The New Map…

Posted in october 2013

The map in "Too Far To Walk"...

The map in “Too Far To Walk”…

The new map is a thing of beauty. I get email from folks wondering if the map was left out of their books because they can’t find it. I puzzled over the location of the map when I first got my book too.

How am I ever going to find the treasure when I can’t even find the map.. :-)

It’s very tightly folded on the very last page of the book. It does not look like it but that page unfolds and the map is inside.

I understand Benchmark will be offering a limited edition 24×30 unfolded wall map in the near future…very cool! I’ll keep my eye out for that..

dal…

28 thoughts on “The New Map…

  1. I’m looking forward to getting my book and seeing the map – it looks beautiful!

    From the one posted on your blog Dal, it almost looks like it was hand lettered, but maybe that’s just the font that was used. I looked at the Benchmark web site and it appears anyone can have their own individual map made up – maybe I’ll buy the Rockies and my home state too. :-)

  2. I got my book today! Yes, I had trouble finding it too but went through every page and there it was…last page. I even think I saw something that could be a clue hidden on one of the pages but haven’t had time to investigate it further. Can hardly wait to read it! I’ll start tonight…Happy Hunting everyone!

  3. And Forrest seems to have narrowed it down to four states, two of which I have been working on. Colorado is one…of course. :)

    • Margie-
      I thought I was the only one that noticed…
      I’m in Idaho…
      I think Forrest may have been joking when he said it’s not in Idaho… :-)
      I know he never said it was buried but I figure it must be buried under all this snow right now…

  4. YAY! I received my book today and I’m glad I had read about the map being at the end of the book and a little hard to tell it’s a fold-out page or I might have missed it. The map is very nicely done and the book is too – can’t wait to read it! :-)

  5. Dal, just like you i had searched the whole book for the map, so thanks for the clues.

    I’m just glad the map confirmed that the treasure is not in Canada or Alaska. That saves us one country and half the Rookies. Now if we could just find it in half the time.

  6. Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything but it’s good to read and see how everyone is doing.

    Does anyone know if Lena is still posting here? If so, can you tell her to check her plant4bees email ! Would love to touch base with you Lena!

    My husband and I will be moving to Santa Fe permanently (we love it there so much),, hopefully by December and look forward to meeting up with some of you.

    Take care all.

    Mary

  7. Look at all them clues there.
    Holy Smokes !
    Someone might beat me to it.
    Ragga Fragga Grumble Spit
    I wanted to be the one to git it !

  8. Got the book a couple of days ago. I figure if you can’t find the map in the book, you couldn’t find the treasure either. HA I had a time finding the map too. The book is beautiful! Dal, what a great photo on the cover. Congratulations.

  9. Forrest says the treasure is hidden somewhere in the highlighted area of the map…does he mean yellow, purple, blue…?! I always thought of highlight as yellow. It indicates BLM area. Dal, what are your thoughts on this “highlighted area” comment?

    • I think any area on the map that is “white”..therefore does not have one of the color assignments in the key, is not highlighted.

      I wonder about the Fish & Wildlife Service areas. There do not appear to be any FWS marked areas on the map yet there is a highlight color for it. It’s very close to the color of “water” on the map. Maybe I am not color sensitive enough to see the distinction on the map. The area near Brown’s Park just south of Flaming Gorge Reservoir but in the State of Colorado is a large FSW area. But it does not appear to be marked as such. Maybe the area is so narrow that it just doesn’t show up well on a map that encompasses an area so large.

      I also wonder about the magnetic declination lines on the map. Why are they there? Just a Benchmark thing or a request by Forrest? If so…why? Maybe we will get a hint some day tied to magnetic north…Since magnetic declination changes over time I suppose the map will not be accurate in a few years…at least not the magnetic declination lines.

      • Thanks, I think! Knowing Forrest, part of the mystery is not saying what highlighted color he means. He doesn’t want to incriminate himself. I’m still betting it is where he has the best memories. We both know where that was!

  10. Do you have the proper heading on the compass ?
    Check the Maps Compass one more time.
    YUP,It’s to the State of Colorado the State Of Nothing Without The Deity.

    “Below the shield in a semicircle is the motto, “Nil Sine Numine”, Latin words meaning “Nothing without providence” or “nothing without the Deity”,

    Do you know Deity ?
    Is She posting here ?

  11. the unintentional clue…… I think its the Map, Canada is left out. Did he almost say that at the Moby Dickens book signing Nov 2013?

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