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  • I think that there isnt anything related to distances within the poem as it is written.
    Last edited by Deeepthkr; 02-14-2018, 04:06 AM.

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    • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

      Hi SG,
      What I meant by 'self-explanatory' was that it should be obvious that we need to get there by some mode of transportation other than walking.
      But, I'm glad you asked the question.
      Remember how we were teased with fence posts, telephone poles, chains, links, etc ?
      (Seems like I recall reading that F wasn't the one who actually posted that but, it also seems that he later utilized it with the 8.25 miles north of SF ?)
      Maybe locolobo will see this and set the record straight.

      Well, that got me to thinking about archaic units of measurement.
      That's what actually caused me to stumble upon the 'league' as a possibility of explaining the three miles I've mentioned above.

      The phrase 'too far to walk' seems rather odd to me.
      I mean, it may be too far for him to walk but, who's to say it's too far for someone else to walk ?
      Keep in mind that he's told us of how he walked 90+ miles.

      Now, I don't believe great distances are involved from the starting point to the spot of the TC.
      Also, keep in mind that his answer to K was something like "if you're walking long distances, you're walking too far".
      You can see how clever that answer was.

      So, when he says 'too far to walk' then it would seem to me that there has to be something we can use as a standard to measure that with.
      Otherwise, how are we ever to figure out the distance that equates to 'too far to walk'?

      So, I think that the distance that 'too far to walk' refers to, is just a bit more than three miles.
      Having translated 'put in' to a distance of three miles, as I showed above, obligated me to see if I could find support for it somewhere else in the poem, preferably in close proximity to 'put in'.

      I was pleased when I found that a 'league' had its origins based on how far an average person could walk in an hour.
      Which was accepted as right around three miles. (EDIT : anything farther than that, would be 'too far to walk' in an hour's time.)

      So, with those archaic units of measurement in mind, I suspected I might be seeing the same thing here, and by saying 'too far to walk' he was actually using some archaic measurement as a standard .

      I also played with 'country mile' and 'far piece' before settling on league.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_(unit)
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      Again, simply observations on my part.

      I settled on a search area before I ever started with word-substitution, using only the poem.
      This was not used to help me find my area.

      But now, it matches it precisely.

      What do you mean by modes of transportation. Isn’t your feet a mode?

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      • Too far to walk is 10' above your head. It's any distance along the nth dimension for a n-1 being. It's the distance from the end to the beginning of a metaphor. It's the space between colors of the rainbow.
        "I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately." ~ Mark Twain

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        • Parkfamily

          "What do you mean by modes of transportation. Isn’t your feet a mode? "
          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          Umm, yea, that's why I said "...
          some mode of transportation other than walking."


          I can now see how that could be read two ways so, what I meant was ... walking is a mode of transportation, but since it's too far to walk, we need to use a different mode of transportation to get there.
          Sorry for the confusion.




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          • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

            Hi SG,
            .
            Remember how we were teased with fence posts, telephone poles, chains, links, etc ?
            (Seems like I recall reading that F wasn't the one who actually posted that but, it also seems that he later utilized it with the 8.25 miles north of SF ?)
            Maybe locolobo will see this and set the record straight.
            per Dal, he verified w/ fenn that he indeed was/is Forrwst Fenn, and did make that post on Saunier's blog.

            "Yes that’s Forrest’s Note- I personally checked with Forrest to make sure. He has also given that lecture on chains and links to me while I was sitting in his office."
            http://dalneitzel.com/2013/03/01/tip.../#comment-2327



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            • *
              If you find the treasure many of your worries will doze off into the sunset. f
              http://mysteriouswritings.com/weekly...ber-23rd-2016/
              ================================================== ====================

              Look quickly down, your quest to cease ...
              Look quickly down.
              Look quickly.

              Rapid Eye Movement.
              https://www.powerthesaurus.org/rapid...vement/broader

              slumber
              https://www.powerthesaurus.org/slumber/synonyms
              doze off
              tarry
              halt
              dead
              fatigue
              hide
              log
              oxygen deprivation
              tiredness
              weariness
              cease
              descend
              end
              take in
              wink
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              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfyng5OHEOE

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              • Originally posted by locolobo View Post

                per Dal, he verified w/ fenn that he indeed was/is Forrwst Fenn, and did make that post on Saunier's blog.

                "Yes that’s Forrest’s Note- I personally checked with Forrest to make sure. He has also given that lecture on chains and links to me while I was sitting in his office."
                http://dalneitzel.com/2013/03/01/tip.../#comment-2327


                Much obliged loco.
                I figgered if anyone around here had the skinny on it, it'd be you !

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                • Descend is good

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                  • Originally posted by Indy View Post
                    I've never seen where Forrest said "only the shadow knows." Scrapbook 94 was about a poem from a searcher. The actual quote from Forrest is "Only the phantom knows" This misquote comes up every year and people replace Phantom with Shadow.
                    Just to clarify for some who may not be on the same page, the original reference is to the the popular fictional character The Shadow. The radio program frequently reminded its listeners, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
                    "I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately." ~ Mark Twain

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                    • I made two trips from my car to the hiding place and it was done in one afternoon.f
                      http://mysteriouswritings.com/questi...enn-archive-1/
                      blaze = afternoon
                      https://www.powerthesaurus.org/blaze/related

                      afternoon = salutation, word of farewell
                      https://www.powerthesaurus.org/afternoon/broader
                      go in peace.
                      ==========================

                      Blaze
                      is a
                      femininegiven namehttps://www.powerthesaurus.org/blaze/define

                      stutter = muck up
                      stutter = keep secret
                      stutter = blow hot and cold (sounds like warm, to me)
                      stutter = halt
                      stutter = speech impediment
                      see post #31 in this thread.

                      blow hot and cold = quibble, and prevaricate
                      http://mysteriouswritings.com/featur...prevaricating/

                      prevarication and quibble = double meaning
                      https://www.powerthesaurus.org/double_meaning

                      If you've been wise and found the play on words ...
                      ======================================

                      "Oh, I don't mean he was funny because ... but funny because ..."
                      "He even had a sister like mine, the guy in the story I mean, not JD."
                      "... and he was in trouble most of the time, the pick pocket guy I mean."
                      "No, Miss Ford, I was awake."
                      "No, Miss Ford, my eyes were open; it was just my eyelids that were closed."
                      "What I said was 'my father says you're an old bat.' "
                      "It killed me for sure, getting fired I mean ..."
                      "...when the owner gave Frosty an inch he thought he'd become a ruler, Frosty I mean."

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                      • Untipped waiter and paper boy. Paper boy is a logger and untipped means still balanced/standing. Waiter is one who waits or is it weighs, one who weighs, balanced, untipped balancer. Golf tee and flask

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                        • The only things I see there, that are remotely related to my solve, would be weights and balances.

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                          • antigroove
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                            Time weights for no one.

                        • A parking lot is a car stall.
                          A stable for cars.
                          A stall.

                          The only way I see the 'final clue' in the foreword being helpful, is to someone who has deciphered the last clue correctly.
                          And without having figured out all of the preceding clues correctly, I don't see how it would be helpful at all.
                          Most likely, the final clue cannot be figured out correctly unless you are in the correct location.

                          "Google Earth cannot help with the last clue", seems to indicate that confidence of the last clue must be reached through other means.
                          Parking lots can be seen with GE.

                          In my opinion, the correct interpretation of the last clue will only come through 'a comprehensive knowledge of geography'.
                          First, you have to be in the correct area.
                          Then, you have to know what you are looking at.

                          That's why some have 'solved' the first two clues but didn't know it.
                          They didn't KNOW what they were looking at, and that is also why they went right on past the remainder of the clues.
                          ================================================== =====================================

                          Sidney Deane
                          : [
                          to Billy
                          ] Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him.
                          (White Men Can't Jump)

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                          • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                            The only things I see there, that are remotely related to my solve, would be weights and balances.
                            Agreed, just didn't want to expand ON it.

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                            • Weigh to jeopardize

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