PJ’s special assignment. PJ’s going on a treasure hunt. PJ’s PJ 4 PJs & gold (PJ’s Pachyderm Journey for Precious Jewels and Gold). We are tracking down Forrest Fenn’s treasure based on the following poem containing 9 clues. And yes, there are elephants involved (at least in my version of the story).
For those of you who may not have heard. Forrest Fenn has hidden a treasure worth $1 million to $3 million in the rockies north of Santa Fe, MN. See this website for more info: http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com/the-thrill-resource-page
The pondering poem from the “Thrill of the Chase” reads:
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyons down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answer I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
Why go on this quest, you might ask? Well, there is the financial reward, but I am an engineer, so I want to solve the puzzling poem. It also gives me a chance to play a little Indiana Jones (without the snakes, I hope). And lets’ me pretend to be an exploring elephant like PJ in “PJ and the Crazy Squirrels”. So this blog series will discuss the clues, explain the strategies, and pass on planning tips to find the treasure of Forrest Fenn.
Next post we will discuss the clues. So, if you have any questions or thoughts, please let me know.