Featured Question with Forrest Fenn: My Parents Never Worried

off on an adventureForrest, I’m interested to know what was the reaction of both your parents, in detail, when you announced you were off with your buddy into the mountains for the adventure? Cheers. James


For whose adventure James, and what mountains and which buddy? Your question could fit any one of several episodes I experienced during my youth.

Generally speaking, my parents were wrought up with frontier spirit and encouraged me to run free if my pursuit appeared wholesome. There were no soccer moms when I was a teenager and my parents never worried for my safety.f


Best of luck with the Thrill of the Chase and all that you seek!  Enjoy life’s adventure!

And Happy Father’s Day to all Dads!



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30 Responses

  1. decall says:

    Happy Father’s Day!
    Forrest and everyone

  2. HeadedDown says:

    Only thing worse than a soccer mom driving around in an oversized gas guzzling SUV, is one in a sedan. Lol. Sorry, i had to do it.

  3. Illinosghost says:

    Happy Fathers Day Forrest
    I’m celebrating with a night out with my Wife!

    • JL says:

      Me also. Did breakfast with the kids. Tonight the wife wants to se he new jungle book movie.
      Happy Father’s Day!

      • JL says:

        Is it just me or does anyone else think that posting this on Fathers Day is a gift to all Fathers From FF ?

        • Chesney says:

          Yes Sir, I believe you are correct. Take a look at the “Strawberry Moon” tonight, which only occurs every 70 years. First day of Summer, as well!

          • JL says:

            I watched it last night in anticipation for tonight, also known as the Rose Moon. Throw a little magic dust on that and maybe there is a payday in there for someone.

            • Chesney says:

              Thank you JL. I am hoping I am in the right spot. I would have to look it up, but it may not look much different than normal. Perhaps, but what I did hear, is that when the sun sets and you turn 180 degrees you see the moon.

  4. pdenver says:

    What a wonderful surprise. Thank you for today’s Featured Question Jenny, James and Mr. Fenn. Gosh, sure sounded like you had great parents that encouraged you to just go out and explore. Now I know where you get your adventurous side from. Apple didn’t fall far from the tree. I don’t think you knew the inside of your home, except to lay your head down at night. Then again, you could probably have been found outside in your sleeping bag. Good for you! 🙂

  5. DPT says:

    Thanks Forrest and Jenny.

    Interesting that frontier means border or boundary line. Hmmm. I may have to find the edge here.

  6. 23kachinas says:

    Happy Father’s Day Forrest!

    I most admire you thinking to share your life journey with all of us common people who needed outdoor adventure in a time of too much technology and not enough nature.

  7. Iron Will says:

    At age 4, neither were mine Forrest! 🙂

  8. Onuat says:

    Unsheltered..Love it. Only the wise and the brave will survive.

  9. Jake Faulker says:

    Thanks Forrest & Jenny,
    Who provided the pic Jenny?

  10. Strawshadow says:

    Yes, different times indeed. Run free if my pursuit seemed wholesome, that says so much. Thanks for sharing Mr. Fenn and happy Father’s Day to all.

  11. Anna says:

    Those were the good ol days Mr. Fenn. It would thrill my heart to run free again… from sun up to sun down under the blue Montana skies, without a care. Thanks for an enjoyable post today. I hope you enjoyed being with your family on Father’s Day.

  12. Chesney says:

    This was a pleasant surprise, Thank You Mr. Fenn,Ms. Kile, and James for the question.

  13. BW says:

    Mr Fenn do we have Miss Ford to thank for your ability at being so evasive with yours answers? If so, she was good at her job! Thanks for a 2nd posting.

  14. Snider says:

    Both of them was not surprised at all. They know I am almost a maverick.
    It is very hard to unscramble an egg. But I am working on it.
    Thank you Jenny, and thank you Forrest.

  15. PL289 says:

    Must be a middle child thing. One of the best compliments I feel I ever heard was when my mom told me one day “you know, I knew early on your daddy and me would never have to worry about you. You’d always figure out a way to come out on top.”

  16. Diggin gypsy says:

    Is the ole coot picking the most dorky questions on purpose We all know Forrest had cool parents that were adventourouse and taught the ole coot to be a free spirit in the mountains These questions need to be about where the treasure is hahahah 🙂

    • pdenver says:

      It’s 8.25 miles north of Santa Fe, up to the U.S./Canadian Border, in the Rocky Mountains. 🙂

      Mr. Fenn is choosing the questions to answer. I’ve been thinking of different questions to ask, but wording it is the trickiest part. He is quite clever with his answers.

    • Chesney says:

      You better be careful, that “Old Coot” might give you a whoopin’ next time he sees you! 🙂 LMBO

  17. savvy says:

    IMO Mr. Fenn is trying to explain that growth/knowledge from the time we were much younger to present, that mistakes will be made and it’s how we deal with those trident mistakes intentional/unintentional is a true search for character. Sure our Mom and Dads are guides that will not be there all the time and in those moments that is when man can see himself in the abyss and that is when character can be built upon, not only to do the righteous things but also face any rebukes that may come their way, IMO. Thank you Jenny and Mr. Fenn.

  18. Ramona says:

    Thank you Jenny and Forrest. Those sound like some good old days. 🙂

  19. Ben Brown says:

    if i only had a bit,,,,of my health back,,,,i might be looking a bit my self,,,,,foe me likes fun

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