Featured Questions with Forrest: Warm Waters and Geography

rocky mountainsSomeone unfamiliar with your poem receives a message that says “meet me where warm waters halt, somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe”. Would they be able to work out where to go? If they can’t, would they need the whole poem, another stanza, or just a line or word to help them on their way? ~Phil Bayman

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There are a few words in the poem that are not useful in finding the treasure Phil, but it is risky to discount any of them. You over simplify the clues. There are many places in the Rocky Mountains where warm waters halt, and nearly all of them are north of Santa Fe. Look at the big picture, there are no short cuts. f

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Mr. Fenn, Is there any level of knowledge of US history that is required to properly interpret the clues in your poem. ~Steve R

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No Steve R,
The only requirement is that you figure out what the clues mean. But a comprehensive knowledge of geography might help.

 

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12 Responses

  1. Interesting responses. Taken with an answer to an earlier question, a real map/geography theme is emerging. Did Forrest provide the map included with his response, or was it added later by someone else?

  2. Mark J. says:

    Mr. Fenn, what is your favorite color?

  3. litterateOne says:

    Jenny,

    The whole problem with this is Phil over simplified the clue by omitting the words “Begin it” from the line and thus left out key information in determining the correct starting point, and that is why Forrest answered in the way he did. IMO without the words “Begin it” one cannot determine which of the many places WWWH in Rocky Mountains is the correct one.

    LitterateOne

  4. GEYDELKON says:

    So many answers on this thread, yet not many to consider its importance. Just like what color are the daffodils.

  5. Debbie says:

    Jenny..can you ask FF if there are any instructions in the chest to follow when found?

  6. Jdiggins says:

    Nine responses.
    Hmmm, sad.
    “…but it is risky to discount any of them.”

    ET phone home?

  1. February 21, 2015

    […] On 8/12/2014 Forrest answered a question about ‘where warm waters halt in ‘Featured Questions: Warm Waters and Geography’.  He said, “There are a few words in the poem that are not useful in finding the treasure […]

  2. August 31, 2015

    […] When asked if knowledge of US history was required to interpret the clues in the poem, Forrest says:  “The only requirement is that you figure out what the clues mean. But a comprehensive knowledge of geography might help.f  (from FQwF:Warm Waters and Geography) […]

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