Weekly Words from Forrest: Feb. 19th, 2016

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Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn

Weekly Words from Forrest for Feb. 19th, 2016 is as follows:

*Your destination is small, but its location is huge


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


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36 Responses

  1. 23kachinas says:

    Who’s on first?

    So in modern Twitter language…*Your destination is #basic, but its location is #epic

  2. Wendy Jo says:

    Very interesting……

  3. astree says:

    Sounds to be emphasizing the need for spot-specific information beforehand. But, in a more general sense, the grave.

  4. Crazyfamily says:

    I give up. Forrest, I’m at a loss for words so I’ll use someone else’s. One of my favorite songs from Wilco.

    Fill up your mind with all it can know,
    don’t forget that your body will let it all go.
    Fill up your mind with all it can know.
    What would we be without wishful thinking.

    Chambers of chains
    With red plastic mouths
    The inside of outside, no one has found
    How to unring the bell, it’s just as well.

    What would we be without wishful thinking.

    • Ellen says:

      Interesting Lyrics Crazyfamily…Perhaps you are in tune. I checked out the full lyrics to this song (Wishful Thinking) that I had never heard before.

      “The inside of outside, no one has found” can conjure up a visual and even could apply to the weekly words as in thinking “small/huge”.

      But, I also felt the lyrics could be a love story with wishful thinking. Thank you.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Yellowstone or a very popular place, right under our noses. Lol

    • Joe says:

      Or maybe right above our noses, eh Carolyn!!!??? Well, it makes sense to me, anyway, but that’s saying very little. Forrest’s comment this week does seem to fit my current brave and brazen search profile quite well, but that’s not the first time that’s happened. All we can do is make our best guess and venture forth to prove ourselves wrong yet again, though I do believe someone will eventually prove him/herself right.

      Perhaps Forrest is hinting at his T38 flight and perspective along the eastern seaboard that led to an epiphany, of sorts, near Philadelphia. Well, as usual, I’m most likely only stimulating a few electrons in cyberspace…

      Parting thought: The nose knows, but the ayes have it… (except in certain circles where the aye$ have it 🙂

      Best Wishes and Stay Safe.

  6. JL says:

    Seems fairly straight forward and nothing that hasn’t been said before:
    Locacation= somewhere in the RM’s north of Santa Fe
    Destination= TC
    I picture a funnel with a wide mouth and ever narrowing ending until you are peering through a small hole at the TC. I think f is telling us to focus.

  7. DeCall says:

    Try not to give the whole thing away before I get there FF
    @astree, how do you get grave?

    • astree says:


      I’ve just been observing that at least some of these Weekly Words can also have more general meanings outside of the puzzle. Your (final?) destination (the grave ) is a small whole in a huge Earth.

      semi off-topic – “logic” is a simple letter shift to “j-mega” and OMEGAS can be rearranged to
      AS ME GO.

      How are you?


  8. spallies says:

    So it’s a short trip but a long journey to the destination??? Lol I’m going to need more coffee 🙂

  9. Wade says:

    Ty Jenn and ty forest

  10. Milan says:

    Hi Jenny,

    Can you clarify again – are you picking from a list of quotes that Fenn gave you a long time ago, or are these recently generated?

    That information is significant to me.



  11. Onuat says:

    CAR(control attackpoint route).It is particularly important in orienteering events in which you must move and make decisions quickly and where any major error can put you out of contention.
    If you did not use CAR, you have to go around some obstruction,losing time and energy.(expensive folly)
    All is avoided if you work back from your small destination to your location. 🙂

  12. hfywc says:

    simply put “your chance is small but the reward is huge” . of course imo

  13. Jdiggins says:

    *Your is small, but its is huge
    destin ation loc ation

  14. JohnR says:

    A needle in a haystack.

    • JC1117 says:

      Hello, JohnR.

      I think it’s more like trying to find a piece of dried sweetgrass in a haystack.

      I was curious how old that “needle in a haystack” phrase is, and I found this…

      “Needle in a haystack – impossible search for something relatively tiny, lost or hidden in something that is relatively enormous – the first use of this expression, and its likely origin, is by the writer Miguel de Cervantes, in his story Don Quixote de la Mancha written from 1605-1615.”

      So…assuming that is true…then that was a LONG time before the discovery of super-magnets…which would make the search for a needle in a haystack thousands of times easier today. In fact, using rare-earth magnets when looking for a needel you’ll likely find quite a few micro-meteorites in the process of hunting an entire haystack…and the ground on which it rests.

      The magnets in the link below have a REALLY STRONG attraction if you ever feel a hankering:


      One day I’d love to find a massive chunk of iron that fell from the sky…or even a pallasite meteorite! It’s on my To Do List. One day…

      Thanks again, Jenny and Forrest …for the metal stimulation…sorry…I meant mental. That’s a magnet joke.

      (As a side note: I’ve had a lot of success with magnets in my life. I’ve noticed that when working with magnets…it helps to not be very attractive.)

      • JohnR says:

        Here’s a fun experiment with magnets. You’ll need a copper pipe with an internal diameter large enough for your magnet to easily pass through, but not too large and a stopwatch.

        Drop the magnet and time how long it takes to fall to the ground. Now drop the magnet through the copper pipe and time that as well. You may be surprised by the difference in time.

      • astree says:

        JC – Those magnets are so powerful that you have to log in to get more info (although I did go to the “All Magnets” page and found them at the bottom). You need to be careful not to hunt for that needle near the house, or you might start pulling up copper pipes. Of course, then you could try John R’s experiment – I wonder if you hooked a wire up to the top and bottom of the pipe, if electric current would flow when you drop the magnet- need to think about that a bit.

        Did you ever look into superconducting magnets ? (see Meissner Effect). I saw a headline yesterday “Magnets Powerful Enough to Crush Your Hand”, but couldn’t find it just now.

        Fascinating subject.

  15. astree says:

    Thanks Forrest and Jenny. Definitely some interesting ways to look at it, and loving it all.

  16. Muset says:

    Your destination is small, but its location is huge
    site coordinates hit solution, amusing us all by it

    just joshing around…

  17. 23kachinas says:

    “The place is tiny, the dream is great.”

    Living on your talent but not on your original land. I understand.

  18. Marge says:

    Sounds crazy and dangerous just like a bowl of oranges on a holy bartop

  19. Strawshadow says:

    Your destination is small, but its location is huge.
    It all seems so relative.

  20. DeCall says:

    “It’s” location is huge

  21. Joe says:

    Hi Jenny,
    Sorry if you’ve explained this elsewhere before, but did you or Forrest select the graphic image (satellite/Earth) for this edition of Weekly Words?

    Thank you for your ongoing and selfless effort in an important (especially to those of us who are very, very confused!) aspect of The Chase.

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi Joe, thank you. I chose this image. Most times I do/will. Whenever I use an image from Forrest I state that in the post. Best of luck…. jenny

      • Joe says:

        Thank you for your prompt reply, Jenny. I’ll try to remember this about the images, but I fear my tired, old brain needs a few billion new spark plugs and cables…
        Kind Regards,

  22. Hi Jenny — please, please next time you talk with Forrest reiterate the girl from India question. His answer is seemingly contradictory of prior clues. If someone can only get the first two clues from home, and the clues are in consecutive order, then WWH and TIITCD are the only lines that yield general location. The other 7 clues must be BOTG. But can Forrest even know what can be found via satellite map vs BOTG? Didn’t he once say something like ” if you solve the poem you could walk right up to it”?

    I think many will give up the hunt if the poem ultimately only alludes to a general location before it’s reused as navigator for BOTG. I say this because we all know there are many great ‘solves’ to WWH and TIITCD and none of them are certain. I’m sure the folks who walked 200′ from the treasure would agree. Without the blaze and confidence….. I doubt I’d spend the money to fly.

    How about this: “Forrest, if the little girl from India has Google earth, the Internet, in-depth knowledge of Rocky Mountain geography and both of your books…… is she able to pinpoint the location of the treasure on a map?


  23. omar morales says:

    For all searchers. The shame of a location brings its end due to its smallness. The high esteem at the location brought its end and made it huge. omega/omega = location/destination

  24. omar morales says:

    the treasure was meant for a specific person not a specific individual. Sometimes ‘HE’ does something right. Good luck to the individual searcher. Godspeed the lucky person. Goodnight

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