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Forrest Fenn's Treasure Hunting Maps

By Hunting GPS Maps 2 years ago 1215 Views 21 comments

I followed Mr. Fenn's clues and made it all the way to the blaze that Forrest mentions in his poem. I believe the blaze should be carved into a tree similarly to the way Forrest has blazed the trees in his back yard (see Dal's blog). I looked and looked for the treasure but couldn't find it. I used the Hunting GPS Map chip to follow the clues and locate areas of public land where Forrest may have hidden the treasure. Knowing where the public land boundaries were in the canyon helped me avoid trespassing and find the blaze in less than 4 hours of searching. Any of the state maps on this website would be beneficial to your hunt, whether it be New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado; but I would recommend using either HUNT-Idaho, HUNT-Montana, or HUNT-Wyoming. Forrest is quite the riddler.

Do you treasure hunters know why Forrest would use any of the markings seen here? What would 'I D' mean? How would a chip from Hunting GPS Maps make your treasure hunting better?

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Michael 2 years ago at 10:44
What are the coordinates of this tree? I think I saw something simular in a different location..
Eric 2 years ago at 10:46
Michael,

Let us know the coordinates of your tree and we'll tell you if they are the same or not.
Michael 2 years ago at 13:39
44°39'25.46- 111°04'04.67 in this area.. atleast give me yours.
Michael 2 years ago at 13:47
Take a look and let em know what you think. I have been looking all last summer and my wife really think I have lost it to some degree. I am also looking in another spot but havent seen any signs like this there. Thanks again for the post I am glad to see someone else is atleast finding simular items as me. email em anytime.
Michael 2 years ago at 08:28
Hi Eric well I was wondering about the post. I havent heard back so not sure what to think.
Eric 2 years ago at 12:44
Michael,

That isn't the same location we were looking. Thanks for sharing though. We're glad to see people excited to get out and explore. Keep it up!
Michael 2 years ago at 14:01
Can you email me the device you are using including the chip for your GPS
Jason 2 years ago at 10:46
Hey guys, good luck and make sure you share the wealth. (With me) ahahahaa.
mary 2 years ago at 19:13
Eric, I think you are a trader. Give up your coordinates.
Elizabeth Schultze 2 years ago at 14:39
Can the maps be downloaded onto a PC rather than a garmin? Also, are maps available for NM which include private ownership information?

thanks so much!
Matt Seidel 2 years ago at 08:26
The map can be downloaded onto a PC/Mac or your Garmin. We have several options on our website. You can get a preloaded SD chip that you can plug into your GPS and Computer. You can get our full download which allows you to download the map to your computer and GPS. Or you can get the computer download which just lets you download the map to your computer. We do have a NM map with all public/private lands for the entire state. We have land owner names in these counties: Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Debaca, Dona Ana, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Valencia
Pete 2 years ago at 13:27
I have a challenge on my blog to get the coordinates to a cottonwood tree with a different blazes. I think this tree is the one we are looking for but it will take some fishing around to get it. It is a stay at home chase. Take a look if you like. http://captpappy.wordpress.com/
Pete 2 years ago at 16:01
"I said in my book that the solution will be difficult but not impossible. If it was easy anyone could do it. Whoever finds the treasure will mostly earn it with their imagination. I have done only a few things in my life that were truly planned. Hiding the treasure chest is one of them. And at the end, the one who finds the gold will not feel lucky, but instead, will ask himself, “what took me so long?” These last words fell out of my own mouth when I looked to the blaze of cottonwoods in the valley. I knew it was just too easy, just follow verse 2-4-6 of Fenn's poem and there it is. I went there alone and the wood held the the tree where the chest had been in the wood.
Theres alot of info out there its easy to be misled read carefully. If I wanted people misled to mislead someone I would tell the truth with a paragraph or two and let the commenters do the rest. The quote is from Forrest Fenn. Check out where the Yellowstone in the Lamar Valley. Or comment and give us Chasers a clue.
Judy 2 years ago at 09:40
What makes you think the blaze is a carving on a tree? I have researched many possibilities including the blazes restaurant etc. can you find a marking on a tree and how many trees may be marked? Please help me understand.. Thanks, Judy
Eric 2 years ago at 08:31
I think the blaze is a tree because Forrest has trees in his back yard carved with his initials 'FF'. See Dal's blog. Forrest randomly sent pictures of these trees in his backyard to Dal back in March.
Lil Bit 2 years ago at 16:35
So why is F FENN helping his pal Dal and no everyone else? Seems a bit "personal" don't ya think...as in NOT fair. Why should we all go hunting when one man is getting the "inside goods' so to speak.

David K 2 years ago at 14:52
I have had several emails with Forrest Fenn and have been fortunate enough to trade him some of 'my' treasure to clarify information. In one of his emails he asked how I could know where the XXXXXXX was if I didn't go there and look. Now this word "XXXXXXX" to the best my knowledge has never been used by Mr. Fenn. It is a descriptive word and best I can tell, it says where to look when in the area. It is absolutely a clue if you ask me.

I live far from the mountains and it is costly for me to travel from Illinois, but I am still chasing the treasure. I'm willing to give this clue to the highest bidder, only to fund our next trip to the mountains.

I can assure you that the emails are legitimate and I can even prove it to you by showing a UPS reciept for items I sent to him, including his response. He says in the email that I am a man of my word.

The bidding just started at $350, but only one bid so far. If you are not interested, please go in peace and don't criticize me. But with the dozens and dozens of hours and nights I've put into this chase, and new words directly from Forrest himself, I do think it is worth several hundred dollars to someone. I am considering it a wonderful clue, but still need to solve other parts before I use it. I will absolutely look for the XXXXXXXX when I am on my chosen site.

If interested, please email me dkoldoff@jjbenes.com
With that said, maybe the agreement can include half of the treasure if YOU find it before I do. (or at least a large nugget or two) (I hate to think someone else finds it based on my clue! :) Have a great day! 9-17-13
Toby Younis 2 years ago at 01:37
You can purchase the NM Hunting Map at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Albuquerque. They're on a Mini SD chip that fits into your Magellan or Garmin portable GPS Tracker.
David Stanforth 2 years ago at 23:35
I know what the tree says. I read the tree and laughed. its actually kind of funny. I'm sure you wont give up the location of the tree so I'll keep Forrest's joke or whoever blazed the tree's joke to myself. if you figure it out I hope you find the humor in it.
shawn 1 years ago at 23:17
you guys need to not share info with anyone.. theres a reason treasure guns an death have always been linked.. but anyway i have 3 to 4 good ideas where it may be and am planing a trip this oct out west to look ill be out that way for 2weeks.. if interested i may link up with one maybe two persons if theyd like to help.. one thing id like to say is that dbl eagle coins are illegal so u cannot let the goverment or anyone know if you found the treasure.. some one may have already found it, if they were smart they wouldnt speak of it..
scott 1 years ago at 20:34
Guys,

The blaze isn't going to be on any tree or anything that can easily be destroyed, eroded, removed, etc. Forrest said it can still be found 1000 years from now. A blaze on a tree, or the tree for that matter, won't make it that long.

Scott