Hi there....

I've put this site together to explain my solution to the puzzle that Mr. Forrest Fenn created with this 2010 book "The Thrill of The Chase" (TTOTC).  Some people have decided that the story about an eccentric millionaire hiding a treasure worth a million dollars "in the mountains, somewhere North of Santa Fe" is a hoax. I would be very surprised if Mr. Fenn, who's legacy may depend on this contest, would do anything other than what he said he would. We shall see.


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Background

I've been looking for a solution to this puzzle since sometime in the middle of January 2018 when I heard a story about Fenn's treasure on line. I had heard about it some years back but it never really 'took' in my imagination. 

I've done puzzles for a long time. I've submitted solutions to NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday from time to time. I've never been on the show.  I also tried to figure out the "Treasure - Search for the Golden Horse" back in the 1980's. In my opinion it was impossible to solve that one, especially with no internet.

At first I looked for anagrams, hidden messages, cyphers and what not without success. One day I was listening to the radio and I 'solved' the first clue. It took approximately two weeks for me to come up with a solution to the nature of the blaze, but my location was off.  Still I was able to convince my wife to accompany me to the Rocky Mountains for a whirlwind weekend of the Thrill of the Chase.

to quote Kurt Vonnegut... "and so it goes"...