Weekly Words from Forrest: Jan. 1st, 2016

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Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn

Weekly Words from Forrest for Jan. 1st, 2016 are as follows:

*Having a good plan is the best plan.  Happy New Year


Best of luck with The Thrill of the Chase and whatever else you may seek!


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18 Responses

  1. astree says:

    Thank-you for this tender morsel to nibble on during the first week of 2016.

    Happy New Year, Forrest, Jenny, and all to you and your families.

  2. Joe says:

    And so begins 2016: The Year of the Treasure! I will see you in the Spring Forrest. Thank you Jenny for all of your help. Joe

  3. JC1117 says:

    Happy New Year, Everyone! I enjoy reading these, Jenny and Forrest. I want to start the New Year off right by saying…Thank You! Keep up the Good Work!

  4. 42 says:

    Regardless of where life’s chase takes me…choosing happiness is my plan for the new year. Warm wishes Forrest and Jenny!

  5. MartinS says:

    Happy new year!

    These are fun. Thanks again for doing this.

  6. Seeker says:

    What a way to start of the New Year, but to have a plan.
    This is not the first time Fenn has mentioned plan, or planning. Sure it could mean, have plenty of fresh water, a warm bedroll, a good flashlight… Yet what is it that needs repeating of planning to the poem?

    It seems simple enough to read a poem, solve the clues, go retrieve the chest, right?
    Architects draw plans, and fenn stated he felt like an Architect when writing the poem. He also stated that he put a lot of Planning into this challenge… one of the few things in his life that he did actually plan. Now it seems we need to plan something as well, something more than a list of supplies, a map or an extra pair of socks. Is the poem solved by a drawing of a plan? Something we need to construct in a way to find the location of the chest? or even design a layout from the poem itself.
    Is the blaze in the poem or ‘only’ in the field? That question, fenn pondered on for 30 minutes and declined to answer.

    My plan for 2016 so far is, to stock up on Tylonal…

  7. James says:

    Mr Fenn,
    If you happen to read this, You sir are a class act.

  8. Geydelkon says:

    Starting the New Year out right:

    Well, I did not have to but I did anyway to help out a few of my employees. So we opened for about 4 hours today just tinkering on things around the lab but they didn’t know it. So we worked on a few brands and rode out the rest of the day until it was time for them to go home. My wife must of called me seven times wondering where I was at. I laughed the way I said it.

    Happy New Years Jenny and Forrest.

    • Geydelkon says:

      Hello Jenny,

      Currently, I am reading a book I found in Alamogordo a month ago. Well, I am not reading it now because I am on the computer. Anyway, its called Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver by Dobie. It is a very good book to read with some interesting parts. Perhaps,on your site you can put a menu called Good Reads relating to treasure hunts. Just a thought. Once I am done, I can send it to someone who wants to read it and then pass it on.

      • Jenny says:

        Hi Geydelkon, I think that is an excellent idea. Thank you. I had a ‘Library’ page up once, but wasn’t sure how to format the various sections and took it off.

        I had also planned on writing about/including ‘Mysteries in the Library’ in that section (spin on the Museum show which I love…(but there are some great ones for Libraries too :))…

        Nonetheless, I will work on creating a section for books tonight and find a way….

        I’ll have something up by morning (or sooner)….It is something I’ve been wanting to do and just needed this kick to do it….

        so thanks again….!

        • Geydelkon says:

          “100 Tons of Gold” is another great book. It keeps you on edge. I grew up in the Tularosa basin and with my best friend Harvey Snow Jr. I remember his dad very well and always showed me books about the old west. He is also in the book. Each year I search the area south to Alamogordo and onto Las Cruces. I have found some really nice things, to me they were nice. Just going out and exploring is so fascinating to me. One place I found which is undocumented from what I can tell, still searching the archives, was a skirmish between the Army and the Apache Indians. I visit that place each year to sit and think. Older things I have found were from the Mogollon period but I just left them there. I never figured myself as a treasure hunter but more of an explorer. Now with google earth, one can see old trails out in the middle of nowhere. Searching arroyos is where I find most of my clues of what once was.

          Thanks again Jenny

        • Kathryn says:

          Yes, great idea. It would be easier than searching through the posts. Others have recommended books or authors – and that has been fruitful.

  9. 23kachinas says:

    Happy New Year Jenny!

    I like your Good Reads (library) idea.

    Please consider adding these two books written by Ron Scheer

    How the West Was Written, Vol. 2, Frontier Fiction 1880-1906
    How the West Was Written, Vol. 2, Frontier Fiction 1907-1915

    Ron died on April 11, 2015 from a long battle with cancer. You can read more about him on his blog called Buddies in the Saddle: http://buddiesinthesaddle.blogspot.com

  10. jerry says:

    im sure i know where the treasure is…….my fear is the legalities of taking it from its location and tax concerns…..i would rather sell it back to Forrest if i could figure out how to location him

  11. JohnR says:

    Having brightly colored lures makes for good fishing. Each and every week. 🙂

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