FENN’S POEM

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I  know that this may be hard for some people to swallow, just take it with a  glass of juice.

If you are beginning to look for Fenn’s treasure in the Rockies, good luck. I would love to point out a couple of things. If you have immersed yourself in thinking that he has hidden secret codes, numerology, GPS coordinates, astrology or any other off the wall meanings somewhere, keep thinking that. You’ll never find it.

The answers are in the poem. Yes, he put clues in his book, The Thrill of the Chase, it was in his stories. You can take your super powered magnifying glass, and scour every photo in the book. All you will find are larger pictures.

I’ve had dozens of emails with individuals giving me gps coordinates as to where the treasure is and if I would look for them. My question was always the same.”How does that work out for the poem?”. The response would be similar to, “he was hinting of coordinates and altitude. Just look”. I wouldn’t waste my time.

If through research, you can’t make the poem work right in your solve, plain and simple, it won’t work. Just by assuming a location is the home of Brown, what about the rest? You think you found Brown and now figure out the rest when you get there? Save your money unless you live right near your spot, or you have unlimited resources.

Or how about the Blaze? You think it’s a waterfall with the sun shining on it at noon? A big owl in a tree? His blaze is his personal trail that he marked along the way. You will know it when you see it.

Okay. So what if you solve the poem, find his blaze, and the chest is gone? I guess someone found it and didn’t tell. I believe that some individuals can keep a secret!!

Good luck.. Keep searching.

Haha. Come on guys stop the email. Share your thoughts. Not everyone is a critic.

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Treasure Poem (a pirates booty)

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Here’s the way:

Tis a treasure of gold and silver bars for the taking,
Collecting bounty galore whilst on the trip I was making.
Jolly Roger flag and pin for the vest,
With coins and jewelry to add to me chest.

Far from the sea,with no sails for to travel,
I’ll hide me treasure amongst the rock and the gravel.
A clue was left,somewhere easy to find,
For if I grow old and want to visit sometime.

Tis rich in history and stories abound,
Deadlights find the way,with Boots on the ground.
So kick up your feet and have ye some grog,
My biggest hint,I was there in me blog.

Or see more at http://dalneitzel.com/2014/05/31/more-booty/

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THE BLAZE

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This “F” was chiseled into a rock, somewhere below the home of Brown. It has been there for a number of years and I am thankful no one discovered it. Life is good today. Everyone keep looking!

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It’s a Dogs Life

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This is in response to all of you that have emailed about “my puppy”. His name is Saban. Yes, all you Bama haters, I named him after Nick Saban.
Saban was born Thanksgiving Day almost two years ago. He is 18 months old, and has turned into a great traveling companion. He loves to hunt for the chest, and is anxious for the next road trip.
Here’s his timeline:

Too cold here Too cold here

It's cold in New Mexico too

It’s cold in New Mexico too

Getting warmer on the way to Safford,Arizona

Getting warmer on the way to Safford,Arizona

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Trying to help out the beaver

Trying to help out the beaver

I don't think Georgia O'Keefe is here anymore

I don’t think Georgia O’Keefe is here anymore

I am not pulling this.

I am not pulling this.

Time for reflections

Time for reflections

So where's the crowd? I can sing and dance!

So where’s the crowd? I can sing and dance!

Looking for Butch and Sundance

Looking for Butch and Sundance

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I've heard about Kansas and Toto. Let's go......

I’ve heard about Kansas and Toto. Let’s go……

I'm home,tired, leave me alone. Wake me for breakfast.....

I’m home,tired, leave me alone. Wake me for breakfast…..

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Outlaw Canyon

Red Wall

Red Wall

Well,here was my solve..

Gone alone in there with my treasure bold. I would ask myself, where would he “go in bold”? Outlaw territory.

Begin it where warm waters halt. Dull knife massacre. Indian tears, warm waters. Canyon down, outlaw canyon in Barnum outside of Kaycee, Wyoming. Not far, but too far to walk from the site.
I figure FF has a little bit of renegade in him, and I could see him, his buddies and Skippy playing outlaws. He makes reference in his book to Robert Redford, who played the part of The Sundance Kid.

Home of Brown. Arapahoe Brown had a ranch on the Buffalo River, in fact it is still the Brown Ranch. He was murdered and his body was found in the river behind his ranch.

No place for the meek, no paddle up your creek. Up the Buffalo River,you will pass Sheep Creek, (meek),the end is nigh, (you come to Castle Rock), heavy loads and water high, (you are at Steamboat Rock). At Steamboat Rock, the Middle Fork River comes out. Middle Fork is blue ribbon trout stream that flows through outlaw canyon. He (FF) references being middle child, and one of his scrapbooks showed his drawer of neatly organized forks. Well, I followed Middle Fork looking for his blaze. No luck. Doesn’t mean it’s not there. I didn’t walk it all. The weather was uncooperative. I will go back in June. A topo map will show the area and it is not a great distance at all. There are two places on the road to outlaw cave where you can stop and gain access to Middle Fork and fish. Easy one day hidey spot. Anyway, that was my solve plain and simple.

Maybe he parked here?

Maybe he parked here?

Middle Fork River

Middle Fork River

Outlaw Cave

Outlaw Cave

Keeping lookout from the cave.

Keeping lookout from the cave.

Not for the meek.

Not for the meek.

Time to go!

Time to go!

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Every Day Is a Sunday

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Since today is Sunday, I thought it might be a good time to share some hidden secrets in the mountains.
I personally believe in the power of prayer. I grew up attending Catholic School, and my parents always had us 5 kids up and ready for Sunday Mass.
Now I’m not going to preach about religion, because we all have different faiths and beliefs. For me personally, the older I get, I seem to spend more time in thoughts and prayers than I did in my younger years. I’ve become more patient and so much more appreciative of the simple things in life. (Oh my God, I sound like my Dad)

Anyway, while I was at Abiquiu Lake, I ventured a little north to Santa Fe National Forest in search of a good fishing hole. While driving north on 84 I came upon Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O’Keefe stayed as a guest. More about that on another blog.

Following a forest service road, alongside the Rio Chama, 13 miles to the end, I was delighted to see Catholics in the desert.20150412_125102

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This Jewel in the desert, is run by Monks. And miracle of all miracles, they brew their own beer! (More of that for another time). I went into the chapel, said a few prayers, left a small donation, and headed back. I felt peaceful.

Sunset at Abiquiu Lake

Sunset at Abiquiu Lake

While at Abiquiu Lake, I had befriended Clarence, who was a manager for the corps of engineers, in charge of the damn below the lake. I mentioned to him my discovery of the chapel, and when he realized I was Catholic, he told me of a place I had to see. It was a privately owned chapel and hand sculpted bronze statues of The Stations of the Cross. He indicated it was further north on 84, and since I would be going that way upon my departure, it was definitely on my list.

The directions Clarence had given me, put me in the general direction, but not exact. “It was before Cebella, by some store you turn right, but I don’t recall the name”, he said to me.
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I stopped in this little store, to get directions, in hopes that they knew what I was looking for. Well, sure enough,the road I wanted was directly across the street. If you are ever out that way, it’s county road 306 off of hwy 84.(More on the store and Anthony the owner later).

So. As I had stated earlier, since today is Sunday, for all you Catholics and non Catholics as well, I will share with you this incredible work in pictures. More on the man who did this later.
The Stations of the Cross:

1. Jesus is condemned to death

1. Jesus is condemned
to death

2. Jesus takes up the cross.

2. Jesus takes up the cross.

3. Jesus falls the first time.

3. Jesus falls the first time.

4. Jesus meets his mother.

4. Jesus meets his mother.

5. Simon helps carry the cross.

5. Simon helps carry the cross.

6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

7. Jesus falls the second time.

7. Jesus falls the second time.

8. Jesus speaks to the women.

8. Jesus speaks to the women.

9. Jesus falls the third time.

9. Jesus falls the third time.

10. Jesus is stripped of his garments.

10. Jesus is stripped of his garments.

11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.

11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.

12. Jesus dies on the cross.

12. Jesus dies on the cross.

13. Jesus is taken from the cross.

13. Jesus is taken from the cross.

14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

15. Resurrection of Jesus.

15. Resurrection of Jesus.

The pictures don’t do justice to the actual beauty of it all. There’s more!!
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