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Want to find his hidden treasure worth millions? Head outdoors
TodayNews.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Erika Angulo

Posted on 02/27/2013 6:12:31 PM PST by Daffynition

A New Mexico multimillionaire wants you to get off the couch and go searching for hidden treasure.

Forrest Fenn, 82, believes too many Americans spend their free time watching TV or playing video games. He hopes the bounty he hid — a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds, among other gems — will prompt some to explore the outdoors. "Get your kids out in the countryside, take them fishing and get them away from their little hand-held machines," he told TODAY.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: metaldetecting; treasure
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THE CLUES:

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 drawing ever 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.

Happy hunting!

More:


1 posted on 02/27/2013 6:12:36 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Sounds great to me!


2 posted on 02/27/2013 6:19:15 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Daffynition

Bump to that


3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:22:33 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: handy old one

Ultimate geo-cache ping...


4 posted on 02/27/2013 6:23:16 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: Chainmail

Odds are that he did not hide it in Canada, so I’m going back to my video games.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 6:24:03 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
If he hid it in NM, odds are that someone a mile away from it (if there is anyone a mile away from it) could spend a lifetime not finding it. Lots of NM is rough. Very rough.

I left a kidney and my spleen in NM.

/johnny

6 posted on 02/27/2013 6:26:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wanna bet where all those illegal aliens they just let out of prison will be congregating, when they hear about this?


7 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:38 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sla845GW9YM


8 posted on 02/27/2013 6:36:27 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Chainmail

Sounds like a wild goose chase to me.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 6:37:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Daffynition
Then they stand a good chance of dying badly. Folks don't understand how rough NM can be. The poem talks about water crossings and not being able to use a paddle.

Dry arroyos are just about the most dangerous thing there, besides the sun, lack of water, too much water, poisonous plants and animals, large carnivores, haunta virus, plague, drunk indians, democratic government and... what the heck, the whole place is just dangerous.

But I do know where to buy cheap cigarettes and booze in the state. And where to get some great food.

/johnny

10 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder if I can find it from home with google maps & the satellite layer turned on... :-)


11 posted on 02/27/2013 6:40:02 PM PST by Cacique500
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To: JRandomFreeper
I left a kidney and my spleen in NM.

Weird. I got a kidney and my spleen in NM. Thanks...uhh...bro...except that kidney was stoned...I couldn't pee a straight line for 2 months.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 6:41:11 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition
wonder if there's a moon on the door...
:)
13 posted on 02/27/2013 6:42:50 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: bigheadfred
Weren't mine. ;)

Doc said I looked like a gut shot deer when he opened me up. Said the organs looked like jelly on that side.

Never do a slip/fall off the side of a mountain in a blizzard when you are alone. I disrecommend the experience. Really, really.

/johnny

14 posted on 02/27/2013 6:45:51 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Heh... I grew up in NM - it isn't that bad at all. But, you do have to keep your wits about you, and you do have to be careful.

From his 'hints' poem, I think I've a pretty good idea where it is - and it won't be easy to get there - it's a long way from home.

My bet though, is that there are a lot of people like me that can figure this one out - but, all of them will need a good metal detector - and a spade to dig it up. The trick is where to wave that detector around.

15 posted on 02/27/2013 6:46:50 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
I grew up in Texas, and it's not really that nice around here, but I know the pitfalls. I can do ok roughing it here.

And up until a point, I did ok in NM, learning to be careful (except for that one time).

NM ain't all strip malls and a town 3 miles down the road, that's for sure.

I think the guy set up a Darwin test. ;)

NM is one of the most beautiful places I've ever lived, even if it did try to kill me. I've done most of my landscape painting of NM landscapes.

/johnny

16 posted on 02/27/2013 6:51:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Never do a slip/fall off the side of a mountain in a blizzard when you are alone. I disrecommend the experience. Really, really.

haha. You forgot to use that long gun as a ski pole. Just kidding.

Ya musta been younger then. Everbody knows not to BE on the mountain in a blizzard alone, unless you are the one bringing up the beer on the pack horses. Cause fer damn sure there will be a search party...

17 posted on 02/27/2013 6:55:20 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

“Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is drawing ever nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high...”

OMG it’s in my septic tank!


18 posted on 02/27/2013 6:59:20 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Daffynition

I shall share a secret with you now, and this is just between the two of us, okay? I stepped in a massive hidden treasure earlier today in the great outdoors while romping through a brushy leaf covered trail near the hidden stream I know well. It didnt occur to me just then that I may in fact be rich. But I think I am the lucky one, for this buried gem was brown and its odor indeed was bold. Little did I know.

Please dont tell Obama of my good fortune.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 7:03:37 PM PST by Dysart
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To: bigheadfred
I wonder if a thermal imaging machine would work on the cache? Someone with a leg-up on some technology will find it.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 7:05:56 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder eating his goldfish in front of him would work?


21 posted on 02/27/2013 7:19:33 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

No grid coordinates?


22 posted on 02/27/2013 7:21:30 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Daffynition

I work with IR. Materials with no heat source will quickly reach ambient temperature and provide no image at all.

IR can do some amazing things, but it can’t do a lot of what you see it doing on TV.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:09 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Daffynition

Better than Midnight basketball.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 7:48:39 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Ron C.

The trick is to rent the metal detectors. These billionaire left a pile of gold stories are just ways to try and create some tourist dollars.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 7:59:39 PM PST by willyd
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To: Ron C.

The trick is to rent the metal detectors. These billionaire left a pile of gold stories are just ways to try and create some tourist dollars.

(packing the car as speak)


26 posted on 02/27/2013 8:00:00 PM PST by willyd
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To: Daffynition

Whoever finds it better be armed...finding it means you’re only halfway done.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 8:11:25 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Dry arroyos are just about the most dangerous thing there, besides the sun, lack of water, too much water, poisonous plants and animals, large carnivores, haunta virus, plague, drunk indians, democratic government and... what the heck, the whole place is just dangerous.

These are the reasons I love NM. Excluding the Dem gov. that is.

28 posted on 02/27/2013 8:50:29 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I left a kidney and my spleen in NM.

Rio Grande Gorge, NM?

29 posted on 02/27/2013 9:22:24 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Daffynition

bfl


30 posted on 02/27/2013 9:29:29 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Bookmark


31 posted on 02/27/2013 10:05:07 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Thanks for the expert info. Well, that leaves my only other idea....and that is to get one of those truffle sniffing pigs and train him to find gold.

I dunno....I got nuthin'.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:28 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: bigheadfred
Speaking of plots.....Grogan tells the men about $350,000 cash buried--"under a big 'W'"--in Santa Rosita State Park in Santa Rosita Beach near the Mexican border....from *It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World*


33 posted on 02/27/2013 10:30:29 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

I know this place. It’s north of Santa Fe all right.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 11:08:58 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ron C.; JRandomFreeper

Spent 5 years in NM.
Would not return to live - not after living in CA!
Have some grandsons, with detection equipment in nearby CO, who might figure this out.


35 posted on 02/27/2013 11:46:11 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Daffynition

36 posted on 02/27/2013 11:51:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Daffynition

I watched that movie a few weeks ago.
It was great. Talk about a cast of who’s who in old Hollywood. Yowza..!
I think that movie was in the theaters when JFK got shot.


37 posted on 02/27/2013 11:54:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ezekiel
YMMV


38 posted on 02/28/2013 12:38:34 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Lancey Howard

All the greats!

Spencer Tracy as Captain T. G. Culpeper
Jonathan Winters as Lennie Pike
Buddy Hackett as “Benjy” Benjamin
Mickey Rooney as “Dingy” Bell
Edie Adams as Monica Crump
Sid Caesar as Melville Crump

Milton Berle as J. Russell Finch
Ethel Merman as Mrs. Marcus
Dorothy Provine as Emmeline Marcus-Finch
Phil Silvers as Otto Meyer
Dick Shawn as Sylvester Marcus
Terry-Thomas as Lt. Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne


39 posted on 02/28/2013 12:44:53 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: scott7278
Very true. Oy!


40 posted on 02/28/2013 1:05:16 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

I also saw The Three Stooges (w/Joe DeRita), Joe E. Brown, Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny (also, Rochester!), and Buster Keaton in there.
What a cavalcade of stars!


41 posted on 02/28/2013 1:58:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ezekiel

The wife and I visited Santa Fe last year, and we drove up to Taos and around. Trying to find some box of gold in that landscape would be like trying find the proverbial needle in a haystack. And in this case there’s thousands of haystacks and one needle.


42 posted on 02/28/2013 2:49:26 AM PST by driftless2
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To: JRandomFreeper

I left a kidney and my spleen in NM....Is there a map?


43 posted on 02/28/2013 2:53:32 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lancey Howard

**What a cavalcade of stars!**

Goodness yes! Such a treat!


44 posted on 02/28/2013 3:59:26 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: TigersEye
Dry arroyos are just about the most dangerous thing there

Dry arroyos aren't particularly dangerous, unless you're dumb enough to park or camp in one. While flash floods can come up quickly, it's seldom so fast that an alert person can't get out of what is usually called an arroyo.

Now dry slot canyons...

45 posted on 02/28/2013 5:52:15 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like a way to tell the folks, especially the young to get off their butts and do something for them selves and even giving them some incentive, but i guess the best incentive is being hungry.


46 posted on 02/28/2013 7:03:46 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Daffynition
They made that movie 50 - - fifty !!! - - years ago, and I still remember reading this like it was yesterday:


47 posted on 02/28/2013 8:27:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

OMG! Was it *that* long ago? What is scary, I recall the *boy* who took me to that movie.....wonder what ever happened to him? Heh.

50 Years! OMG!!!


48 posted on 02/28/2013 10:55:12 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: ravenwolf

49 posted on 02/28/2013 10:59:53 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes, that’s true. You ought to ping the person who actually said that.


50 posted on 02/28/2013 11:22:52 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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