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    I don't have the book, and I haven't paid a lot of attention to the blogs and various utterances. If it interlaces with the poem, I'll definitely check into it.

    You made me late for work, thank you very much. More in the 'Scarlet Cloud.... 5 x 5'?

    I made the decision to tell my patients I was involved with a 'routine emergency' (that's from Caddyshack) as opposed to telling them I was trying to figure out what was in the THRONE room besides a king and queen....

    LOL.

    I found a HORNET who turned into a WASP that changed into a SWAP and PAWS.

    I saw that SWAP = SWITCH.
    I saw that PAWS = PAUSE = WAIT = WEIGHT.

    The S WITCH = south witch = GLINDA.
    The W EIGHT = L ATE = LATE.

    GLINDA + LATE = TILL AGENDA = FARM AGENDA = GROW LIVE STOCK.

    G ROW = 7 ROW = LINE 7. Referring to the poem: 'Not far, but too far to walk'. A reference to the film 'A Bridge Too Far'.
    LIVE = EVIL = Dr. Evil from the film 'Austin Powers'.
    STOCK = MARKET = WALL ST. The name of another film.

    Final answer THREE FILMS.

    Final final answer: CLUE is the first film. 'I have east and west correct': 'The Wizard of Oz' is film number 2. 'River' = 'A River Runs Through It'.

    Final final final answer: The Yellow Brick Road--better known as the Yellow Stone Road for our hunt--has a river running through it.

    It's definitely a final answer, something I'd seen several days ago, and this puzzle puts a huge smile on my face.

    By the way: I wish I had a video of my visit to the Natural Bridge. I actually made the hike and went to the top. I'm quite sure I appeared as an overweight mountain goat travelling back-and-forth on those switchbacks trying to make my way up that cliff.

    By the way #2: My partner told me about escape rooms a few weeks ago, and I travelled to Dallas to test it out before I took the office. I had 10 other friends. You're locked into a themed room filled with clues and locked items. The goal is to figure out all the clues and unlock the door before your 60 minutes is up. Our themed room was 'The Attic', and it contained a disembodied head in a crystal ball representing a dear departed relative. We had to find clues and speak to her spirit, and if we were correct, she would speak and give us the next clue. It included a 14-item scavenger hunt. When the items were placed in their correct order on a table, a series of lights were illuminated providing a combination for one of the many locks.

    We were in the Beginner room that has a 60 percent completion rate. Of course that means they have a 40 percent fail rate as well. LOL

    I'm proud to report we made it out of the room with 2 minutes 16 seconds left.

    I'm taking the office staff there tomorrow, and I'm going to try the next one up the ladder in terms of difficulty. I think its theme is international criminal.

    Keep thinking good thoughts,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post

    ...before your 60 minutes is up. Our themed room was 'The Attic',

    I'm proud to report we made it out of the room with 2 minutes 16 seconds left.

    excellent

    Doc,

    I can tell you that the 2 and 16th letter in the poem, are SE, same as in the blued are of the grid I posted earlier this morning. ( https://en.gravatar.com/userimage/61...3.jpg?size=200 )

    ( not to be read if pending late-for-work, etc.

    http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/...pswbiuxd27.jpg

    But, seriously, speaking of the ATTIC reminded me of this. There are 9 clues in the poem ... check out the letters that the 9 deg deviation line touches (or, nearly touches, avoiding the brown blurb that it blurs away from)

    http://www.benchmarkmaps.com/wp-cont...easure_Map.png

    ( The first four drop caps in the books are "A WIN". )

    Have a fun trip,
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    Free is the best deal!

    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    Poem, Verse 1, Line 3

    I CAN keep my secret where

    This is a nice set-up for numerical code.

    The letter count for the first two words are 1,3 and agree with the verse and line 1.3

    You may be aware that the poem was generated in response to Forrest's cancer experience


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    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    the above post is an example of numerical analysis, with the reverse twist.

    Here's a straightforward reverse encoding

    "the answers I alreadYKNOW
    i've done it tired and NOW i'm weak"

    The word in caps, reversed, is WONKY, which means TIRED

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    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    If it means anything to anyone I emailed Cliff Johnson about the FF treasure hunt (to see if he was involved) and his response is below


    Mike,


    Never heard of it. Alas.


    Cliff

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    So help me out here. Using these embedded clue type letter hints is WWWH the first clue or not?

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    MDC777, yes.

    The post I made several days ago leading to the Natural Bridge in Yellowstone is spot on, and it starts with WWWH.

    At the time I solved it, I didn't realize we would discover more than one location and that we would create a map.

    This first layer is the 'easy' one, as it were. It's extremely straightforward once you realize that 'warm water' and 'canyon' are just plays-on-words. This layer doesn't require the mental gymnastics the later levels of the puzzle present.

    Everything verifies itself. That's the real majesty of this puzzle. How the author managed to do this is beyond me.

    Look at a map of Yellowstone. Start at the end of Luke Rd as it intersects Entrance Rd, and follow it to Grand Loop going south using 'warm water' as 'Luke' and 'the canyon' as 'Grand'. From there, it's extremely straightforward and the clues just fall in place in the proper sequence.

    There's a video on youtube I found quite helpful in solving this stage of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuDgl0eaiPk
    Notice the 'Bear Attack' sign and the description of being at the north end of the parking lot.

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    I just spent a lot of brain cycles solving 'An Aloof Treasure'. Horrendously fiendish.

    I IT THREE
    YOU HAVE HIGHWAY HERE

    Is anybody out there seriously working on these puzzles? They're ridiculously good. Immensely satisfying.

    Ciphers make my brain hurt. I looked at the charts, but I didn't quite understand them. I haven't studied them in depth as yet.

    Doc

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    Here's another, reproduced from the ChaseChat - Forrest Fenn's Forum "Codes and Cyphers"

    on: January 24, 2015, 5:55 am

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    Do the words
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    "BEN FRANKLIN BI O3 JOURNEYMAN"
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    mean anything to anyone?
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    I don't think it is meant to be used as the BI = 2, and 03, and 23rd letter = "W". Recent post about Forrest's bio gave an idea.

    I found that in Benjamin Franklin's biography, the Chapter 3 is called "Journeyman".

    The 5 x 5 is interesting too - the letters on left are the same first letters of the lines
    And not only that, but the second column has the second letters ( "ENO / ONE" ) of those three poem lines (so the second column give "BY ONE"?).

    B.e.gin it where warm waters halt
    A.n.d take it in the canyon down
    N.o.t far but to far to walk

    The hidden words "FLORA" and "URN" may be suggestive of a graveyard, but not understanding the inverted cross shape.
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    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    NOOOOO! My poor brain explodeth already.

    And, of course, I'll tie the tourniquet to my arm and find the vein once again....

    Hallelujah!

    HOW in the name of God did I manage to overlook all of this for so long? And all the folks who claim they've been searching for FIVE YEARS?

    I would LOVE to know how many Google searches have occurred for 'home of Brown'.

    Hah!

    Folks, don't stop,

    Doc

    PS--I awoke this morning realizing there was at least a second message hiding in the previous 5 x 5: These first. Map is these: Two answers east and west.

    Which, of course, means 'those are last' as well.

    PPS--People don't realize what they're up against.

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