Featured Question and Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn: Roundup for the Year

forrest fenn treasureDear Forrest, with the year closing can you give us a roundup of search activities from your unique vantage point? Thanks so much, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!     ~jenny


Thanks Jenny, I’ll try.

Even as snow smothers most of the Rocky Mountains and icy roads strongly suggest that drivers stay home by the fire, a few intrepid searchers are not listening. Yesterday, another excited woman contacted me saying her ex was lost and incommunicado in Montana. We ganged his answering machine and inbox with messages. Fortunately, today he turned up safe and confused in Missoula.

There are webcams all over the country these days. They give you live weather reports in living color. I just checked the one at Old Faithful and found it snowing with vis about 400.’ Still, there were about 15 people walking around. The park is closed to all but snowmobiles.

I like to check the Yellowstone Giant Screen webcam because off in the distance I see an orange railcar that is parked adjacent to the building where I sometime showered as a kid. I didn’t do it very often because it cost 50 cents. Bathing in the Madison and Firehole Rivers was free.

Many searchers told me the general area in which they are looking. I didn’t read the long emails, but in most of the short ones I looked for key words that would get my attention. Several did this year and I hope my lack of an email response was not taken as a clue.

It is hard to know how many individuals were treasure hunting this summer, but my guess is between 40 and 50,000, most in New Mexico and least in Colorado. Of course I read the many short emails from families who told me and sent photos of their great adventures in the mountains. Thanks to those people.

Hunting reports have slowed to a crawl now that the search areas are mostly shut down for the winter.

Merry Christmas everyone and please be safe. f


The above Featured Question is also Weekly Words from Forrest for December 23rd, 2016. The complete list is here:

Weekly Words From Forrest Fenn

and the link to Featured Questions is here:

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Best of luck with the Thrill of the Chase and all that you seek! Treasure the Adventure!


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145 Responses

  1. Daniel A says:

    Good Advice! Stay out of the mountains…stay safe! Thanks Jenny and Mr. Fenn…Happy Holidays!

    • Lia says:

      Too/two many/man-E ways each & every word and phrase could be interpreted.
      For instance:
      ” I didn’t read the long-e mails.”
      “I read the many/man-E short-e mails.”

      Among other methods of extrapolation (estimating, beyond the original observation range) one could simply apply basic rules of pronunciation and arrive at the conclusion we are to ignore places beginning with long E sounds as in Elizabeth; and pay attention to short e sounds like Eric Sloane. While that may sound foolish in your estimation, there rEmain strong references in ttotc
      Poe-m to both names Eric Sloane and Elizabeth (perhaps the monarch & her privy, perhaps not).

      I sincerely hope this assists someone to meeting Mr. Fenn on his turf and placing the bracelet in his hands. As for me…well, I shut off my chase engines to return to enjoying the contentment I find in faith, family, friends.

      *(I’ve yet to understand how ignoring a poem is perilous. If anyone else understands what ff meant, please share your thoughts. Would enjoy hearing;-)

      • Hunny says:

        That’s pretty easy-
        From Google
        noun: peril; plural noun: perils
        serious and immediate danger.
        “his family was in peril”
        synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, hazard, insecurity, uncertainty, menace, threat, perilousness; More
        pitfall, problem
        “a situation fraught with peril”
        the dangers or difficulties that arise from a particular situation or activity.
        “she first witnessed the perils of pop stardom a decade ago”

        The two key words I see here are risk and difficulties. Ignore the poem at your own risk if you don’t you will have difficulties in recovering Indulgence.

  2. Thank you and happy Hollidays Forrest and Jenny

  3. Jake Faulker says:

    Thanks Jenny & Forrest,
    West Yellowstone
    Warm waters may halt somewhere around these areas….
    When the timed shower stops may be a good place or how about the Madison or Firehole???

  4. astree says:

    Merry Christmas, Jenny, Forrest and families.
    Hard to fathom so far confuse of it.

  5. paul hunter says:

    Merry Christmas to you all.

  6. VinnieVega says:

    As usual, a slightly confusing response…!
    “…… Several did this year (get his attention) and I hope my lack of an email response was not taken as a clue”

    If someone can ‘splain me if he found keywords suggesting searchers were on track, what clue would be necessary?

  7. Milan says:

    Merry Christmas Mr. Fenn! Merry Christmas Jenny! Happy holidays to the entire Chase family!

  8. LMN says:

    Merry Christ-mas to you and the family, sir. Remember everyone, the biggest gift that we can give the Thrillsmith and his family is peace and your own personal safety! For Christmas he gave us a hint or two or three…

    • SL says:

      I would add PRIVACY to that great gift list!

      Merry Christ-mas to you and yours. – (The reason for the Season)


      • LMN says:

        Absolutely! I thought the two terms were synonymous…but did not check the dictionary. Hope that you have a blessed day of spiritual reflection, fellowship and rest, too.

  9. JDA says:

    Merry Christmas Forrest and Jenny.
    Lots of references to Yellowstone area. A hint, or designed to distract from another location?
    I guess only Forrest can answer that.

    Forrest noted several short emails that has words that caught his attention – VERY INTERESTING!

    Forrest hopes that his NOT sending an email reasonse is NOT taken as a clue – INTERESTING.

    Good luck to ALL searchers – stay home where it is warm and TRY to STAY SAFE – Just as Forrest asks us to do. JDA

  10. WyMustIGo says:

    Guess it means pretty much nobody got any further, and should not confuse a lack of response to be a clue you are on the right track.

    • daout says:

      That’s kind of the way I took it as well, WMIG; lack of response doesn’t mean anything of any significance, so don’t give it any.

      Happy holidays to all, and thank you Jenny and Mr. Fenn for all that you give in this “chase.”

      Stay warm and safe this winter!

  11. Carolyn says:

    Thanks so much for your involvement and the wonderful gifts you have given us Jenny and Forrest! The Chase has been so much fun sharing it with y’all. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Forrest I hope you enjoy the stories I send you regarding my trips and the pics. Hope they bring you good memories and laughs.

  12. E.C. Waters says:

    In my opinion and statistically speaking, key words of specific interest (he potentially selected these with intent) are:
    – intrepid
    – ganged
    – safe
    – 15
    – vis
    – 400′
    – cents
    – Giant
    – orange
    – railcar
    – adjacent
    – bathing
    – looking

  13. ROLL TIDE says:

    Wow. This one is loaded folks. Just like that rail car. The one that carries heavy loads. I’ve asked about a boxcar connection on these sites more than once…
    The long ones and the short ones…
    the long and the short of it is…
    hunting …has slowed to a crawl…
    Someone has reached the point of crawling? Crawl = bow(look down), tarry, seek, bathe, be alive(quickly).

    Loaded .

  14. SL says:

    Fenn, Cody and Twain – One often reminds me of the other!



  15. Iron Will says:

    I know, Forrest. I understood your key words. Weirdest Christmas gift I got was a pair of blue jeans with a broken zipper. I just couldn’t zip it up! I’m confident I can correct that though. I have to if I am expecting to wear them this Spring. Best wishes.

  16. Bailey says:

    I checked out the Yellowstone Giant Screen webcam. Watched a couple of vehicles swerve slowly down those snowy roads. Very Cool! Merry Christmas everybody!

  17. Buckeye Bob says:

    The biggest key word I see is “family”.
    Merry Christmas to you all. Jenny, Forrest, Dal, Goofy, families and all ye seekers! May we all find our own treasures.

  18. Wendell Smith says:

    We took that guided snow machine trip last winter. Yellowstone requires a guide in the winter time. . We figured out a way to go off and ‘explore’ for hours. The snow is unrelenting. When we finally re joined the group we were covered with snow, I said ‘Where have you guys BEEN’? (Like they left us out there to long) I’ll never forget the look on this little boys face. He was with his dad and they were from Tampa Florida. It was their first time in the mountains. He looked at us like we just got down from the summit of MT Everest.

    Have a Merry Christmas All!

  19. Hunny says:

    Thank you Jenny and Forrest! What a lovely Christmas present!
    I’m very glad all searchers are present and accounted for, that family has much to be thankful for this Christmas season, as do many of us.
    Forrest, I’ve used the same two webcams you mentioned in my teams searches this past year, to make sure it was safe to get into our search areas. I didn’t even put two and too together with the orange rail car. Thank you for sharing that! I will think about you every time I look at that webcam in the future.
    Kind of a big ? in the number of searchers out this year, hmmmmm……
    Merry Christmas!!

  20. Zaphod73491 says:

    “It is hard to know how many individuals were treasure hunting this summer, but my guess is between 40 and 50,000”

    That’s a lot of people still working hard at it … or is it? Most read this as 40,000-50,000, but that’s not what he wrote is it? 😉

  21. Bidness says:

    Love is definitely hard work! But John Wayne is not dead… screw the snow, I’m heading towards the islands! Merry Christmas all!

  22. HeadedDown says:

    Oh man. I got a response so pffft. And I am searching in Wyoming. So double pfffffft. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. 🙂

  23. spallies says:

    The Yellowstone webcam is cool… It’s been snowing like crazy all morning here so I’m going to take your advice Forrest and just stay home and sit in front of the warm hearth and make pies…:) Merry Christmas everyone!

  24. Sparrow says:

    THanks Forest and Jenny. I was thinking about not taking the “lack of response”as a clue. That could actually be taken two ways (depending on attitude).
    “Oh, no response, I must be WAY off”, or “no response, wonder if I’m getting too close”.

    LOL—- Merry Christmas everyone!!

    • DelaYah says:

      Or, other reasons he is not able to respond, or has made it a protocol to not respond in such cases. Forrest has a whole lot of discipline. He is probably overflowing with discipline, exuding his traits to others and helping build again people who care for one another in this divided nation on too many levels.

  25. OH! says:

    Game Over! Until Thaw……. Happy Holidays To All

  26. Focused says:

    Big screen..humm ” Big Picture”.. could he be refering to look at the big picture ?

    Also, “train”…. the train only goes by the banana tree one time….

    Just thinking out loud…. carry on my friends

    Until next time…. see ya

    • Iron Will says:

      I like the way you think Focused. And your poetry too 😛

    • Crow says:

      One time only – thank goodness. I am seriously tired of bananas! I am tired of the trees of them and the numerous ways of cooking ’em. I even have a bathroom basket deodorizer made from banana leaves! So on Christmas Day, I was presented with a real treat – an ear of corn that had dark grey kernels. It was good eating and it was not a banana. 🙂 Happy New Years to all.

    • DelaYah says:

      Have you found that spot on the map?
      Also, “train”…. the train only goes by the banana tree one time….

  27. Sparrow says:

    When searchers tell Forrest the “general” area they’re looking in, I wonder if they are searching near the cities of Patton, or McArthur, or maybe where Custer once fought?
    The part about being people’s “great adventures in the mountains” really caught my eye though. Great adventures into the wild are fun to begin, and in the right weather can be exceedingly enjoyable.

    • DelaYah says:

      They are not too close, but not too far from where George Autie Custer died.

      At 10 I read a book I never forgot
      about General George ‘Autie’ Custer
      and the last battle he had fought
      where the Indian tribes all did muster

      When he was young he carried coal
      Then for a time was an educator
      Nearly expelled in a jokers role
      but became a leader a bit later

      Rode to the middle of a river
      without displaying even a shiver
      His leaders had admired this of him
      and put a new rank above his brim

      With a red hanky hanging around his neck
      he attacked his foes quick and head on
      ’til the day he was shot and fell to the deck
      That battlefield had much blood shed on

  28. ROLL TIDE says:

    I like the “strongly suggest”. Suggest = hint.
    Better than that though, to strongly suggest is to urge, and urge = drive.
    Therefore, the icy roads, which are doing the strong suggesting, are the “drivers”. The icy roads should be driving the drivers to stay home.
    There’s that mirror once again… drivers and drivers.

  29. Mea says:

    Whenever I review the comments to a Weekly Words, I always wonder what is the Elephant in the room that nobody is mentioning?

  30. Sparrow says:


    Great point. Thanks! Those mirrors just seem to show up everywhere. 🙂

  31. Ramona says:

    Thank you Jenny and Forrest, Merry Christmas to all.

  32. Geydelkon says:

    Wow, how the year went by so quickly. Having so many plans next year brings excitement in my life. So many trips to take to New Mexico to look for things. Today I got my spanking new book of the last 100 years.

  33. Fenngshui says:

    I so enjoy the webcam of Old Faithful. I also used it as an incentive for a few students who needed extra motivation to complete their assignments. One student would beg to see “O’ Fayful” erupt once again. He was amazed every time.

  34. Peace on earth and goodwill to all,and to all a good night.

  35. Chesney says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Thank You Mr. Fenn and Ms. Kile, for the Weekly Words. I am personally not finished with my quest… not yet! If I knew precisely where it is, I could get it any time of the year! So it is frozen in time, and takes a little further effort and cold to get to it. Everyone stay safe and stand by for news!

  36. Strawshadow says:

    Thank Yous Jenny and Mr. Fenn,
    Funny how the ex’s always seem to be in the middle of a predicament. Could a clueless response be a hint? Time to keep your drivers to the fire, short, sweet and no place for the meek.
    Merry Christmas my friends!

  37. randawg says:

    I can hardly wait for spring! But remember FF said: “Don’t be impatient, the treasure chest isn’t”
    Merry Christmas Mr Fenn and Mrs Kile!


  38. JDA says:

    Merry Christmas all.
    Forrest mentions an orange boxcar (in the distance), adjacent to a place he once took showers at 50 cents. 50 cents seems expensive for when Forrest was a boy doesn’t it?

    Could this be “code” for something orange in the far distance from a specific spot? He mentions 40 to 50,000 – could these represent zoom factors on Google Earth to see the “something” orange in the distance (An orange BOX canyon?), and zoom in on a place he once showered? I know this sounds crazy, but that is what my subconcious came up with during the night. Weird! TRY to STAY SAFE ALL – JDA

    • DelaYah says:

      An idle mind is not yours. God bless you JDA.

      • Mike Forni says:

        The “orange” railcar could be a reference to JDA’s shirt… JDA may be closer than all of us. However, I take the Master’s post to be his most profound post ever. In my opinion, the treasure is in the West Yellowstone or Yellowstone Park or it will not be found in the Master’s lifetime. I will give a thorough review of this recent post when I have more time. Happy Holidays to All!

    • Passenger says:

      How about 40.50000 north..

  39. ROLL TIDE says:

    Plagiarism SUCKS.
    This is for those who think they are cool by posting the thoughts that someone other than themselves has put forth on other sites. Don’t kid yourself, most of us here read all of the sites.
    If you are going to poach comments and thoughts that originated with someone other than yourself, then be decent enough to credit that original commenter with having come up with that thought or idea.
    Piracy doesn’t make you look smart, it makes you look dishonest and tasteless.

    • Sparrow says:

      Hope it wasn’t me. I didn’t intend to plagiarize anyone’s ideas.

      Have a great Christmas!

      • ROLL TIDE says:


        No sir, it wasn’t you. They know who they are, this isn’t the first time I have seen it happen.
        It’s one thing to advance a theory or idea that is ongoing but, it’s a totally different thing to come on here and present something as your own thoughts when it is abundantly clear that thought was offered up by another searcher on a different site, only the day before.
        To me, that is not only boldly audacious, it is also unacceptable.
        And no, it wasn’t something I’d said anywhere else. I just recognized it as being from someone other than from whom presented it over here as their own.
        Very tacky, in my opinion.

    • The Wolf says:

      I hope all had a Merry Christmas.

      Roll Tide brings up a very good point, plagiarism is the equivalent to stealing. I too have noticed this and I really don’t mind sharing my discoveries but when they are taken and presented as if are their own, is when I take exception. All one has to do is cite the author of the original idea.

  40. Jeremy P. says:


    “Holmes, we’ve received a telegram. It reads, ‘Many searchers told me the general area in which they are looking. I didn’t read the long emails, but in most of the short ones I looked for key words that would get my attention.’

    Whatever can it mean?”


    “Watson, you amaze me in your utter lack of imagination. Your stupidity borders on criminality.

    There are several features of interest here that you must observe. First, he’s previously stated that he gets a lot of emails, and that he enjoys reading the ones where people are having a good time looking, and especially the ones where kids are involved. But he’s kept it ambiguous on whether he was even interested in how close searchers were or how much progress they’ve made.

    With the volume of content that he gets, no one could possibly read it all. But here he exposes that he is actually interested in how close searchers are getting, and that he is actively looking for data that would indicate progress has been made. That’s a new reveal. Most of us thought that was the case, but it was not clearly stated before.

    Further, there’s a description of what that data would be, although that is more subtle. He’s not looking at latitudes and longitudes people are sending, or photos, or if he is it’s not the primary thing he is looking at. He’s reading. He probably gets many of the same things over and over — it’s in Wyoming! it’s in New Mexico! it’s in West Yellowstone! it’s in Taos! — lots of noise. It is far more likely a granular signal that he is looking for. Maybe it’s starts with something like a city, but the thing that catches his eye is something more specific and narrow.

    It’s also not a general concept, independent of a location. An email that says “I read Journal of a Trapper…” is just noise unless it also says “…and it led me to Yellowstone”, because reading Journal of a Trapper and ending up in Mexico isn’t progress. It’s not a signal that would catch his eye. Finding a real clue in The Thrill of the Chase, but following it to the wrong state, is not a signal. The signal must have a generally correct location attached to it of it to have interested him.

    This is all incredibly useful if you are paying attention.”

    Watson: “How so?”

    Holmes: “Isn’t it obvious?”

    Watson: “Not to me.”

    Holmes: “My dear Watson, your shoes are untied.”

  41. ROLL TIDE says:

    Jeremy P,
    Well said.

  42. Jdiggins says:

    “Even as snow smothers most of the Rocky Mountains and icy roads strongly suggest that drivers stay home by the fire, a few intrepid searchers are not listening. Yesterday, another excited woman contacted me saying her ex was lost and incommunicado in Montana. We ganged his answering machine and inbox with messages. Fortunately, today he turned up safe and confused in Missoula.”

    Hmmmm….veddy, veddy intudesting!

  43. ROLL TIDE says:

    Jdiggins ,

    I know, right?
    My x isn’t lost and hidden, although it is indeed alone and off the beaten track …
    Ya gotta hate it when yer x gets smothered by snow and ya can’t find it .

  44. JL says:

    I dusted off my boots, hat, spurs and chaps in preparation for the roundup, what happened? I don’t see no stinkin roundup here.

    Merry Christmas and a happy roundup

    • JL says:

      Oh wait, silly me its round up not roundup. I get it.

    • DelaYah says:

      I am going out on a limb and saying, one of them was mentioned on this page.
      key·word also key word (kē′wûrd′)
      1. A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher.
      2. A significant or descriptive word.
      3. A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information.

      • JL says:

        Going farther on the limb, there are lots of words in this WW and being biased would make you pick the wrong one so in my biasedness I choose
        fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).
        “our intrepid reporter”
        synonyms: fearless, unafraid, undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, bold, daring, gallant, audacious, adventurous, heroic, dynamic, spirited, indomitable; brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, stouthearted, stalwart, plucky, doughty; informalgutsy, gutty, spunky, ballsy
        “our intrepid leader inspired us to forge ahead”

        Sounds like a maverick and goes with roundup

        Which one would you choose DelaYah ?

        • Jdiggins says:

          I know you asked delay ah, but for me,
          None of the above. I’m a big chicken!

          • JL says:

            Jdiggin, don’t be ascared. This is an open forum and everyone is invited to reply to anything I might post. Good, bad, or ugly. But hopefully more good.

          • DelaYah says:

            No need to wait… Go get that chicken. You may be in for a yuge surprise.

            • JL says:

              “Your destination is small, but its location is huge.”f
              My destination has a yooge X on it which brings me precisely to the crossroad demon and I dare f to prove it otherwise. What is good for the gander is good for the goose. This game was over long ago everyone just chooses to ignore the hieroglyphics on the crossroad. When I choose is mine and mine alone As i should be.

        • DelaYah says:

          Me too! 😀

          • Hunny says:

            I prefer bare back myself, but it can be dangerous if the horse is sassy from being pent up from a long winters nap. Yep better use that bronc saddle the first time out in the spring! 😜

  45. Onuat says:

    I believe by mentioning what he can see in the distance,(the orange railcar) he indicates that a lot of searchers are looking too far ahead and completely miss what’s right under their nose,s. It’s a very good experiment,Forrest. No one has mentioned the vehicle (uncertain knowlege )which is covered in snow and hasn’t moved in the last few days. For all we know,it could be a missing searchers car.
    A giant concealment. A veil over ones eyes.
    Merry Christmas everyone and to all a goodnight.

  46. Friend says:

    Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.
    Enjoy every merry minute!!!!!

  47. Point Foot says:

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be careful out there. The weather can be really dangerous. I just returned with the family from Lake Tahoe back to sunny Southern California. It was a crazy drive with snow and heavy rain almost the entire drive. The scariest thing was other drivers. We had fun making snowmen and sledding with the kids and made it home for Christmas. I’m looking forward to the spring/summer for my next search. I know where I’m going and I know I wouldn’t want to be crawling out there in the snow… Blessings to all. Thank you Forrest and Jenny!

  48. Lou Lee Belle says:

    Merry Christmas Forrest, Jenny and Everyone! Best Wishes in 2017.

  49. passenger says:

    “Hire my land and leased 10 good years”…..”Leased in Colorado”.

    • Passenger says:

      Forrest. Happy holidays! I’m hoping for a white Christmas and the key to contentment, peace. If I’m right, wit and creativity are drawn from it….. But I think you may still have an ace up your sleeve! Wishing you the best.


  50. TrailThumper says:

    Happy Holidays to all and stay safe!

  51. John Boy says:

    Glad to hear you are doing fine Forrest. Remember where I was when you told me ” you cant find it in the snow” I went back later in the year but didn’t go to the bottom. I am starting to think I should have. When you mentioned having your search partner wait in the car it made me think of there. The parking situation and all. I know it wasn’t the tall one. I was there this year. It’s not there but there are 2 others. I haven’t been to the bottom of either. Actually there are 4 others, one isn’t always there though and the other much to small and a very long uphill walk. Been to both. Not there either. So again that just leaves 2. One I have been to but not the bottom. The other I haven’t been to yet. We just bought our first house so money is leaving our hands at a very fast pace right now. Maybe later in the summer next year. If I go I will go to the bottom of both places. I will let you know if I am going and when. Really glad to hear from you and know you are doing well. Best wishes for your New Year and yours as well Jenny. Happy New Year everyone

  52. Tk says:

    Jenny – Who chooses the pictures for this … you or f? Thanks

  53. SL says:

    Three precious sets of tootsies in front of a fire with a background of…stars. Memories are dear.


  54. I say peggy jean proctor fenn,is forrests pretty special forrest.they married became as one in marriage,so you got forrest forrest,a fox,fenn=forrest forrest ,identical. 64 years ,wow.shes true,got the ring,touch,she counter balances forrest,square,set off,answer,know,belong to,enrich,match,understand,mark,spot,place,name,blaze,star,leave,fly,near,force,make peace,hatch,satisfy,keep the faith,hide,secret,spark,precipitate,overshadow,equal,the spotlight that set forrest off,set-off,so if peggy is not the thrill of the chase,forrest is saying set-off on your own thrill of a chase,and find your own treasures,or I can also visualize forrest going to a special forest hiding a chest,I visualize me finding that chest,if I knew where it was,darn it,no body alive knows where the treasure is but forrest,he’s not telling,its a secret,nobody keeps a secret ,marvin fenn knew forrest secret.marvin fenn took his secret to the grave.you know ,mr. forrest you really can’t take it with you.if you die,your soul is gone,but the chest and contents are still there ,where you put them.you put them so you could keep them.people can read that poem until they are 100,and still won’t be able to figure it out,as the master of writing ,a genius is at work,messing with my mind and heart.darn it,darn it ,darn it.mr. forrest really,big rocky mountains.thats pretty rockyI get all these words and still can’t put two and two together,boy,i must be stupid,look at the big picture,yup,its big. earth ,space,creation,birth ,me,now what.help yall.I’m alice looking thru the looking glass,I can’t see the forest for the forrest.I can’t see it because its invisible,its only visible to forrest ,because its in his mind where you can’t go.its foggy,i can’t see thru the clouds,covered up,can’t get thru there to see.very steamy,warming,toasty,huh ,mr. forrest. you sure got me going in circles.

    • Jdiggins says:

      Virginia Diane,
      You have a unique perspective, one that should not be dismissed. Good thoughts, hard to follow, kinda like my own…
      Nonetheless, good thoughts!
      And Mr forrest…congratulations, if you see this. Not many have such a treasure as do you and Peggy in each other. God Bless, and thank you for enriching our lives too!

  55. DelaYah says:

    If you are wise and find the blaze when you get into position, don’t turn your head to the side.
    This might distort your view. Your view is important.

  56. lifesablaze says:

    Hello Everyone,
    Just giving everyone a heads up if you are on the pbforum even if you aren’t the member Ricknowak is a troll and a hacker. His latest post “silly rabbit trix are for kids” is something I posted on my FB page a few weeks ago to my ex boyfriend. It was for friends only and I removed the post the next day. So be careful everybody.

  57. DelaYah says:

    In my deliberations I came up with between 25 and 30… but that was just men… So with women and children included, we are talking a little more than Mr. Fenn had figured, and I come up with around 5480

    It is hard to know how many individuals were treasure hunting this summer, but my guess is between 40 and 50,000, most in New Mexico and least in Colorado. Of course I read the many short emails from families who told me and sent photos of their great adventures in the mountains. Thanks to those people.

  58. DelaYah says:

    I forgot a 0

  59. DelaYah says:

    What if you were searching and touched the chest without realizing what it was? Is that possible? Would your heart skip a beat then or later?

    Forrest Fenn? Did you really do that?

    Speculation – 11-20-16
    First shall my eyes see the evidence of its presence
    My heart shall be ready although in a different sense
    In my mind is burned an image that I already know
    When I touch it with my hands will my heart still beat slow

    Will I make a loud report and remember it for a rhyme
    or will I calmly whisper to hear the tree leaves chime
    Not really worthy to be said of it, a mild desert clime
    I hope I’m truly ready for it at that unscheduled time

    A time has come to have some fun and perhaps speculate
    The views around here are great when you yourself acclimate
    If I see Mr. Brown upon whom I frown it’s hopeless to adulate
    If he had his way on a bad day it’s me he’d surely castigate

    If I were to march in protest he would his mighty power demonstrate
    Or perhaps if I throw a rock his way this might him more agitate
    He stayed up a few nights with his head in a dig, even to excavate
    If the weather is just right there’ll be no fright he will go hibernate

  60. Jdiggins says:

    This roundup stirred comments blog wide, year long to this day…
    I sure hope we get another one soon!!!

  61. Twingem says:

    I second that!

  62. JC1117 says:

    I third that!

    But I’m content with or without a yearly roundup from Forrest.

    But with would be good. 🙂

  63. crimsonblazeblog says:

    You cant corral a wild horse.

  64. Jdiggins says:

    Cute JC!
    More like a mustang…sally! 🙂

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