We have often said that we take anything Fenn has said after December 31, 2012 as tactical offensive counterintelligence. Technically, that leaves us only the fundamentals with which to work: the contents of “The Thrill of the Chase,” and anything we learn about Fenn before that date.
In “The Thrill of the Chase,” referring to where he hid the treasure, Fenn writes:
“It’s in the mountains somewhere north of Santa Fe.”
Here’s a hypothetical for you to consider.
Let’s say your best friend in Santa Fe called to chat. You discuss a number of things, and one of them was that he was going camping, and doing a little trout fishing, the coming weekend.
When you ask him where he was going, he says, “In the mountains North of Santa Fe.” You tell him you wished you were going with him, and eventually, you end the call.
The following week, you receive a call from your best friend’s spouse. She tells you that he hadn’t yet returned from his weekend outing, and that emergency responders were about to begin a search for him.
She tells you she needs your help, then she asks whether or not he had mentioned to you where he was going camping.
You respond by saying, “He told me he was headed into the mountains somewhere North of Santa Fe.”
She thanks you, and before she ends the call, you hear her shout to the emergency responders who are about to depart, “Look for him in Colorado, Wyoming or Montana!”
Yeah. Crazy, huh?