In this email from Forrest to a journalist in Italy, Forrest answers some questions you may have been wondering about yourself.
Are there signs that people are getting closer to solving your puzzle? How many clues have people solved now?
Searchers have come within about 200 feet. Some may have solved the first four clues, but I am not certain.
You have told people to stay at home unless they have solved the first clue.
If you don’t know where you are going any trail will take you there.
Do expect that people will somehow *know* for sure once they have found the first clue?
No, many people have found the first clue but they didn’t know it. Until someone finds the treasure they will not know for sure that they have discovered the first clue.
Or they might have found it without realizing it?
Is it an advantage to buy The Thrill of the Chase and Too Far to Walk?
There are hints in my TTOTC book that can help solve the clues in the poem.
We don’t have sagebrush here. Is it a nice smell or a strange smell? Does it smell like the herb?
Sagebrush has a nice aroma that lasts a long time if you take a cutting home and let it dry. I used to put twigs in letters to clients hoping the smell will remind them, and lure them back to my art gallery. Please tell Italy hello. I love your country and its people.