Cave is a Grave

I sure don’t know where the Fenn treasure is hidden…

But we do know that it is supposed to be in the place where he planned to leave his corpse.

It’s hard to believe anyone would leave their corpse out in the open where floods, storms, and other natural occurrences would destroy your body.

It seems – SEEMS – more likely that a person would choose to die & leave their body in place like a cave. Yes, all of the animals would still be able to get to your body if you didn’t block the entrance. Maybe if you really did all this planning you would block the entrance. I don’t know why you wouldn’t.

The main point is that I would personally be shocked if the treasure is just out in the open or under a tree branch or something

Think where people would choose to be buried

Cooper’s El Vado Ranch on the Chama River

Forrest Fenn once stated something to the effect that if you could deduce The Home of Brown, you would walk right to the treasure.

We’ve tried pretty hard to figure out the ‘home of brown.’

We all know that Forrest Fenn is a fan of fishing for trout. Of course some fish are called brown trout. What if “brown” was the name of a specific trout – like a brown trout – that held a record for size?

The largest brown trout caught in New Mexico was caught at Cooper’s El Vado Ranch. It is stuffed and on display there.

If that is the home of brown in question, one might think the swinging bridge that runs over the Chama River on the property could be the notorious “no place for the meek.” You might “put in” the river by launching a boat. You might follow the many, many twists and turns of the river from there and feel like the end is ever nigh.

Although I have been to Cooper’s El Vado Ranch, I didn’t launch a boat in the river and go downstream. If you ever try this route, let me know how it goes. Especially if you find the treasure!!!

Additional Clues

Forrest Fenn has established a few clues that were not found in the poem or the book “The Thrill of the Chase.”

– The treasure is at least 8.25 miles north of Santa Fe, NM.
– The treasure is not associated with a building or structure. Somehow I took this to mean the home of Brown is not a building or structure but I may have taken this clue too far
– The treasure is not in a cemetery
– The treasure is more than 7500 feet above sea level
– The treasure is in either NM, CO, WY, or MT – specifically in the regions depicted in the official map

My understanding is that the treasure is not buried under ground – it is supposed to be exposed to snow and rain. I’m not 100% clear on this.

There you go…