In 2010 former Santa Fe art gallery owner Forrest Fenn published his Memoirs in a book that contained a cryptic poem, that if deciphered correctly could lead a person to a treasure chest filled with gold nuggets, coins, and gems worth over a million dollars. Fenn says he hid the bronze chest full of loot somewhere in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe in 2009 or 2010, and Cynthia has been searching in northern New Mexico for the elusive trove since January of 2013.
This book contains some of Cynthia's favorite Fenn treasure search stories punctuated with color photos so the reader can vicariously join her and her Weimaraner dogs Emma and Molly as they travel from their home in Rio Rancho, NM to places like the Rio Grande Gorge, the Jemez Mountains, Taos, and the sleepy old-Western ski town of Red River. In addition, for the reader who may be interested in solving the poem and putting his or her own boots-on-the ground to search for the treasure chest, this book can be used as a guide to get a new searcher started.
Included are four pages of Forrest Fenn quotes that may help decipher the poem. Fenn's cryptic poem is included, as well as a page of criteria that Forrest has stated publicly over the last 7 years. There are several pieces of advice from Forrest to Cynthia the author as well.
Included is a chapter dedicated to the Charmay Incident that occurred on various blogs in the fall of 2015 after Charmay (Fenn's publishing partner) told Cynthia at the La Fonda Book Signing "where Forrest said he wanted to die." Included is the rebuttal letter written by Cynthia and Forrest to appease the conspiracy theorists, but was never published, until now.
There are several pages dedicated to what the blog readers have coined "Rabbit Holes", as well as a few snapshots of Forrest in his home with the author and friends.
And lastly, strewn throughout the book are the author's interpretation of which lines in the poem are the NINE CLUES.