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2013-02-27 06:16:05 PM
4 votes:
This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.
2013-02-27 06:08:05 PM
4 votes:
It's buried under a big W. Say, what is a big W?

emptybottle.org
2013-02-27 06:19:59 PM
3 votes:

BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.


So much this. Those scenic trails he wants everyone to enjoy will be DESTROYED, forests cleared by intentional fires, and on and on and on.

He is 80 years old and living in a world that doesn't exist anymore. He's going to live long enough to find out what the fark he just did to his beloved outdoors.
2013-02-27 06:07:06 PM
3 votes:
It's under a big giant X, isn't it?  Left turn at Albuquerque?
2013-02-27 06:19:50 PM
2 votes:

BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars


The 80yo man describes it as something he carried 3 years ago, on a walk.  So, if you need a bulldozer to dig up something that a 77yo carried, someplace close enough to a road that he walked (not rode, flew, whatever) to the spot and back to his car, then...you're a big dummy.
2013-02-27 06:02:43 PM
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-02-27 11:56:25 PM
1 votes:
http://mountainwalk.org/2012/09/

from this guy's blog... (he grew up in northern NM, southern Colorado... has been looking for a few years now)

For the new folk who have recently learned of the treasure that Forrest Fenn has hidden out there somewhere and are all charged up to begin the search, let me tell you what its been like for those of us who have been at it for a while.

It starts off simple enough. You read Forrest Fenn's  Memoir and pay some extra attention to the poem. You find a few addresses in the text thinking it's obvious that he put the treasure where he used to put other things. You make assumptions like, "It's hidden in the cemetery in Truchas, New Mexico" or "It's in the Red River just before its confluence with the Rio Grande." You begin a search of Wikipedia to find just where it is that gypsies hang out, or you try to make any and all numbers in his  Memoir into geographic coordinates, and then you take out old maps from long ago trips to look for "Brown" as a street name, a park name, a town name, a county, but to no avail. And if you are really into it, you buy new maps but nothing has changed.

You go to REI and dream about all the stuff you will need to wade the freezing Fire Hole River and then you discover that the Fire Hole River is relatively warm. And then you say "Aha!" and look at the map to find that the warm Fire Hole River meets the Gibbon River and say "Aha!" "The warm waters halt!" and then you discover that the Gibbon River also comes through a geyser basin.

You make plans to go "out there," "up there," or "in there." Your plans get more and more specific because your current theory seems to everybody but your spouse to be without fault. And then you find that where you wanted to go April 1 is still covered with 100 inches of snow.

he has some insight into Fenn...and is from the same general area...  some interesting stuff on his blog.
2013-02-27 11:09:01 PM
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Also, on his (down) blog, he apparently once said that two groups had once gotten within 200 feet of it, but never said which groups.


I wonder how he knew this? Watching? So just wander around and if you see an old man in a lounge chair you know you are close.
2013-02-27 10:21:53 PM
1 votes:

BigLuca: Cybernetic: "The home of Brown".

Could be Harpers Ferry, WV.

Or it could be Cleveland.

UPS World Headquarters 55 Glenlake Parkway NE Atlanta

"What can Brown do for you?"


Could be Seattle as that is where UPS started!
2013-02-27 10:15:27 PM
1 votes:
"Peace on Earth", was all it said.
2013-02-27 09:14:57 PM
1 votes:
I assume all you Farkers have read "Ready Player One."
2013-02-27 08:43:31 PM
1 votes:
Located in the House that Coke built....

Studio 54?
2013-02-27 08:11:47 PM
1 votes:
Ahh, Forrest made Fark...

I both the book three years ago in Collected Works in downtown Santa Fe before you could get it on the intent. It's a beautiful story, a cool book. The guy is a badass, but he's an old school badass, and he knows how to work the googles.
You see, he's a long thinker. This treasure is meant to be his Dutchman, designed to be found with these clues 100's of years from now. He's a well read individual, and nothing is as simple as googling up browns in New Mexico or playing with an obvious one liner from the poem. Nothing in the poem can be found with a The geographic place name index made by usgs which ultimately populated names in google maps. You want the treasure? Get to your library, read some old west journals, read the journals of those referenced in those journals, inter library loan a phone ok from 1965 mariposa California, etc, etc... You can be cynical farmers, but fenn is the real deal. No one is finding this without learning exactly what he wants you to.
2013-02-27 07:08:50 PM
1 votes:
I guess haters are gonna hate, but this is cool. The guy clearly doesn't give a shiat about making money off the autobiography/guidebook, especially since the poem is published on the internet (TFA links to it). The notoriety coming from this is worth far more than any profit he might make. My question is whether he's given the location to his attorney in case he dies before it's found. I'm guessing not, since he probably assumes someone will find it eventually, and if they don't... too damn bad.

During the Vietnam War, he flew hundreds of missions and said he was shot down twice, in South Vietnam and again in Laos. Even while fighting, the highly decorated pilot didn't surrender the search for rare objects, flying to Pompeii in his off-time to find artifacts.

He also sounds like a badass. Might want to keep an eye out for rolling boulders and bamboo spikes during your search.
2013-02-27 06:42:38 PM
1 votes:

Russ1642: He is 80 years old and living in a world that doesn't exist anymore. He's going to live long enough to find out what the fark he just did to his beloved outdoors.

I wonder how many fibre, power, gas, water, and power lines are going to be hit while searching?


Frak you and your pessimism!

Here is a story that brought hope and joy to my day and then I read the comments...


I applaud this old man and his desire to share his passion with the world, give back, and create a bit of mystery for us all.  His actions give me hope for the world.  Hope that positivity and creativity will overcome the dysfunctional paralysis of constantly criticizing and complaining, as you Mr. Russ1642 did.
2013-02-27 06:35:26 PM
1 votes:
Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


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 canyon 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 answers 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.
2013-02-27 06:33:56 PM
1 votes:

uncleacid: I'd just like to see a 40 pound chest.


Would a 40lb box do?
2013-02-27 06:30:19 PM
1 votes:
The bridge of the Staue of Liberty's nose.

/nothing is obscure on Fark.
2013-02-27 06:22:59 PM
1 votes:
If I were the author I would have put it on Voyager 1 back in `77 because fark everybody.
2013-02-27 06:22:45 PM
1 votes:
I bet Reddit could figure it out in 3 hours.
2013-02-27 06:14:45 PM
1 votes:
Give some geek a few hours to write some program to correlate the clues to google maps and this will probably be solved in a week..
2013-02-27 06:12:38 PM
1 votes:

Mog32Kupo: New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?



He's an 80+ years old treasure hunter...there's nothing they can throw at him he hasn't already seen.
Besides, being 80+, I imagine his heart/body wouldn't last 3-4 punches before giving out.
shiat would sieze up with the first finger they sliced off.

He wins!
2013-02-27 06:12:27 PM
1 votes:
Maybe...the treasure is...inside all of us!

Whadiwin.
2013-02-27 06:09:03 PM
1 votes:
farm2.static.flickr.com
2013-02-27 06:08:30 PM
1 votes:
t0.gstatic.com
2013-02-27 06:05:17 PM
1 votes:
New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?
 
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