Key to Forrest Fenn’s poem

This is the first of a set of answers to the poem that will lead to the very place that  Forrest selected for his treasure.  The poem has three rhyming lines per verse.  It is a triplet.  The main clues all refer to three things that identify  the place to find the treasure.

Brown is the key needed to put the clues together.  Only three verses are needed to find the treasure the other three verses just distract from the treasure’s location.

Here are the three references to the “key” Brown.  Arthur Brown is a famous artist who’s only surviving water color of Yellowstone is of Mammoth Hot Springs.  Gary A. Brown was a ranger and Assistant Director of  Yellowstone National Park and he grew up in a cabin on the Lamar River. The cabin is shown in National Geographic and titled the Brown home. It is now the Lamar Ranger Research Station.  The third reference is the Lamar Valley known by many rangers as Brown Valley for its many bears. If all goes well my next post will reveal which gate to enter to “Begin it.”