It’s in There Somewhere!?



I consider myself lucky but don’t we all, we are the ones that are still dreaming of the possibility of finding Forrest Fenn’s treasure trove. I figure I was born under a curious star and meant for something, I just haven’t figured it out yet.

So as I wait to figure out what I’m here on earth for, I am going to pursue the Forrest Fenn treasure. I work pretty hard to not divulge my location on this blog. I will only say I belong to the underwater in New Mexico club since out of sight and out of mind does have more appeal than above ground to my imagination. I admit to falling prey in more than once instance of thinking one of Forrest’s blogs posts was for me because I am “special” in some way. Ok, go ahead and laugh ladies and gentlemen but you know you too may have felt “special” at some point. He is an interesting fellow in our time, so you would be acting giddy too if he agreed to meet you for coffee on one of your trips. It as if the universe lets you know if Forrest pays attention to you then maybe you have a place at the table rather than a spot on the menu of life’s food chain.

In my travels I’ve searched high in the mountains north of Santa Fe during the day and also under a moonless pitch dark night. I’ve been scared of wild game following me, thirsty, dizzy from altitude sickness, hungry and knee deep in mud at least once and have no regrets about the vacation time or the money I spent to put myself in those unpredictable situations.

The chase makes you remember you’re human, not a machine…that you have choices and that none of them are bad, just different paths to fulfillment. It helps you to overcome fears of taking risks and more importantly you learn how to be a gracious loser.

Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Since I prefer images than text I’ll leave you with artistic version of a memory of one of my last searches of the season. Don’t ask me where I’ve been because I’ll just play a game and change the topic on you.

Snow is sure to start covering the ground early this year in the Rocky Mountains so I wish you all of the best in your search areas secret and not-so-secret as they may be.


Never give up on your dreams!



35 thoughts on “It’s in There Somewhere!?

  1. As I sit here in a Detroit hotel looking at my schedule for tomorrow, a dream of my next FF treasure hunt puts a smile on my face and lifts my feeling of bewilderment. I’m here doing disaster inspection work in the poorest city in the nation they say. One can only hope it is not worse than this. I thank God everyday for all I do have.

    • I am a fellow searcher and now a job hunter . I live in the Detroit area. My husband and I will gladly take you to dinner. I am at an interview at noon but you can call my cell 1313 938 2981 we will pick a place near you or you can choose. karen Ruth Mr. Fenn and Dal know me as the teacher (retired) from Detroit.

    • Dal, you and the group have kept me inspired many times so thank you for this blog!

  2. Moderation? And why did I come up as Surbs instead of Slurbs? Still, I’m not giving up on my dreams. Oops, found the missing l. My appologies. Oh yeah, moderation?

    • slurbs-
      You fell into moderation because you posted as surbs rather than slurbs. WordPress didn’t recognize that name and so it thought you were new and tossed you into moderation. I fixed both your posts..changed you from surbs to slurbs..but WordPress prefers that you post as slurbs

  3. 23Kachinas..What kind of wild game was following you. Why were you scared? Don’t you carry protection. Most wild game runs away. Sounds like you had fun . Knee deep in mud did the suction pull your shoe off.

    • Woody – I was scared wild game was following me, never saw anything just heard sounds. Amazing what your imagination will conjure up under a moonless night.

  4. 23 kachinas what’s the title meen? Did you pick it? And if you did are you talking about that area you are standing in.


    • Maggie-
      23kachinas is the author’s screen name…not the name of the place. 23kachinas has been a commenter on this blog since about March.

    • Maggie – I picked the title to express how it feels when you are sure as sunshine you have the right location and then question it later. Ever been there?

  5. You are one of the chose 23… We all are ! But I’m jealous, you’ve met Forrest and he knows you by name. Keep searching and follow those dreams. Isn’t LIFE so cool 23, that we can take an adventure that puts smiles on our face and on others.

    • James – Paradise is not a destination – just a state of mind. That IS why life is cool. Keep dreamin’

  6. Thanks for the story Amber! We’ve all been a bit disappointed in not finding the treasure, but not in the adventures we’ve had. 🙂

    • CJinCA – The cure for disappointment for is to always have two or three reasons for going somewhere you’re searching.

      Or as the old saying goes “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

      • My eggs are more like in a beautiful and interesting carton – pretty close together but not touching! 🙂

  7. OK, found a hidden treasure. one red flasher, a half a pair of dice, and a 40 cal bullit. I would like to know who hid it in a blue taped container. It was well hid and why it was hid?

    • Are you familiar with “Geocaching”?

      There are thousands upon thousands of hidden “treasures” worldwide with clues to find them. So many that it is possible to stumble upon some of them.

      It’s a big deal to many who want the “thrill of the chase.”

      Their web site.

  8. 23kachinas,
    Only one can find the TC. All of us (if we choose) can find contentment. Thanks for a great story!

  9. figure it out,pay attention to the spot in the sky.I was born under a wondering star ,in the chain of life.right on time,right on line when I was suspose too. nice story. we are here to serve one another, as forrest has said.and he is right.

    • Virginia, thank you for the reminder of the philosphy that ff wrote about in TFTW and lives… we are all here to serve one another. I will look for ways to serve others this week because of your timely reminder.

  10. Here let me get out my flashlight oops sorry it was supposed to be there, been a tad windy with torrential downpour. Hopefully there is a backup plan.

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