Hidden “in the mountains somewhere north of Santa Fe
The treasure is definitely in the Rocky Mountain
I hid the treasure in a place that is not especially difficult to reach
Physics tells me the treasure is wet
Until someone finds the treasure they will not know for sure that they have discovered the first clue.
The problem searchers make is that they don’t dwell long enough on the first clue. If you can’t find the first clue you don’t have anything. People driving down the street looking for a blaze, because THAT’S ONE OF THE CLUES, but you can’t start in the middle of the poem and find the treasure.
If I was standing where the treasure chest is, I see trees, I see mountains, I see animals, I’ll smell wonderful smells of pine needles or pinon nuts, sage brush. And I know the treasure chest is wet.
What surprises me a little is that nobody to my uncertain knowledge has analyzed one important possibility related to the winning solve.
While it’s not impossible to remove the blaze it isn’t feasible to try, and I am certain it’s still there
The CE5 phrase on the treasure chest is of no value to searchers
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.
The spot where I hid the treasure was in my mind from the time I first started thinking about the chase. It is special to me and there was never another consideration. I was going to make it work no matter what. In my reverie I often find myself stealing away to that place and I will always consider it to be mine.
When I am in the moutains or in the desert, the last place I want to be is on a trail…..There isn’t a human trail in very close proximaty to where I hid the treasure
The clues did not exist when I was a kid but of most of the places the clues refer to did. I think they might still exist in 100 years.
Many are giving serious thought to the clues in my poem, but only a few are in tight focus with a word that is key.
There are several people that have deciphered the first two clues. I don’t think they knew it, because they walked right on past the treasure chest.
I think kids have an advantage (finding the treasure). Don’t ask me to explain that.
No need to look for the treasure in a place where a 79 or 80 year old man couldn’t go with a 44 pound treasure chest full of gold and precious gems.
My church is in the mountains and along the river bottoms where dreams and fantasies alike go to play
Small Cheat Sheat
Located above 5,000 ft.
I never said it was burried but that doesn’t mean it isn’t
No need to dig up the old outhouses, the treasure is not associated with any structure.
The treasure is not in a graveyard
The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah
At least 8.25 miles North of Santa Fe
Chest and contents weigh 42lbs. (Fenn said 44lbs. in one email, but has said 42 several other times)
Chest is 10x10x5 (he also said 10x10x6) inches and made of Bronze
There are nine clues in the poem.
Don’t go where a 79 or 80 year old man couldn’t go
I was at 79 or 80 when I hid it
Clues in consecutive order
Some folks correctly mentioned the first two clues to me in an email and then they went right past the other seven, not knowing that they had been so close
People have been within 500ft of the treasure
The person who finds the treasure will have studied the poem over and over, and thought, and analyzed and moved with confidence. Nothing about it will be accidental
I said on the Today show that the treasure is not associated with any structure. Some people say I have a desire to mislead. That is not true. There are no notes to be found or safety deposit boxes to be searched. The clues can lead you to the treasure, and it will be there waiting when you arrive.
All of the information you need to find the treasure is in the poem. The chapters in my book have very subtle hints but are not deliberately placed to aid the seeker. Good luck in the search.
The chest is exposed to rain and snow, and could be scorched in a forest fire.
the treasure is where an elderly man put it so I suppose your kids would be in a safe place if they found it. f