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  • Wheels within wheels, Clues within clues

    Are there clues within clues?
    Are some of the clues physically within other clues?
    Is the topographical map you choose actually a clue all by itself?
    goodness gracious now my head hurts

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    Are you a gearhead too?
    Yes everything comes around, grab at every turn.
    Physically we are within our known limits.
    Believe there are words within words, pictures within pictures and visions within landscapes.
    Or could be just an abundant imagination?

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    Miles up in the air he flew, He just murmured, Toodle-oo!
    Righty-O!

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    • #3
      Let's face it.
      It is what it is.
      Putting too much pressure on "it," is not good.
      So quit stressing, I think it helps.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by willynilly
        You just need the right ingredients
        to make a good mask.
        https://youtu.be/8Bn4BAlp8NQ

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        • #5
          Originally posted by larsonist View Post
          Are there clues within clues?
          Are some of the clues physically within other clues?
          Is the topographical map you choose actually a clue all by itself?
          goodness gracious now my head hurts
          Did you receive the answers you seek?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by larsonist View Post
            Are there clues within clues?
            Are some of the clues physically within other clues?
            Is the topographical map you choose actually a clue all by itself?
            goodness gracious now my head hurts

            I don't think there are clues within clues, but I'm sure there are details that are not in the poem, but the poem gives clues about "where", "when" and "how" to find them. IMO

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OH!!
              When Forrest made the statement of: Excellent research materials are Google Earth and/or a good map. f, he meant it.
              Excellent = Very good, of the highest quality
              Good = Having the normally expected amount. In good standing.
              Maps are only good, while Google Earth is excellent according to his statement.
              GE is nice to have BUT a good map is essential.
              A good map will come with the clues already plotted. It takes some wisdom to pick the right map.
              You can bet that long before he thought of hiding a treasure THE MAP had been his guide to new territory.

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              • #8
                The clues are inside the poem that you marry to a map. They are not on the map, you find the compatible & similar that is in the poem and add them to a map.
                Marry = Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
                Forrest tells us of an excellent map to use.
                That's not the way it happens.
                No one 'makes' their own treasure map out of thin air.
                Do you think Forrest invented his own special map for the poem? No way.
                He owned hundreds of maps. Remember his huge map sale that Cowlazars supervised? Tons of topo maps----just topo maps.
                He took an existing topo map of the area he was to hide the chest in and invented new names to fit existing locations on the map.
                Those new names are the poem's clues.

                Here's how it works: for us searchers: you buy/download topo maps that you feel might satisfy the clues in the poem.
                If a named location on the map seems to match your deciphered clue in the poem then you circle that location.
                One by one, back and forth between the poem and the map you construct a path that seems to match the trail to the treasure.
                If the poem clues and the topo map fail to coincide then you toss that map and try a new one.
                That's how your treasure map is constructed. No botg trip should ever occur until you've constructed this kind of map.
                Last edited by larsonist; 02-09-2020, 11:21 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by larsonist View Post

                  GE is nice to have BUT a good map is essential.
                  A good map will come with the clues already plotted. It takes some wisdom to pick the right map.
                  You can bet that long before he thought of hiding a treasure THE MAP had been his guide to new territory.
                  True, but if I were ever to write the solve/retrieval book from my point of view, there'd be some talk of how this all falls together when the right box of tricks starts being juggled and fitted. The good map thing- I think I could one day describe what's going on with that hint.
                  Questing song:
                  The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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                  • #10
                    Did it ever occur to y'all that a map of Paris might be (a little bit) helpful?

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                    • #11
                      There is also this...

                      ”C’mon now agent 777, a map is a map. The more detailed maps are most useful if you have the right map...”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
                        Did it ever occur to y'all that a map of Paris might be (a little bit) helpful?
                        A map of Paris might be useful to some poor lost tourists but what good would it be to us treasure hunters? I'm stumped, and I'd never contemplate buying such a map---not in a Fenn's age.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
                          Did it ever occur to y'all that a map of Paris might be (a little bit) helpful?
                          Wee.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
                            Did it ever occur to y'all that a map of Paris might be (a little bit) helpful?
                            That's not the correct Washington connection.
                            Questing song:
                            The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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                            • #15
                              Has anyone here on THOR actually purchased / downloaded a topographic map to aid them in the search?
                              To me, the very act of procuring a topo map elevates a searcher from newbie status to serious searcher.
                              Even google maps are not nearly as useful as topos.

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