Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
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Forrest Fenn, 82, believes too many Americans spend their free time watching TV or playing video games. He hopes the bounty he hid — a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds, among other gems — will prompt some to explore the outdoors. “Get your kids out in the countryside, take them fishing and get them away from their little hand-held machines,” he told TODAY.
Fenn hid the chest in a secret spot three years ago with two goals in mind: Getting people to fall in love with America’s scenic trails and passing on what he calls the “thrill of the chase,” something he has experienced over more than seven decades of hunting for rare objects.
“The Thrill of the Chase” is also the title of Fenn’s self-published autobiography, which contains an unusual map to the treasure, a poem with 9 clues in it. “Begin it where warm waters halt, and take it in the canyon down, not far, but too far to walk,”
The chest, weighing in at over 40 pounds, constructed in the 13th Century, contains items Fenn has accumulated over more than seven decades.
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This afternoon’s commute may get a little dicey as the rain will move in about lunchtime and then turn to snow later in the afternoon. Much of the northern part of the state could get a significant amount of snow.
Wind will also be a factor.
As always, be prepared and check nmroads.com before you head out.
Here’s the local forecast from the National Weather Service
Today: Scattered rain showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight: A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Tuesday: A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
ALBUQUERQUE — Northern and central parts of New Mexico have been struck by an arctic front, bringing in heavy snow and causing road closures.
The Department of Transportation reported heavy snow around Chama and Tierra Amarilla on Sunday. Officials say heavy snow along Interstate 25 from Glorieta Pass to the Colorado border also forced some motorists off the road. Santa Fe officials reported multiple accidents on Interstate 25 and that part of the interstate was closed due to bad weather.
The National Weather Service reports a winter storm warning remains in effect for parts of New Mexico until early Monday.