim’s Canyon below the Brown put in.
- Years of searching by many searchers has turned up empty.
- Key wording in poem Warm waters halt but boiling river is where one warm water halts.
- no one has found a blaze.
It is not in Yellowstone Park.
1. Forrest doesn’t like the government ever since his Vet Nam experience. Giving the Park any chance of confiscating his treasure would be untenable for Forrest or the Dogs.
It is not in New Mexico.
1. Growing up in New Mexico gave me many camping, hunting and fishing experiences. New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment” but for a Texan it is no Cody, Gardiner or Yellowstone. With the long drought it almost has no river not a river running through it. He wasn’t going to Denver just to come back to New Mexico. There is a lot of history between New Mexico and Texas.
It is not in Lander Wyoming or Sinks Canyon.
1. Warm water halts is not correct it is warm waters halt.
It is not in Colorado.
1. Best hint is the car in the parking lot of the Denver Natural History Museum. Great hint but not in Colorado. This is a Key to the correct destination and how he planned to hide the treasure.
2. Is Colorado in the book? Nope! Is it in the poem? Nope.
Here are the two of the best clues I can give for now. Use the book The Thrill of the Chase and the poem. If your idea is not in the book or poem move on. Not in the book, move on. not in the poem move on.
The Boise Think Tank is on top of the Chase and the dogs are more active than ever. I use to be a little ahead of the pack but for medical reasons I am falling behind. It is a hard place to be in for the guy who has gone looking at the drop of a hat.
First, as I remind everyone this is a chase and the first to the treasure wins. Nothing will make up for being first. I figured out a new search spot just a week from neck surgery. I was afraid my days looking in the wood was ending. Now four weeks later I am a month away from driving and a season away from looking. Members of the Think Tank went on a recon last week. I was very conflicted between wishing them success and hoping I would get another chance at being first. The hardest part is knowing how much we give away to each other.
Gold changes everyone. If you say to yourself it wont change my ideas you are unconscious to your own behaviors. I am 69 with more 40 years of studding human behavior money changes everything. At the beginning of every search I try to get an agreement as to how we would divide the treasure and how we would handle the press etc. No one knows those answers and wrongly they want to work on that after they find the treasure. Of coarse they do that is human nature. So human nature is to put it off and human nature is to have trouble after the treasure is found. Ever had a death in the family with a sizable inheritance? Need I go on. Look if you think every body is going a long with your idea of fair you have very little wisdom.
People steal other’s ideas and believe they were their own. How many times have you told someone your idea only to have them think they came up with it themselves. I have gotten over 90% of my ideas from reading the blogs of others. The original ideas that are mine are never seen by others until I back them up. Every time new insight is developed everyone who hears it thinks its too easy even if it took eight years for me to come up with it. I have had tons of help but when I find the treasure believe me I’ll be patting myself on the back but deep inside I will know I used others to get wherever I go. That said the “Tank” is close and the alpha dogs will not be found on the porch.
One last season then I spill the beans sending the the dogs after the “fox’s” secret. Woof woof.