Random Words from Forrest Fenn and The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt

thrill of the chase wordsThe following are random words from Forrest in regards to The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt:

*If you tell your solve to a friend, don’t be surprised if she shops at Gucci while you fill your cart at Walmart. f

The above words were given to me to share with all. They were randomly provided and we never know if or when more might come!  Love it!

Recently, as many know, the year long series of Weekly Words ended.  This list of words can be accessed here: Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn. OR if you would like you can print out the list here: PDF of Weekly Words.  

Some of the weeks were actually in combination with Featured Questions and are links to those questions and answers by Forrest.  I’ll be gathering those questions up and providing a PDF on those to print out soon too.  Stay in touch for that!

I’m always so honored to be able to share things from Forrest for all to take part in.  I love the ‘Quest’, of all things.

The Gift of Wonder, and it’s rewards are incredible to me.  Anyone who ever watches a young child will recognize the overwhelming sense of exploration they instinctively possess.  The strong desire to discover, examine, and learn about the unfamiliar or unknown is easily noticed as they move from place to place.

It is this yearning which causes a child to grow in wisdom and understanding.  It is truly a gift of wonder. Without it, one has to consider what life would be like.   What would inspire or initiate discovery?

Francis Bacon is known for his famous quote of, “Wonder is the seed of knowledge.” Only with wondering about life, about self, about the Divine, can a person begin to grow.  The wonder craves to be nurtured by each person so knowledge will sprout.  As it expands, so does the awareness of the immense greatness to be found within the world.

I’m reminded often, when life feels static, to make every effort to be like young children with their active questioning and searching.  To stop the wonder, is to stop the growth.  It takes work and determination.  In the Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hall, he states, “The world is a school.  We are here to learn, and our presence here proves our need of instruction.”  I think our continuous wonder leads us to path of instructions, wisdom, and understanding.

I feel by wonder, we experience, and with experience, we learn.  Hall also calls the world a prison with bars unknown.  Each person struggles to grow and reach or stretch beyond the limitations placed upon the self.  Like a seed first sprouting, a person will extend upward ever so slowly as the roots of knowledge are gained.   With wonder as the seed of knowledge, a tree, full of life, can grow.

One of the greatest gifts given to each person is the strong instinctive sense of wonder. The Quest.  The wonder and then search for answers is what gives a person self knowledge.  The gift is the wanting, yearning, craving, desire, or need to know for ourselves and the world around us.  Knowing or exploring this life is the most precious and ‘wonder’ full wisdom a person can learn.   This wisdom is not merely given; it must be found so it is earned.

I’m thankful for ‘Treasure Hunts’, like the Thrill of the Chase and Forrest Fenn, to inspire, awaken, and always encourage to follow this wonder within each of us.


Best of luck with all that you seek!  Treasure the Adventure!  Always!

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167 Responses

  1. HeadedDown says:

    Great advice. Those ladies. 🙂 jk

  2. JL says:

    🙂 JK :), I have to wonder how he does it all. Fenn’s been busy lately also.

  3. GGGGGGusGuy says:

    Thanks Jenny
    The two c’s caught my eye.

  4. Five-leaf blaze says:

    Hahaha, she isn’t finding anything!

  5. ROLL TIDE says:

    I was just commenting to someone on how f has been more active here lately, here and elsewhere, when I come over here to Jenny’s and BAM! Here he is again!
    For those who might have missed it, there’s a new scrapbook over at hoD today also.

    Makes me wonder what’s up?

  6. Jdiggins says:

    So there’s two bass now, one with a big mouth? 🙂

    • Jdiggins says:

      I don’t have any friends so no worries here…
      None but on here…
      and I don’t have a good enough solve to share! 😉

      • HeadedDown says:

        You must have a good enough solve if you’re ready to roll. 🙂 plus it could be the same big mouth bass that wouldn’t take the bait before but with a second account. Trying to be all sneaky. Lol. 🙂 good luck when you do roll. And dress warmly 🙂

        • Jdiggins says:

          Can’t move forward if you don’t go back. 🙂

          • JC1117 says:

            Hello, Jdiggins…Et Al.

            I’d be honored to be considered as your friend, Jdiggins.

            “Can’t move forward if you don’t go back.”

            That seems kinda like twisted logic…


            Thanks again, Forrest and Jenny. I love the random words.

            …which reminds me. I dated a young woman many moons ago…when I was young, too. Every time I’d say something strange or off-topic…in HER mind…she’d look at me and say, “random”. Actually…it was more like, “raaaaandoooooom”. LOL!

            I heard her say that a LOT…which is why I still remember…and I have a hard time remembering what I ate for breakfast.



            See? She just said it again inside my head…or did I type that out loud?

            • DelaYah says:

              Many moons ago is a saying – which meant – many months ago. The indians were smart and the month began at the new moon, just like the Creator of the Universe setup! Man, they were smart. Who put this pagan calendar thing in our midst anyway?

            • Jdiggins says:

              Wow, JC1117!
              I clicked on the link and actually played for me, which is very rare. Well, it played part of it anyway. Very cool, thank you, great lyrics! So, Bill is at the dealership getting the rebel fixed, then I’m dragging him out on the road because I just can’t sit inside anymore! I’ve got Cabin Fever really bad, so I’m going to do some Coldplay! Even if it’s just to go look, I just got to go. I’m sure you know how it is after a while you start feeling like a caged…well, anything caged. And no worries here I’m very well prepared for any type of situation. Like Forrest says, and don’t quote me word for word, but, there’s no preparing for poor weather, just poor preparation. If I weren’t search for Forrest’s treasure, I’d be searching for something else! 🙂

  7. pdenver says:

    Oh, wow! What a nice surprise! Thank you for the “Random Words” Jenny and Mr. Fenn. This one makes me giggle a lot. It reminds me of champagne taste on a Koolaid budget. 🙂

  8. JDA says:

    Three posts in two days. To me, at least two of them have related to someone telling SOMETHING to Forrest about another person’s solve. Very disconcerting to me. I wish that I knew more. Perplexing. I have shared “Information” with a few people, but have NOT shared my actual “Solve”, so I THINK I am safe, but concerned. This post mentions a female. I have corresponded with only one female, and she knows who she is. I hope that she has not betrayed a trust. JDA

    • Iceman says:

      JDA … Perhaps ff is saying that upon hearing the correct solve, anyone at all would immediately and beyond a shadow of a doubt recognize it. If that person is also a benefactor of the treasure, she might be confident enough to buy that expensive Gucci bag even while he is still grabbing last minute supplies for the trip at Walmart. Perhaps there is also a Walmart in the vicinity of the treasure site I’m guessing. Not much help there huh? Well, best of luck with your solve.

    • cynthia says:

      JDA, Maybe he’s talking to me because he knows my Scrapbook 107 theory which I sent him in the not too distant past, and SB107 mentions Walmart. Or not!

      • SandyB says:

        SB #107 also has a seeming reference to “Florence”…partially obscured on the envelope address. Florence CO is the home of the SuperMax prison where the “Unibomer” (obviously incorrectly spelled) is housed. Ted K. has a prominent mention in the latest SB. Yup, #107 is loaded.

      • Iron Will says:

        I wish I could figure that SB out Cynthia…. I know there’s something there. Just cant decipher it. 🙁

        • Cindy Meachum says:

          Iron, I wrote up my entire analysis of SB107 and was going to send it to Dal to post a couple months ago. I even sent it to Forrest to preview. I thought it was loaded with clues from the time it was posted on HOD Nov 2014, I think it was. And in the two years since, I came up with even more hints to his “location”, you know his statement “Your destination is small but it’s location is huge.” Anyway, it included Walmart. But then my friend Frank died so I posted a tribute to him instead. To me, IMO, SB107 has so many hints…Plus it is so silly. Why is that envelope and silverware drawer in the story? It doesn’t fit into the text of the story at all, but I found oodles of possibilities for hints. So did other folks if you read all the comments.

    • lorna says:

      what are the two other posts????

    • John Boy says:

      JDA. It was me. I told Jenny part of my solve and then I told Forrest that I told her. In my solve every clue pertains to a place except heavy loads which in my mind is the chest itself. I told her where warm waters halt, where the canyon is, where the home of brown is and where no place for the meek is. They all run in order on the map just as FF stated they would. I told FF I told her all that. I am not worried though because she has to find waters high and I have searched all but 2 of them and there are 5. I however know which of the 2 is the correct waters high. FF told us all a few weeks back but if I hadn’t actually been there twice I wouldn’t have understood what he was saying. I emailed them both on the 11th and FF posted his comment on the 12th.

      • John Boy says:

        One other thing. If anyone were to try to go before May to my solve it would be suicide. Forrest wasn’t kidding when he mentioned the cold. I guess its possible but if you actually slipped on a rock and fell into the water you would be a gonner. You would more than likely freeze to death before you could get out to warmth. So it’s May for me. Hopefully the snow will be gone. This past year I went in April on opening day and there was 2-3 feet of snow at the site and 30 degree temps in early day. It is my belief that if snow is on the ground you would have to get there by walking through the water to get there and with the snow still melting that water is going to be extremely cold. Slipping on a rock and falling in at that time could be real bad. Even in summer that is some real cold water.

  9. Afana says:

    I’m not telling anybody, It’s Gucci for me. Not

  10. Buckeye Bob says:

    You can’t trust anyone on the internet even in normal times. Much less over something of this considerable worth.
    You simply don’t know who they are or what their motives might be.
    And some people can be very deceptive, it’s a game for them and they thrive on it.
    It’s like the young man who was carrying on a torrid internet relationship with a sweet young lady, only to find out that “she” was really a burly truck driver from Jersey.

  11. SandyB says:

    Perhaps a Gucci Bomber Jacket is on the shopping list👼

  12. Ron Ricker says:

    Trust should be earned and not given. The mind that is not deceitful must always be reminded that deceit exists.
    I forget but it doesnt make it go away.

  13. Strawshadow says:

    Thanks Jenny and Mr. Fenn,
    Gucci random words.

  14. Helen Archer says:

    Probability of any one person having the *correct* solution at any point in time: 1 in 1000,000.

    Probability of having a Machiavellian friend: Depends on the individual, but if it’s worse than 1 in 10, it’s time to rethink your friends.

    So… Probability of a bad outcome if you tell a friend: 1 in 10,000,000

    Probability of a bad outcome if you treat all friends as enemies – 1 in 1 🙂


  15. Lia says:

    Forrest, thank you. I really enjoyed your thoughtful, poetic sb at dal’s and appreciate your advice shared with all listening here on Jenny’s blog.

    Jenny, as always, your kind and heart provoking thoughts are a treasured read.

  16. Five-leaf blaze says:

    Man there is so much I wish I could say! Oh my. This is great! It’s this year. It gets found this year.

    • John Boy says:

      I would have to agree with you. My solve is so straight forward I have to wonder why it took me so long. I had it in April of 2016 but one thing told me I was wrong. I went back in September and was right there looking at what he would have had to do and I said no way. Then a few weeks ago FF made a comment that made it darn near definite that I was both right and wrong. In other words he did what I thought just not the WAY I thought. Then again as FF stated a searcher will not know if they have the correct solve till they find it. I will however walk with absolute confidence to my solve.

      • John Boy says:

        and yes Bears are very likely. When I was there in April the park still hadn’t many visitors yet and there were momma and baby bear prints in the snow in my search area

  17. nomad27 says:

    … the plot thickens

  18. Point Foot says:

    It’s a good thing I wore out all my credibility on my last 8 trips. Now no one thinks I’m ever going to find it which is fine by me. I can just enjoy the adventure without expectations. Thank you Forrest for the wild journey so far and Jenny for such a great site!

  19. Jake Faulker says:

    It might be too late.
    I already shared it with her & her & her.
    Oh well, I don’t think it’s there anyway & there are grizzlies, mountain lions & bobcats protecting the area.
    Did I mention I wash their clothes in roe.

  20. DelaYah says:

    Maybe the female friend works at wally world and won’t have to work there any more. hahah That would be cool! 🙂

  21. Friend says:

    Howdy Forrest, I don’t shop at Walmart…..😜

  22. Muset says:

    The hardest part of the armor is the mouthpiece.

    I think I just made that up.

  23. BW says:

    Smartest decision Sam Walton ever made was to have someone standing àt the door to put a càrt in your hands. Like Mr Fenn, he too understood how the human mind works. Both savvy businessmen.

  24. astree says:

    I think there’s more to walmart than meets the eye.

    Thanks, Jenny and Forrest.

  25. astree says:

    I have been reflecting on your discussion of “wonder” above, and also see wonder can be a central part of existence and add much to an otherwise day-to-day life (for example, just stopping for a minute to gaze at the full moon last night).

    There is a reference that Forrest made to wonder per se, in relation to the Chase that I haven’t seen quoted.

    Also, another reference,


    ‘Pharaoh THOTHMOSIS knew the secret of the serpent staff even as he was in his grave SET. In his tomb were the secrets revealed to eyes that shouldn’t see the wonder.’


  26. Indy says:

    Didn’t get a chance to search my new spot this fall like I thought…

    I’m going to have to wait until early/mid summer for reasons beyond my control. Based on the recent posts by Forrest, it seems like that will be too late…

    What a shame, I was really hopeful that I’d be able to return the bracelet to such a good and honorable man.

  27. Iron Will says:

    No worries sir, I didn’t tell her. I gave her a hint indirectly after going back through everything, but that is all.

    • Joe says:

      Well, IW, I must confess it was your moniker that popped into my little brain as I read this edition of RW. However, I believe it’s highly unlikely Forrest would, in essence, substantiate a searcher’s solution by directing a comment like this at a specific searcher, and I lean toward this being more of a loose-lips-sink-ships type of statement to the searcher population in general. In any case, good luck to you and all.
      Stay sane and safe in your quest.

      • Iron Will says:

        Well thank you for the initial thought. I view this all now as a fun experiment in human nature. You see, Forrest says things without attaching a name to it, in order to make it look indirect. You read my reply, and your thoughts on who I was speaking to, were absolute. But, surprise!, that might not be the case. What if I was commenting towards Buckeye Bob’s statement above? Two clear things spring to mind about the nature of most people’s thoughts…
        1- Everyone has the common flaw of assuming too much in this world. We’ve lost a lot of that exactness over time, because all of us, not just a few, have found it easier to just suppose or assume, than to search for every angle. A searcher on the blogs, Jake, has made the brave assertions and assumptions about Forrest’s treasure being in Montana and/or in the remote wilderness. Good for him if he’s right. But what if he’s wrong? Not only would he face the embarrassment of being dead wrong on his premise, but he would also have to get the seasonings for his hat ready. I’ve heard a Coke(not a Pepsi fan) helps those things wash down well.
        2- Many reading this instantly think, Sure you were talking to Bob… you’re just jumbling together a bunch of bold talk, to pose as some sort of omniscient guru! This shows that humans cannot and will not trust each other. A lot of it has to do with political and social conditioning. We are lied to so much through life, we eventually look at facts as lies, and lies as facts(really did not mean to do a Forrest mirror). For instance, I could tell you one of the most important paths towards solving the Chase for Forrest’s treasure, and most, if not all, would disbelieve me.

        Please understand Joe, I’m not harping on you or anything. I was actually flattered that you initially linked his words to me. 😛 I’m just at a point in this hunt, that I know where the “end game” lays (didn’t want to say lies due to conversation above), and I have everything on track to work as planned. The only foe I still worry about presently, in the Chase for my future… is TIME. I guess fate will prove… if it’s on my side or not.

        • Joe says:

          Yikes! I didn’t intend to press a hot button, but I certainly agree with much of what you’ve said. When I make comments, I presume many will disagree and that some will make derogatory comments. I try to accept that as human nature, and though that might make it easier to ignore, that’s not always possible. I accept that, too, as human nature. At the end of the day, who cares what others think? When someone gets your goat on this and other related sites, just remember this from Forrest: “Me wearing the bracelet is your best revenge.”

          “A lot of it has to do with political and social conditioning. We are lied to so much through life, we eventually look at facts as lies, and lies as facts…”

          The world that’s pulled over our eyes begins at a very young age. I believe people are beginning to see through the many veils; hence, all the discourse. Though there seems to be negativity wherever you look, the undertones appear very positive for the vast majority.

          Hang in there, IW. Just go find it.

        • Jake Faulker says:

          IW: “A searcher on the blogs, Jake, has made the brave assertions and assumptions about Forrest’s treasure being in Montana and/or in the remote wilderness. Good for him if he’s right. But what if he’s wrong? Not only would he face the embarrassment of being dead wrong on his premise”

          Good for me is right.

  28. Crow says:

    Perhaps the ‘friend’ is gullible and jumping to conclusions 🙂 Or perhaps the thrill is just more important to some. I do not care to shop – so, it doesn’t matter for me. Funny to think what a she might wear in the Rockies hmm from Gucci – whatever Gucci is! I hope the bears don’t find it too attracting.

  29. LitterateOne says:


    Forrest wants to ensure that the finder is one who has earned it. One who IMO would shop at a Gucci versus a Walmart may not be one who fully appreciates the effort this has taken. And that is not one whom I would be proud of.


  30. lorna says:

    what are the other two post? i only found this one

  31. Bailey says:

    Thanks Jenny and Mr. Fenn. If my solve is correct, no more Walmart for me. I’ll be on Target. Get it? Har-Har! Have a great weekend folks.

  32. Daniel A says:

    Gucci is for those that need unnecessary needs. Walmart is for those who just need to find a way to make ends meet. I’m an ends meet person. Thanks for the words Mr. Fenn, and thank you Ms. Kile for sharing.

  33. Jdiggins says:

    I am reminded of this…

    Geronimo…son of a b….

  34. Onuat says:

    Contentment verse,s greed. Wants verse,s needs. Tarry scant. 🙂
    Thanks Forrest for being random. 🙂 Loving your site,Jenny. Thanks.

  35. Ramona says:

    Thanks a bunch Jenny and Forrest for the Random Words. Quick question, is friend and she one in the same? Doesn’t have to be right? What if you’re telling your guy friend? He’s not a she. Well if friend and she is the same, that *itch. It’s all Gucci. I read Jdiggins link above of how to use Gucci in a sentence 🙂

  36. Sparrow says:


    To a baby you can say “Gucci Gucci Gu”!

  37. Jonsey1 says:

    Walmart is one of, if not THE, top retailers OF Gucci. ‘if you like it any less…..now who’s the fraud’ 🙂 you know they also bought out Grapette years ago? There’s two big deals right there. Can’t help but wonder what Goldman Sachs bet on.

  38. Chesney says:

    Thank You Mr. Fenn and Ms. Kile for the “Random Words”. Be advised Sir, I wish not to further bother you, until I am done here in this place. I have not said anything to anyone I regret, they still have a long way to go if they even somewhat believe me! I am a nutcase! 🙂

  39. SandyB says:

    Beware of who you tell your secrets to, and remember that webcams and surveillance devices are everywhere. The Omniscient
    Gucci-nator knows and tells all. It’s definitely a big deal.

  40. ROLL TIDE says:

    Ted K. locked up at the prison near Florence, Co.
    Gucci headquarters at Florence, Italy.

    Locked up = shut up.
    This RW seems to say…shut up.

    There’s much more to be gleaned from f’s postings as of late.

  41. Jeremy P. says:

    No one mentioned that this post’s title is the inverse of the previous post’s title? Jenny might be giving you a puzzle of her own to solve 🙂

  42. lorna says:

    Plz,what 3 posts in 3 days, cuz i cant find it. ( Bob eye buck maybe you can help)

  43. lorna says:

    Sorry I meant Buck eye Bob

  44. lorna says:

    Thank you.

  45. Brad Hartliep says:

    I played Texas Blackjack with my Cherokee friend in Sherman a few months ago and she walked away with a fistful of Apache Tears. I’m still digging under the Crawford bus stop for more dimes ..


  46. 23kachinas says:

    If I only had a friend to tell, then life would be grand.

  47. lorna says:

    Sorry guys I can’t find them ,all I found is a poem.can someone copy and paste.thank you:D

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Lorna, I’m trying to answer but my posts won’t go through.
      Look on the right side of the page for a column and scroll down that to “latest posts”, and you should find them under that.

  48. Buckeye Bob says:

    Lorna, Dal’s site is…(Don’t forget to bookmark it)
    dal neitzel . com
    no spaces

  49. lorna says:

    Once again thank you.

  50. DelaYah says:

    I hope the guy gets to go shopping too.
    On another note. Freemasonry is the scourge we should have extinguished long ago. Taking an oath to protect your “brothers” from righteous judgment is an abomination to the Creator of the Universe. This religion of the devils will be put down when the Messiah returns to avenge His Saints.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Dela, think about the world as it is, where politics can remove rights and perform injustice, where the lines of black and white are too often blurred in gray.
      Think about Captain Kidd, who was left to his fate because of politics when he might have been innocent.
      And then judge the Masons only after that consideration.

      By the way, did you know that there are Islamic people in the Masons? Their only requirement is that a person believe in one God, no matter who that God is. Plus, a person has to be invited by another Mason, of course.
      I’m not a Mason, by the way.

      • JC1117 says:

        Hello, All.

        I’ve always liked the One God concept of the Masons…even though I’ve never been one.

        Let’s be honest…if there is a God…and I believe there is…then there is certainly only One Most High God…as all Others with Him are One in purpose with Him.

        There would be no order in the Universe if there were contenders to The Throne.

        I, personally, believe in a God of Love and Peace.

        As a page that aches for a Word
        Which speaks on a Theme that is Timeless
        While the One God will make for your day” – Neil Diamond



        • Hunny says:

          I too believe there is One God and that He is a God of Peace and Love.
          Watching the stunning visual imagery in the video link you shared made me contemplate the natural beauty He has gifted us with. If there is this much beauty here, how much more so must there be in His presence?

        • Lia says:

          Your content on the blogs is always enjoyable. I appreciate your thoughts today and especially Neil Diamond’s “Be” as it’s a favorite of mine. Such a lovely way to say thanks Heavenly Father for this day – raising my heart to the Creator with soul enobling music. (I raise my heart rather than my voice so that all of heaven doesn’t reach for ear plugs;-) good night friend.

          • Lia says:

            Hunny, you expressed that beautifully. I believe that earth is a mere foreshadow of the physical/very real beauty which we will experience when our soul is freed to fly up and meet The Lord. Thank heavens Christ’s words spoken to the thief being crucified on the cross next to Him were…”Today you shall be with me in PARADISE.”

        • GGGGGusGuy says:

          JC , I like Mr. Diamond’s music and have never listened to “Be” before.
          Thank you so much for posting this link . God truly is the beginning and the end.
          If my day turns out being as beautiful as that video, that would be great, and if not
          It doesn’t matter because God is Great !
          Peace to all

  51. ROLL TIDE says:

    I normally don’t comment on religion or politics but…
    Does it bother you at all that you may have just offended every Freemason that reads and participates on these blogs?

    The “church” has slaughtered more innocents than any other institution on the face of this planet. And people are to this day, being slaughtered in the name of religion.

    Can we please keep this about The Chase and not use it as a forum to denounce those beliefs we disagree with?
    I respect your right to believe as you choose. You will never see me refer to that belief as a “scourge” that should have been extinguished long ago.

    Thank you, in advance, for affording myself and others, that same consideration.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Roll Tide, I take exception to the view that “the Church” has done such evil.
      It was the Moors (led by Islam) who conquered all of northern Africa, most of Spain, and threatened France (and so the rest of Europe) until Charles Martel “the hammer” defeated them on French soil. And that was long before the Crusades.

      Religion and culture go hand in hand, and all that was as much a cultural conflict as a religious one.
      Some day mankind will get past all that. But obviously, looking at today, we have a long way to go. But that is what old men and every mother dreams of.

      • ROLL TIDE says:

        Like I said, I tend to stay away from conversations of this nature. Mostly because I tend to disagree with the “learned” nature of direction they generally take. I stand by what I said.

        • Buckeye Bob says:

          That’s fine, RT, then we won’t have such a conversation.
          With that in mind, it might be best if you didn’t make your own charged statements and then expect no response because it’s not the place for it.
          I hope we can agree on at least that much.

          • ROLL TIDE says:

            You see which way this is going? A comment was made that suggested that a certain class should have been “extinguished” simply because the author doesn’t agree with that class. And that comment was supported by the inference that the author’s belief will prevail and destroy everyone who doesn’t believe as the author does.

            I took offense to that and voiced an opinion of my own.

            You took offense to my opinion and now chastise me for believing different than you do.
            My statement only appeared “charged” to you, because like everyone else, you also have an opinion on things. I respect that. Please grant me the same courtesy.

            I’m not here to discuss religion. I found the original comment offensive.

            • Buckeye Bob says:

              RT, truth be told, I didn’t want to have this conversation any more than you did. So I’m going to leave this at this point.
              I just wanted you to know that I read your post and am giving it consideration.

  52. Diggin gypsy says:

    The ole coot sure likes to stir the $h~t pot 😜😈.

  53. Jake says:

    In reading this post, I am reminded of this quote… “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” – Mother Teresa

    Have a blessed 2017. 🙂

  54. John Boy says:

    I have a feeling I screwed up Jenny. I shouldn’t have told you so much of my solve on January 11th. Only one day after I told you FF says this? Kind of confirms my solve. Well lets see if you can figure out everything after “no place for the meek” and get there before me. My go fund me page isn’t helping me but I am not a quitter. I will get the money. Will be booking my room and flight very soon for my May 1st arrival. Good luck. Maybe we will see each other there. Remember to take your sandwich because where you are going you will need it! You might be waiting a while before you can retrieve it with so many people around. Oh and have somebody with you to make sure your car doesn’t get towed. GOD Bless

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi JohnBoy, Forrest is definitely not talking about me. First I would never do that and second I never talk to Forrest about hunt speculations. My own or others. I wish YOU the best of luck with your solve……and all that you seek. Treasure the adventure! ~jenny

      • John Boy says:

        My apologies. I did not mean to imply that you spoke to him. My apologies that is not what I meant. I told him I told you. I told him on the 11th. On the 12th he stated the statement above. Coincidence? I could be wrong but I don’t think so. Would like to see you there though.

        • Iron Will says:

          John Boy,
          I would like to beseech you to wait on your bookings, till at least mid-April… just in case they don’t offer refunds for withdrawing. I know that sounds a little cocky, but I am only trying to help you out in monetary regards.


    • Passenger says:

      John Boy — Interesting. I’m wondering if you think you’d be retrieving the chest or a bell? Are you going alone?


      • John Boy says:

        The chest. Everything in my solve is as FF said it would be. Everything in order. The clues lead me in a straight line to a place with water high and it’s gonna be cold getting there.

    • Jeremy P. says:

      Please stay away from rivers in the winter. May 1st sounds about right.

      • John Boy says:

        I wouldn’t be foolish enough to try in the winter. If I got wet I’d never make it out. I’d freeze to death first.

  55. John Boy says:

    One more thing you will need to know if you get there before me. The “what if’s” led me to it. Many people have stated that if it is found on Federal land that it belongs to the government. Well FF “paid a lawyer a lot of money” to find out what I am going to tell you. If the river in which you find it is navigable by a canoe then that river is held in trust by the state for use of the people. As long as it is within the natural banks of the river it is under the control of the state EVEN IF the river is on Federal land. So while they tell you that you must turn it in to the authorities if it is found on Federal land you won’t be finding it on Federal land. You will be finding it on State Controlled land so don’t tell anyone. Good luck

  56. John Boy says:

    Oh and Forrest, I didn’t tell her my entire solve. She still has to find waters high and there are five of them although one is only there in the spring during the melt. 😉

    • John Boy says:

      Actually I am wrong there are 6 but nobody but FF and I know about that one. There is actually another one above FF but that one is to dangerous to get to. I tried in September. Almost got there but the last 30 feet was just too steep to climb safely.

  57. Rich says:

    Hi John Boy,

    What state is your solve in?

  58. John Boy says:

    There are only 30 rivers in the world with a chemical makeup that will not allow mildew to grow. FF’s is in……….

  59. John Boy says:

    FF stated that without a back story you could not find it. I could find no back story pertaining to a river in New Mexico or Colorado so I eliminated them. I have however been able to find a back story pertaining to rivers in both Montana and Wyoming but only one of them has multiple rivers that will not support the growth of mildew and only one of those rivers has a back story.

    • Rich says:

      John Boy,

      Interesting about the rivers. I’m still sticking to Colorado. Do you have a source/link for Forrest’s statement that without a back story you could not find it?

      • John Boy says:

        I believe it was on this site but I am not positive. FF was asked a question about the back story and he answered it by stating that without a back story you could not find it. I am almost positive it is on this site somewhere.

    • Lia says:

      John boy, your take on rivers is interesting. That said, I find no where in ttotc poem that indicates wwwh or canyon down must pertain to a river.

      • John Boy says:

        I believe that most people will agree that because FF has stated that the box is wet means that there is some type of water involved. Also FF did state pretty clearly begin it where the warm waters halt. I am in no way stating that there must be a river. It is just my take on things based upon FF’s statements.

        • Lost says:

          The thing about it being wet, it’s outside it’s going to be wet, Forrest doses Archiolgy, to keep something for someone to find in five hundred years you can’t put it in the bottom lands of a river, rivers change course, floods would keep burying it, any valley’s no matter what you do mother nature’s washouts would take it. I believe Forrest put it on a top of a hill, from there he could see valley’s and prairie’s and mountains

  60. John Boy says:

    Everything in the books is back story. I do not recall ever reading anything about him being in Colorado in the books. Please correct me if I am wrong

  61. Rich says:

    John Boy,

    is this what you’re referring to?…

    “If in 500 years all a person has is the poem, and no back story: they don’t know “in the rocky mountains north of santa fe” or that there are 9 clues etc. Could a person reasonably just use the words in the poem and find your treasure chest?

    Thank you ~Nope
    Thank you Nope. Nope. f “

  62. John Boy says:

    Yup. Thats why he wrote the books . to give back story.

    • Passenger says:

      John Boy.. You have me intrigued and little frightened. But I believe there is a checklist you and everybody out there should attempt to confirm before they spend a lot of money on airline tickets.

      You should know precisely what the blaze is
      You should know why it is there
      You should study the place especially if you go alone

      I think if you have these down, you’re in good shape.

      HI FORREST! Hope all is well…

      • JC1117 says:

        Great advice, Passenger.

        Perhaps it’s also good advice to keep your seat belt and your helmet securely fastened…

        …and keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.

        It might be a bumpy ride.



      • John Boy says:

        This won’t be my first time. My fiancee and I have been 3 times in two years so far. We can normally do it on $4,000.00.
        I do not believe it is possible to know exactly what the blaze is until you are on site and you see it. Why is it there? To denote where the trove is. Well I will be taking the walk alone but I will be taking bear spray, air horn, whistle, cell phone, and walkie talkie. I have done this before in the same area 1/4 mile away in 2-3 ft of snow last April then again last September.

        • Andrew Jef says:

          John Boy, I believe it is possible to know exactly what the blaze is before you
          leave home. I think I know what and where it is — but I admit it was a bit of a
          lucky fluke finding the info that taught me this. Good luck to you. I urge you
          not to hike alone in bear country. I hope you’ll report on your search trip,
          promptly after finishing it.

        • Lost says:

          I believe that too, ” If you’re wise and FOUND the blaze, ” means to me after passing the heavy loads and water high, a big IF you’re WISE, if you’re not smart and your unprepared at the time you are to see the blaze you could pass right on bye. It must be found.

        • Iceman says:

          You do not have to travel to the site to spot the blaze, but you do need to be wise. Do your due diligence.

  63. GGGGGusGuy says:

    Hi JB
    My thought on the back story is on the back cover of TFTW in the bottom left corner the weeds that were photo shopped into the picture are in the shape of a teepee or an A. This is a hint in my opinion.

  64. Jake says:

    To everyone else who is sure they know exactly where Indulgence lies and is going to retrieve it this year… “When the dreams you’re dreaming come to you, when the work you put in is realized…. let yourself feel the pride but, ALWAYS STAY HUMBLE AND KIND.” -Tim McGraw

  65. Jake Faulker says:

    I like the new format.

  66. pdenver says:

    Hello Jenny. Will there be a link for Random Words? I found other things under Mr. Fenn’s treasure hunt, but not this.

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Thanks Jake….. I’ll be continuing to change things over the next week (and always…lol)…..

      And thanks pdenver, yes, I will do that..

      Thanks all for your patience with my site changing……..I’m just trying a few different things….

      • pdenver says:

        Hello Jenny. Thank you for your response. I greatly appreciate it. You have a creative mind and I’m sure this site will be wonderful as always.

        • pdenver says:

          If I may add, I enjoy seeing where the responses are placed with accordance to the person. I find this a lot easier to follow.

      • JC1117 says:

        Women. Always wanting a change and rearranging the furniture. 🙂

        I’ve learned…over time…that a change is typically warranted…and nice…

        …unless I’M the change. :/


        The changes are nice, Jenny…and I love your site.

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi pdenver, Thanks again for noticing the placement need for Random Words. I’ve updated the drop down list under Forrest Fenn’s treasure hunt, and Random words is added in with Forrest’s Surprise Words…. which his Random Words will be now…:) ….

      AND thanks all….still adjusting but getting there….. I definitely like the Comment Layout lots better too….

  67. John Boy says:

    Looks really good Jenny

  68. Sparrow says:

    I like it Jenny—very nice change!

  69. Jdiggins says:

    I like it too Jenny!it kinda has a Tommy hilfigerish feel… 🙂

  70. Buckeye Bob says:

    Yep, I like it too.
    It took me a little time to get used to the gray text rather than black, but it’s actually easier on these old eyes.
    And it’s not only very professional lookin’, it’s very tasteful too.
    I know colors change from system to system, but you’ve done that final touch here that’s very nicely done.

  71. Jdiggins says:

    This is great advice.
    Too bad we sometimes ignore what’s best for us until it’s too late…

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