Book of Blazes – Tom Gregory

“It helps to know something about Rocky Mountain geography when making plans to search for my treasure. Rocking chair ideas can lead one to the first few clues, but a physical presence is needed to complete the solve. Google Earth cannot help with the last clue.” f

Jenny Kyle, Mysterious Writings February 4, 2018 on 6 questions with Forrest

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11 thoughts on “Book of Blazes – Tom Gregory

    • Sandy, this is almost the exact spot where I shot my latest youtube video from…..

      1600 views since November, not bad, but “winter thoughts” …Tom Terrific may be close to hundred thousand reads.

      When one reads about WWWH and uses a little Imagination and knowlege it borders at 32 degrees, BEGIN at freezing and get warmer, next Border has those itty biddy little lines at 37 degrees…are we gettin warmer yet?

      This marker was the TITLE Line of a lawsuit settling the 1868 dispute between Colorado and New Mexico, the number printed on this marker is 180 now divide it in half and we get 90, where have we heard that before? Mentioned 3 times or more in Thrill Book.


      • OH yeah, this Colorado border is exactly 90 miles in a tangent due north 360 or 0 degrees of Santa Fe, NM and the Garfield Memorial Tombstone marker is 90 miles north of the 8.25 miles ff marked, from the north boundary of Santa Fe City limits, at a 348 degree heading : NNW, how many days did ff spend in Vietnam? 348.


  1. Draw a straight line to Lander Wy from Santa Fe on Google Earth and it goes directly over this marker.


  2. I’ve used Benchmarks as my blaze in the past also! They are fun to find. Like a little treasure hunt in themselves!

  3. Good work! I have been here before. Don’t forget declination. Pilots fly by several methods of navigation and skills learned in SERE. Viet Nam fast-mover pilots had less technology than today. No GPS, no satellite bounce-back, no satcameras…The pilots I found were solid flyers and usually flew by the seat of their pants and terrain association…
    Mountain Men such as Colter and Bridger and early explorers used the star locations; basic compass headings; former indian hunting trails; game trails, preferring to utilize in hostile territory, choosing and following a natural line of drift (read that: No human trail nearby) which is usually a simple gradient and altitude gain which would not stress animals nor riders or hunters afoot…but give a good eye to being observed/ or to see others first. (something like an 80 year old man could do twice in one afternoon…:) Benchmarks are positive identifiers of boundaries and key terrain, you can shoot a direct bearing off them to the next pin, and it is dead on. George Washington and many of our pioneer military were surveyors before other professions. If you find a pin like these, take a few moments to reorient your map that you should be carrying, and look around you for confirmation, so you do not get lost in the complexity of the woods and terrain. Good Job! The search continues safely…
    Wambli Galeshka

  4. Why is 8.25 miles north of Santa Fe Important? Well if we expressed these numbers like riding a bicycle backwards, we get 285, that’s only important if you read the Highway that is near this marker, it is as direct a due north line as one can find, 90 miles as the Crow flies to the border from Santa Fe. See the postmark on page 51, Thrill of the Chase, it circles 141, subtract 51 from 141 and we get 90, Olgas Ashes, 90 miles as a crow flies, 45 up, 45 back. How many feet of water was Skippy drowned in ? 90 feet. I rest my case.


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