Happy 90th Forrest……

Forrest Fenn will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday August 22…

Thanks for being here Forrest. I am in awe of your accomplishments and sincerely appreciate your treasure hunt…it provoked friendships and has provided adventure and joy for hundreds of thousands of searchers…including me!!

Birthday wishes from your friends below:





187 thoughts on “Happy 90th Forrest……

  1. My warmest regards to you Forrest on your special day! You’ve lived the life of dreams and inspire us all,

  2. Happy 90th Birthday Forrest! What a thrill to be a part of THE Chase. I’ve had so many great memories and places I would have never visited. From one pilot to another “Blue Sky’s to you!” Cipher

  3. Happy Birthday dear Sir!!! Thanks for everything Forrest!! May this be the best Birthday ever!!

  4. Happy birthday. Although it’s a couple days early as of this posting. Anyway happy birthday.

  5. Thank you Forrest for everything you have taught me. You are a very very wise man Much love Sir

  6. 8/20. is my stepsons b day
    1 day apart hmmmmmm
    We are having batpoop ice cream sprinkled with smart pills from rabbits and moose hair cake, made in Pinedale

  7. 90 is a Big Number! Congratulations on a wildly successful experiment, Forrest. And thank you.

  8. Happy Birthday, Forrest!!!
    Hope it’s filled with many memory making moments!!
    And thanks for all the memory making moments you have given us!

  9. Happy Birthday Forrest! I hope your day bring you closer to your most cherished treasures 🙂

  10. I hope this week is better than the 4,679 before it. Happy Birthday Forrest. May all your wishes come true in this life and the next.

  11. This page opened minutes after I posted a birthday poem on the poetry page XXI. So I will repeat it here.

    Reading so many incredible hypotheses and implicite accusations and conspiracy theories towards ff on page 17 of this blog, I think this page is a better place to wish him luck at his 90th birtday, coming soon:


    After nearly 90 springs
    There are so many things
    That seem to are gone through disbeliever’s eyes
    But you know those formulated words are very big lies
    Youth is not in someone’s bones
    Youth is sitting on thrones
    In everybody’s brain
    It is an eternal shame
    That so few realize
    That they should revitalize
    The child in the deepest region of their brain
    I can assure that only those will one day gain
    Because they were child and wise
    Their ticket to the paradise
    Or to the never ending chasing prairies
    Of Sitting Bull in my far memories

  12. Happy 90th! After you extinguish all those candles, be sure to punctuate with a hearty “mic drop.”


  13. Enjoy your birthday on Saturday Forrest. 90 years young and still looking dapper as ever! That beautiful lady of yours sure is a lucky gal…..but then again, so are you! 😉 Best wishes for many more happy memories for you two to share. We miss you Forrest. XXXOOO

  14. Hope you and your family are well and have a sense of peace since the end off the greatest, craziest and most enjoyable chase ever created..

    Happy birthday to you Mr forrest fenn from over the pond. Hope you have plenty more ahead of you.

    Jay, from the UK

    PS, where did you hide that chest haha. Take care sir.

  15. I wish you could live to do all the things you are attributed to.
    Much Love, Susie

  16. Happy birthday Forrest. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. I would be great to see a few pictures from your celebration.
    Please take care of yourself and get some rest.

  17. Happy Birthday, sir! Thanks again for providing “the thrill of the chase.”

  18. Feliz cumpleaños Forrest! Thanks for the very nice adventures . God blessings you . A big hugs .

  19. Forrest,
    The arrival of August 22nd reminds me of how important your Mother and Father are in the pantheon of human relations. You have honored them through your actions to give every day its due. Your willingness to share your perspectives on the pleasures and pains felt through the people within your life experiences continues to guide me. The bond between your words and the future will influence many a good deed. Happy Birthday.

  20. Happy Birthday Forrest, I think it must be a great relief to have the chest found and to be able to celebrate 90 years at the same time.
    Best wishes to you and your family.
    I have loved the chase and thank you for the challenge.

  21. Happy Birthday Forrest!

    Thanks again for The Chase, the wonderful stories, the books, and the treasures I found during my journey which has NOT ended. I’m addicted, refusing to let go and trying hard to find my way thru your magnificent puzzle.

    You are one of the STARS I look to all the time.






    PS. you share my Daughters birthday but she is just 16yrs old lord help me…lol

    Have a blessed birthday,
    Wishing you good health,

    Melody Curtis
    Moore, OK

  23. Happy birthday. Have a wonderful day. The Chase has been an experience I’ll never forget. Congratulations and many thanks!

  24. Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday with family and friends sharing and making memories!

    ~ Wisconsin Mike & Christine

  25. Greetings Forrest!
    We hope that you have very happy birthday!
    With many more to come!
    Take care,
    Tom and Coreda Walker

  26. Happy Birthday and I hope your retirement is going well.

    See you in the mountains north of Santa Fe!

  27. I absolutely believe that the sodality and wit of everyone here makes up the heart of the future. Absent of friendship, there is no code of the wild west, and we all draw guns to end each fight. Hence, humanity needs peace.

    I also believe that without you, Forrest, we would be absent of a special place we could call home and where a community of friends could come together and find that peace. Although I’ve already expressed my Birthday Wishes on a prior page, I want to sincerely wish you, Forrest and Peggy, the absolute best of what life still has to offer. Thank you so much for the Thrill of the Chase, the Thrill of Adventure, and the Thrill of Life! We owe you so much more than we could ever attempt to give!

    Ironically appropriate to your 9 Clues… Happy 90th Birthday Forrest!

  28. Happy 89th Birthday Forrest! This day reminds me of your story about driving to Atlanta. That was a good one.

  29. 90 Candles on your cake!! Sounds like a Forrest Fire to me!!!

    All our best to you and Peggy.


  30. Right On Forrest, great artistry in imagination in your life, a true artist. Much love to you Sir and yours. You have inspired Thousands of imaginative minds to explore in so many ways to see different perspectives. Removing the boxes we must check every day. Thank you For all the subtleties, and to listen to words. You have pushed this dropout to go to place never thought I would go. (reading for hours)
    One more time around the Sun Sir, Much Love Forrest, and Peggy.

  31. Have a wonderful birthday! Thanks for the last seven years. There’s no such thing as “having too much fun”.

  32. I hope you have a great birthday this weekend with your family and all your friends…

  33. Mr, F. I hope you have a great day celebrating your birthday
    with your family and friends.
    All the best to you.

  34. I second that. Happy birthday Forrest!! Hope you have an awesome day!!!!! Thanks for everything!

  35. Happy birthday Bubba,

    You’ve shown the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience! And it only took you 90 years 🙂 All joking aside aside thank you for everything this has been an amazing adventure and I hope it continues!

    “Remember, gratification comes from the doing, not the results,” unless those results enrich others, which you have clearly done:) JD

  36. Happy Birthday, Forrest! I hope this trip around the sun is the best yet. In a few weeks I hope you’re able to get another drink from Watkins creek! 🙂

  37. Lots of love and happiness to you Sir Fenn!!! I know I have become a better person knowing you! Gordon Swain

  38. Happy birthday, Forrest! 90! You are soooo loved by soooo many. My life is fuller having known you. Thank you for the joy, laughter, knowledge and so much more. XoXoX heidini, the intrepid wader girl

  39. Thank you, Forest,
    Thank you for the adventure of mind, spirit and body. Turns out I spent 7 years in the wrong state but I still managed to find the treasure of adventure there. My birthday is two days after yours. In terms of geologic time, all of us here were born in the same instant.

  40. Happy Birthday Forrest! I will make your birthday wish come true by not emailing you!

  41. I once offered a T6 ride if you were close to St. Louis, Best wishes Forrest, the nicest thing that I can say for your 90th celebration is that my children know you name. P.S. spill the beans on the treasure location, please 🙂

  42. Hope you have a great birthday Forrest!
    Send us some pics of Peggy helping you blow out those 90 candles!
    Big boa hug from Georgia!

  43. Happy 90th Mr. Fenn! Hope you have a special day with family and friends…but, stay safe and stay well. I thank you for the hunt! My mind, heart and body are stronger thanks to the thrill of the chase that you brought to us.

    Take care and hope to send wishes to you again when you hit the century mark! 🙂

  44. Happy 39th Birthday Forrest,
    You’re only as old as you feel. I’m quite certain you’ll run circles around all of us. Saddle up and get a deep seat!!!
    Colorado Cowgirl

  45. We are getting older. Thanks for the chase and the memories. I was so close. I just wanted the ruby.

  46. Happy birthday Forrest , from the great
    state of Peggy for those of you who
    Don’t know it Peggy stands for treasure
    Peggy / peg / mountain/ tidy sum /
    Fortune / treasure Peggy will be waiting for me when I get there

  47. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dear Forrest
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    Wow 90 years old, such a blessing. ❤️
    May all your wishes come true.
    I wish mine would have. Ha ha ha!!!!

  48. 90 – W O W – As my grandma would have said – “Who’d a thunk it?” Congratulations Forrest – I salute you sir. JDA

  49. Happy Birthday Forrest!
    You have enriched my life in new ways I discover each day.
    Thank you!

  50. ATTention! Mr, Fenn,

    So clever you are and
    So ever clever ever be
    Signed, Sealed, Secluded now
    “A-S you were” in memoiry

    Happy 9T Birthday Mr. Fenn!

  51. Happy birthday Forrest,
    May your experience always surpass your age.
    Warmest wishes to you!

  52. Happy 90th Birthday to the retired Major Fenn!
    I had a blast looking for the treasure in Montana and Wyoming. The first trip I took was into the Yellowstone National Park but then I convinced myself it wasn’t there and drifted outside the border into Montana with the clues. “Confirmation Bias is no joke!”
    This former Air Force SSgt. salutes you for making it all the way to 90. I am 40 years behind you. Most of the time I think I’ll be lucky to make it too 70 and it cracks me up thinking I’m going too probably try and keep figuring out the poem for a Wyoming solve until then!
    Good luck to anyone else trying to stay in the Chase. Maybe someone will realize a solve that makes sense in Wyoming and post it and if we are lucky maybe the Man From Back East will hide that wonderful Bronze Chest called Indulgence again at some future date filled with goodies! Get outdoors! Cheers!

  53. Forrest, I wish you the happiest of birthdays. I am thankful for having the opportunities to search in the chase, twice. Loved our correspondence back in the day. I still have the painting I made for you, of where the treasure was not. Would love for you to have it. We are distancing, but if you are interested let me know. I know I can’t hug your neck, but it would be swell to meet. You may remember, I am the one that sent you the Indian marble. I could really usr a New Mexican fix!!! Enjoy!!! Deborah

  54. Hey f,
    Merry Birthday to ya from beautiful Truchas NM. Hope all is well with you and your family. Think of you and the chase often. Really miss it.
    Best Regards

  55. Happy birthday Forrest!
    I hope you get some neat birthday presents, chili dogs, a pineapple pie, and a couch nap!

  56. Happy Birthday!! Thank you for an amazing adventure. Off to the next adventure…..I mean back to work Friday.


  57. Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn,
    While intellectually dancing with your logo,
    suddenly I became aware of your phano,
    which quietly echoed a melo,
    time to stop pulling your lego…
    And there in lies the beauty of Fennopoeia

    90 years! Congratulations on your masterful accumulation of time well spent.

  58. 90 years and, just now, 90 thoughts! Good timing!

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Fenn! Thank you!

  59. Happy Birthday Forrest! I’m forever grateful for the adventures you’ve put me on. Hope you have a great day with Peggy and the rest of your family.

    PS can you please remind me of where warm waters halt? I’ve apparently forgotten where I wrote that down…

  60. I’m a Leo & 42 tomorrow. What do you call a bear in the rain? A drizzly bear. I enjoyed Campfire Lodge, saw a wolf & followed a grizz on the Red Canyon trail. I missed the treasure by a mile or more, I suppose but, what an adventure! ~Boy I wish I could have that solve~ Later gator…and happy 90th!

  61. Ninety years have come and gone
    Time continues to move on.
    But today has not
    Please tell us your treasure spot.
    Another year in the books,
    Was the treasure in the nooks?
    Was the Brown fond in brooks?
    On our bended hooks.

    Happy Birthday Forrest Fenn

  62. Happy Birthday Forrest. I thank God for you. You’re a special man; enjoy your special day.

  63. My search team of friends and family wishes you the very best 90th birthday and many more. And no one enjoyed the Chase more than I did. No one! Thanks for the labor of love you put into the world’s best treasure hunt over the last 25 years. There will never be another like it. You’re the best. And I am truly grateful for your effort and the chance to test my wits against the many challenges you created. It was a lot of work, but it was also so much fun.

  64. Mr. Fenn – Birthday blessings for YOUR special day and every day after, and after, and after.
    You have touched us all with your wisdom, your humor, and your tenacity.
    May your star shine forever.

    I have to ask….with 90 years under your belt, now what have you learned?

  65. Happy 07…i mean 90! Sending a prayer your way, Forrest. I genuinely hope this is your most treasured year of all…ab

    I had a really hard time, trying to decide what to get the man who has it all. After a lot of thought, I decided on the perfect gift for you. ….,
    Forrest, I will portray the shy guy back east for you! It’s a hard job , but for you my friend consider it done. It’s the least I can do for your, on your 90th birthday! No need to thank me, the chest and the title will be thanks enough.
    We will celebrate in Vegas! I think between you and I , we could take down a few high stakes poker games! Lol.
    Hope your 90th is as epic as you are! Have a great birthday my friend!

  67. Happy birthday Sir. Thank you for introducing me to the thrill of the chase! I sincerely hope you have a blessed year.

  68. Holy moly, Forrest. The Big 90… Congrats on reaching such a milestone and generating so much fun and adventure along the way. 90 candles will make one hell of a blaze. Thanks for being you and creating so many wonderful memories. It’s been a thrill!

  69. Happy Birthday !! with all the kids, grand kids and family gathered around.
    It should be quite a celebration…You have lived an amazing life sir.

  70. When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your heart desires
    Will come to you
    If your heart is in your dream
    No request is too extreme
    When you wish upon a star
    As dreamers do
    Fate is kind
    She brings to those to love
    The sweet fulfillment of
    Their secret longing
    Like a bolt out of the blue
    Fate steps in and sees you through
    When you wish upon a star
    Your dreams come true

    Happy Birthday, Forrest Fenn!
    Connie Baublis

  71. Happy birthday Forrest. I appreciate all you’ve done to enable and maintain the adventurous spirit in so many of us. You’re already a legend for it.

    May your cup continue to runneth over, may your sweet tooth remain satiated and may you one day forgive us all for the copious amounts of emails that have already been sent!!

  72. Happy Birthday, Sir!

    I believe that river bathing…in one’s birthday suit…is best.

    May the river be warm…and your day filled with smiles and laughter…

    …and many more.

  73. Hey Forrest,
    Ninety ain’t nothin, in ten years you’ll be a HUNDRED!
    Now THATS when it starts gettin REALLY GOOD!
    So relax and save your energy. 🙂
    Happy Birthday!

  74. Happy Birthday Forrest: What fun your treasure hunt was. It would be fun to start it all over again. It was great being out and about in the mountains, seeing all the beauty around us. Best wishes to you. Kim Brooks

  75. Happy Birthday Forrest!
    Thank you for your friendship! Please share
    With us a picture of you and Peggy!
    Your looking good for your age!
    Regards Lou Lee Belle

  76. Happy 90th Birthday Mr Fenn.
    Admired by many, bettered by none.
    You sir are a real classic.
    Stay safe and healthy.

    (And happy 12th to my nephew Jaiden).

  77. Dear Forrest:

    Thank you for sharing your life with us, and showing us how it is done; I think one day when they look for your mold, they’ll find there was cast only one.

    I hope you get your wishiest wish, and that it washes your cares away; for you’ve helped us each build a richer life, by finding the treasures in life every day.

    Happy 90th birthday! Make this one for you. For rest. 🙂

    Take care;
    Your friend, jhs

  78. Happy Birthday Forrest!
    I hope in spite of current events you’re able to celebrate with your loved ones.
    Thanks for the hunt it’s been a rich experience.

  79. With great love, respect and admiration.. happy 90th orbit around the sun Forrest.. you’re the best

  80. Happy Birthday Forrest!
    I hope your birthday is very special this year and all the rest to come.
    Thank You for all the time you have put into all of us.


  81. Hi Forrest,
    My birthday wish for you is this….when you sit down with your family to celebrate this awesome milestone birthday, remember that you did impact the future lives of everyone that recited the Thrill of the Chase poem. We are raising a glass to your health and safety with deep gratitude and are spiritually joining your family in singing Happy Birthday.
    Take care 🙂

  82. HBD Forrest!
    Next time your in Louisiana , I got a bottle if Balvenie’ Single Malt we can get into !

  83. Happy 90th birthday, Forrest. Thank you for sharing your legacy of inspiration with all of us Chasers. I know I certainly have been ‘Called’:

    With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling

    We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.
    Through the unknown, unremembered gate
    When the last of earth left to discover
    Is that which was the beginning;

    – T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

  84. Happy 90th Mr. Fenn! I hope the finder isn’t abel to prevent you from celebrating this milestone. 🙂

    I’ll check back in a decade to see where the progress lies…

  85. Happy birthday Mr. Fenn!! You have been such an uplifting spirit and inspiration! Thank you for EVERYTHING and simply being YOU! Hope your day is wonderful!

    God Bless

  86. Happy Birthday Forrest Fenn,
    hiding away in his little den.
    Peeking out, behind the door,
    why not pop out to say hello!

    C’mon big shot, lean out from that balcony and give us a royal wave. We all miss you!

  87. Haps on B Day, have a wonderful delightful Happy Birthday, enjoy that Bee’s Wax solution available Honey …

  88. A real MAN for all seasons. Thanks for all The Thrill of the Chase memories, Forrest. Did 3 BOTG in the past 5 years. Great experiences. Learned a lot about new places and things, history, etc…. not to mention, myself. US Navy (Vietnam era) veteran here sending HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes, and many more!

  89. Wishing you a blessed and very Happy Birthday today! May you have many more happy ones full of thrills and adventure!

  90. Happy happy birthday Forrest!! You sent me a copy of your book years ago. Thank you for the wonderful gift you gave me! I don’t think I have ever read a book so many times. It is one of my prized treasures. I got to go twice to hunt for the chest, exciting times!! But more than that it kept my mind active for 8 years!! I was so happy when someone found it but sad it’s coming to an end. Anyway I am rambling!!! Wishing you and yours the best of health!

  91. Happy Birthday Forrest!! Hope you have an amazing day!! I placed your gift in the Rocky Mountains, North of Santa Fe, send me your email and I will send you the clues!! Happy Hunting!!

  92. Happy early Birthday, Fenn! I will be hosting a grand zoom party in honor of your 90th birthday this Saturday. We will have many wonderful stories to share and every single one of us YouTubers and searchers will be singing you a happy birthday song. I already sent the invitations out- stay tuned, because this birthday is going to be very special for you. ❤️

  93. Well its been 90 years that’s pretty dang Cool, Did you ever think you would have this much fun?…Thank you for sharing your life’s adventures with all of us its been one heck of a ride to actually think that anyone could find that darn treasure was priceless, Anywho Happy Birthday and remember.. don’t take any plug nickels… ✌

  94. Forrest you have lived an incredible life*. From playfully catching the light reflected off rivers & streams that dance through forested ceilings across mountaintops and their valleys to the dark, crimson jungle floors of war. Instead of choosing to let that darkness define you, you instead chose to open your home & heart to the public through art, to spread messages greater than oneself, to spread joy and discovery to youth and wise alike.

    Then you gave us the Chase. I will never forget my first trip to the Rocky Mountains following your poem. I remember climbing 1,800 ft into an alpine clearing nearing the summit of some mountain peak I saw on my computer screen from home. It looked so much different in real life and soon realized I failed to plan for the snow that was still disappearing into Spring’s final offerings. This is when I saw the bear scat and soon behind me bellowed a loud “huff” from something that sounded bigger than me signaling it didn’t want me to be in there sharing its lunch with it. I foolishly dropped my can of bear spray as I went to try to adorn it to whatever muscle I had left in my arm. In the process I ended up spraying a good burst into my face when that can hit the freshly devoured berries. I poured whatever was left of my bottled “spring” water (the water up there was the best I ever tasted) into my mouth and managed to survive with nothing more than a sour taste in my mouth. I was just a city boy and lucky at that. As I scurried back down to an elevation that was much more comfortable I realized I had never felt more alive. Though I knew I wasn’t even CLOSE to your treasure I had rarely been so proud. I accomplished something I never knew I had in me and would never have attempted if it wasn’t for your poem. Through researching your stories and following your tales I find myself a different person today because of you. I may have also picked up an associates degree or two along the way. 😉

    I am in the beginning of planning a trip to Wyoming. Not to search for the ground your treasure lived on for ten years but to search for another treasure. One found in the books and maps I pour over learning more about this beautiful western state. I await the many adventures in store as I continue to live out my own personal Chase.

    I want you to know there are thousands of people with stories like mine. You gave us the last part of your life and we are so much better people for it.

    Happy 90th birthday Forrest.
    *You are so much more than a mere footnote.

    Please excuse my punctuation and grammatical discourse.

  95. Happy Birthday, Mr. Fenn. Thank you for being here, and for continuing to shine (and share) your light of goodness, warmth, reason, and wisdom.

  96. Well, another birthday! That’s what my 7yr old Autistic grandson, Jesse said this morning!
    He is really excited that he shares a birthday with you!
    Since he was born, I’ve read him your books. It is our nightly ritual. He says, “When can I go play with Forrest?” He thinks you are the young boy in TTOTC, and I try to explain that you are a man. Lol…it makes me chuckle. He now reads at a 3rd grade level and amazes his teachers…all because of you!
    Because of you, I’ve had some great adventures (#83 BOTG), faced animals that made me change my drawers and discovered lots of friends and a few really special friends that I could call my soul sisters! Teaching Jesse about our wilderness world has filled my heart as I see him discover nature!
    I’ve been the healthy body that our invalid searchers needed and learned there are some crazy people out there!
    I still read your books to Jesse and sing your poem to him. That won’t stop, unless I do.
    I wish there were words that go above the boring “thank you” but I can’t figure one out. So I’ll leave it at that.
    You influenced 20% of my life with the Chase! That’s amazing!
    This is where I say “Happy Birthday”.
    Let’s hope we will be free to visit one day. I’m really eager to talk to Peggy about your shower!
    Donna McChesney

  97. Happy birthday Mr. Fenn. Your book TToTC has so many interesting and adventurous stories. I really enjoyed reading it and studying different aspects of the treasure hunt. Best wishes to you and your family. P.S. I am also a cancer survivor.

  98. Thanks for being the inspiration to get off my lazy butt and getting out to explore those magnificent Rocky Mountains! Happy Birthday!

  99. Happy 90th Birthday Forrest . I am so happy you saw that blaze… Thank you for sharing your journey and so much more. I found the PATH. Love and best wishes to you , and yours.
    Your friend – Diane M.

  100. if i were you i would go to the blaze and stand in that warm water again NAKED! just for something to do. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR THE BEST!

  101. Happy Birthday, Forrest. Wishing you well on your special day, and always. -Joe

    P.S. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all. The Chase may have come to an end, but its legacy will forever live on!

  102. Happy Birthday, Forrest!
    Best wishes to you and to your entire family!
    And thank you once again, from our search team, for an incredible adventure!
    “Have flashlight, will (still) travel”

  103. Happy 90th Birthday Forrest! And many more blessed years to come!
    I have loved the time in the beautiful mountains of Montana and the amazingly gorgeous YNP hiking with my daughters and enjoying the great outdoors! We have enjoyed our time together trying to solve the poem and enjoying the beauty of our state. Thank you for giving us an incentive to explore….some of the best times of our lives!
    For me it is still the Thrill of the Chase! I hope to be able to still get out & explore and try to solve the poem. God bless & take care!

  104. Maverick One,
    I hope you have the best birthday ever!!! May your day be full of warm regards and special moments left to time in secret with those whom you have closest. Give willy a scratch or two from me if you can. Best wishes!

    David L.

  105. Happy 90th Birthday Forrest … my gift to you is my all time favorite reading that appears below. I have turned to these words for many reasons … hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime. …….


    GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

    By Max Ehrmann © 1927

  106. Ninety is only 9 points in SCRABBLE! I hope you keep feeling age 13, and keep having wild adventures, too. I’m going to keep going into the mountains…Because I found the most amazing treasures there!

  107. Happy Birthday Forrest! Thank you for the adventure! And thank you for helping us hear the call of the Rocky Mountains! Hope your 90th birthday is a day filled with joy for you & your family!

  108. Happy Birthday Forrest…again. I hope you have a nice day with your family.

    I wanted to mention that my website failed and I have not been able to recover it yet. It was not intentional.

    I am working on a new song titled, Ode to Forrest Fenn, or Legend of Forrest Fenn or something like that. I have 2 lines so far.

    Legend of Forrest Fenn
    This is the story of Forrest Fenn,
    he hid a million dollars in mountains,
    North of Santa Fe.

    So I loaded my Explorer with my diggin tools,
    and headed down the road like a crazy fool.
    Lookin for a box of gold.

    Something like that…

  109. Have a great day on your Bday, Forrest. Don’t party too hard.. unless you want to.. Hah!

  110. Congratulation on your ninety decades aboard our beautiful spaceship called earth. As we each enjoy our orbit around the sun, we look with amazement above each night under the canopy of stars that you so eloquently spoke of. We wish you all the blessings of continued health and safety in the decade yet to come in the name of the Father and of his Son and of the HOLY GHOST, Amen.

  111. Happy Birthday Forrest!

    Your life and gifted words have inspired me and I am forever blessed by my years of searching and the true treasures received.

    “Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. My words echo thus, in your mind. But to what purpose. ” (T.S. Elliot)

    Your encouragement gave me the strength to open doors long closed tight, letting me in to my own rose garden.

    Thank you for being.
    Michael and Ivan Raymond
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

  112. Happy Birthday Forrest!
    I think, I was the guy, who called you once and asked you to run this treasure hunt. It was a personal wish since a long time.
    Sadly we never met in person so far because I life far away. I highly respect your great engagement and perfectly organized treasure hunt.
    I wish you the very best for your future and hope you will enjoy the nice summer.
    Yours sincerely

  113. Forrest,
    I turn to your page in my life often, it’s a favorite. I hope that your synergy exceeds your expectations. I pray that you have as many knots on your rope as you want. Have an awesome day, hopefully with family and properly masked friends. Ha. Take time to reflect on your good turns and I say let those candles burn, we need a little light in this world.
    Happy Birthday Forrest

  114. Happy 90th Birthday Forrest! Thank you for sharing your stories and enlightening my Son and I into many adventures. We always looked for the “pot of gold” and will continue to do so.

  115. Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for all the memories and lessons. May you live as long as you want, but never want as long as you live! Cheers.

  116. Happy Birthday Forrest, Wow, 90, hope all is well with you and yours. Be proud of your accomplishments. Enjoy your special day. Hope you get out fishing, at least for a bit.

  117. I wish you the most amazing birthday today Forrest! May all your dreams come true and continue to come true!

  118. Happy Birthday FF. Thank you for the fun of the Chase. My friend and I actually did make a trip to search a few years ago. It was a great trip. Week spent in West Yellowstone and the area. We focused in on Grebe Lake. I believed it was all tied into your bicycle trip with your friend (his last trip fishing) “not far but too far to walk”. The plans were to try again soon. At least until you said the treasure was found. My only wish would be to know where. I don’t need to know who. It would help to know where to correlate it to the Clues. I guess after 30 years of police/Det. work, it’s the investigative drive in me. It’s always been a relief to me to know the where, why, and how. I know the why and how. In the future, please post the where. I do not see how that would in any way identify the finder, but it sure would bring closure to me and I bet a whole lot of other searchers. Thanks again for the Chase. I believe it did what you wanted – to get a lot of people outside and back in touch with nature. I have always been a hunter, so I have always been a part of nature. But so many people do not take the time to see it or enjoy it. Happy Birthday again and I hope its a great one with many more to come, Tim

  119. Happy 90th Birthday Mr. Fenn,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    May your day be filled with love and laughter.
    Thank you sir for the trill of a lifetime.
    Thank you for your love which is better than wine.
    Mr. Fenn, again I say: Happy Birthday sir,
    With much love, Martha and Mary!

  120. Happy Berth-day Forrest!

    To joy, to peace, to beauty, to kindness, to love, to hope, to utter contentment… may these be your destinations.

    May each new adventure cause a twinkle in your eye and gaity on your lips.

    May your mode of transportation please your inner child.

    May you always have a soft place to land with good family and friends aplenty to make your heart sing.

    May you always have a good map to find your way.

    May the warm glow of Yahweh shine the light of illumination on your soul and allow you to see.

    And when you come home, and walk through that door, may your abode refresh you so you are ready for more!

  121. Happy Birthday Forrest, sending love from the whole family! Hope you kick back, relax and enjoy your day.

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