Featured Question and Weekly Words from Forrest: Blaze Measurement

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Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn

Weekly Words for May 13th, 2016 are as follows and are combined with the Featured Question:

Mr. Fenn: How far is the chest located from the blaze? ~ casey

Casey, I did not take the measurement, but logic tells me that if you don’t know where the blaze is it really doesn’t matter. If you can find the blaze though, the answer to your question will be obvious. Does that help?f


Best of luck with The Thrill of the Chase and all that you seek! Enjoy Life’s Adventures!


Other links of interest:

Forrest Fenn Poem Line: If You’ve Been Wise and Found the Blaze

Six Questions with Geoff Ward: Author of Spirals: Patterns of Existence 

Library of Sunday’s Quotes

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53 Responses

  1. astree says:

    Thank-you, Forrest and Jenny. Posted early this week! Jenny, I like the “C 24” of the picture.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thank you very much Forrest, Jenny and Casey!

  3. pdenver says:

    Thank you Casey, Jenny and Mr. Fenn for this week’s Featured Question and Weekly Words. I greatly appreciate them. 🙂

  4. Twingem says:

    Thank you so much for the weekly words. Glad to have them to ponder over coffee before heading out for the day. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

  5. Mark J says:

    Still holding out for wisdom to come.

  6. WiseOne says:

    Makes sense to me. 🙂

  7. JC1117 says:

    Hello from Brazil, All. Can a little girl (or boy) in Brazil get past the first 2 clues any easier? Perhaps there’s an advantage to living in the Southern Hemisphere. Or would I just be swirling down a rabbit hole in the opposite direction?

    This question and answer leads me to believe that there are coordinates to be found in the poem, somehow. I’ll have to ponder that.

    “How far is the chest located from the blaze?”

    Where is fancy bred? In the heart…or in the head?

    Thanks for the new question and answer Forrest, Jenny and Casey.

  8. Onuat says:

    In close proximity. Final answer. 🙂 Goodmorning Jenny and Forrest. Thanks again.

  9. nmc says:

    “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one” GW

  10. Friend says:

    I would like to know how far the blaze is from the HOB.
    Forrest…… are ya there……..???
    Wanna give a hint???

    • Strawshadow says:

      I think he already did Friend.

      • Friend says:

        Hi Strawshadow, love the name by the way!
        On your line of thinking, I would assume that the HOB is the blaze, is this correct?
        How did you come to this conclusion?

        • Strawshadow says:

          Thanks for the compliment Friend, although I do like to share the love, be careful with how you mean it. And with my line of thinking, I would not assume to know anything. My conclusion was from the poem, “If you’ve been Wise”, for me the distance is nothing more than an educated guess. When I said I think, I didn’t say I know, and since this doesn’t help, I hope it doesn’t hurt. Also, I like the way your vibrant personality appears so openly in your writing style, bet your a fun person to hang with.:)

  11. Ramona says:

    Thank you Jenny and Forrest. Find the blaze and it will be obvious.

  12. Strawshadow says:

    Thanks Casey, Jenny and Mr.Fenn
    Speaking off the cuff, I’m seeing smoke signals and feeling a little torn. Time to calculate a three dimensional approach. All this and still destreatching a tangent. Peace all.

  13. 42 says:

    So, I guess all that’s needed now is knowledge of the UCC uniform commercial code, at the CC’s; DNA helix on Forrest, Eric, Skippy, and Kammerer; coordinates to 6 different 69 locations all on the coffin bone; ALL valorously worth the cold temp of 67 tecolody owls of course! No worries. Well, silly Me, I thought he said, you only need to have the last clue correctly solved to “plot the X” on the plat. LOL 😉

  14. A girl says:

    Just when I drove a sixth of the way across the Country in the wrong direction!

  15. OH! says:

    If he did not take a measurement that means a measurement is available. Than he states if you don’t know where the blaze is, that it doesn’t matter. This means that you have to find the blaze first. If you have found the blaze, the visual will give you your answer as to how far the chest is away. I don’t think he is combining the two but separating them. But the best answer is in the poem.

  16. Mark J says:

    Oh when, oh when will the blaze be exposed.

  17. Muset says:

    does that help? = at hole’s depth

    Thanks for the fun words again.. I’m booked to search in a week…

    • JL says:

      Wow, everyone has so many places with confidence but only one place to find indulgence. I don’t think I’m close and the best time to go skinny dipping is when the weather is the hottest unless I have company and my wife to keep me warm. It might be hard to talk her into this one.

  18. JohnR says:

    Again he did not / didn’t but could have. Plus he kinda squeezed it in there. I wonder if you can just look down or if you have to do it with an anxious purpose of some sort.

  19. astree says:

    “the answer to your question will be obvious”


    Realizing that this may be a hint

    Using the “skip” 6, yields



  20. Timothy says:

    I read this as a answer to the question of “where”. If you haven’t found the BLAZE yet it really doesn’t matter! Why would it not matter? is this not suppose to last 100 years? Everyone is reading everything that f says but I see very very little if people reading it with there solve. I see everyone reading these MW as though one is expecting a answer to a quiz. I can say, with a positive attitude, that all of the quotes, words
    and blog comments made by f that he is helping the people who understand the poem. We all know a red neck hillbilly wit 12 kids and a broken down truck will not be the one to decipher this poem. But, if you read what f has been graciously giving to us all and been paying close attention to everything so far and read with the ability that f wrote with then the answers start coming out of the clouds. Is everyone reading HOB as the Home Of Brown or could it really be interpreted as the beginning to the end?
    The answer is in the wind and in the Poem.

  21. Jeremy P. says:

    This seems appropriate:

    “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

    – Sherlock Holmes

    • Jeremy P. says:

      And also:

      “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.”

      – Sherlock Holmes

      For example, we see a blaze and a chest all the time. I observe that the blaze is 17 words away from the chest in the poem.

      Coincidentally, there are seventeen steps from the hall to this room in which Holmes is having this conversation with Watson (A Scandal in Bohemia).

      You might then want to conclude that the blaze is seventeen steps from the chest. But you couldn’t, because you didn’t observe it.


    • Jeremy P. says:

      All that matters is the work.


      Put that in your blog! 🙂

    • Strawshadow says:

      So right Jeremy,
      Like that crazy sunset this evening, how could you miss it, and yet many did. This one was beautiful all around with colors popping that I had never seen before. The west was a beautiful red, orange and yellow with clouds, north and east, fantastic with purple highlights but my favorite was due south, the red colors streaking across the sky with huge white puffy number nine clouds billowing up above creating a spectacular contrast and top that off with the almost full moon. Yep south was calling my name tonight. Serenity overflowing and I know just who to Thank:)

      • Strawshadow says:

        I got excited and forgot to stay on subject. Let’s just say tonight’s sky was more enchantingly twisted than the I care to measure, hope that straightens things out.

  22. Duck Hunt says:

    With resolve, one will brush up and stand that board to fashion a bench.

  23. Nope says:

    No, it doesn’t help. Lol. Sorry to speak for Casey. F doesn’t respond to my questions anymore.

    • Strawshadow says:

      Maybe Mr. Fenn is out with his fly pole Nope. If I had my way I would be too. There’s no better place to be this time of year than looking down a creek filled with promising native trout. And from the looks of the tape he’s fishing for 16 to 29 inchers. OK that maybe a slight stretch.

  24. Iron Will says:

    The chest is located approximately ONE INCH from the blaze if one measured it through vicarious means. Don’t believe me? Ask Forrest and see if his answer will match mine? 😉

    Of course, this is just my O-pinon.

  25. Crow says:

    Got it. Nice measurement. 24 not 36 as I thought perhaps.

  26. Chase Fan says:

    Well, it’s obvious from this Obvious Post. I’ve gone & stretched a tangent. I think I may have pulled something…ouch, should have warmed up first.

  27. Ken says:

    This is a hint only if you know what the blaze is; I know, because I do.

  28. Ken says:

    I have a question for Jenny; why can I not comment on your posts that show up on my FaceBook page?

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