I've been reading about WWWH on the other sites and how people are interpreting Forrest's answer. Here is the perfect example....
There are a few words in the poem that are not useful in finding the treasure Phil, but it is risky to discount any of them. You over simplify the clues. There are many places in the Rocky Mountains where warm waters halt, and nearly all of them are north of Santa Fe. Look at the big picture, there are no short cuts. f (2014 Questions with Forrest)
Most are looking for what is north of Santa Fe yet not south. Forrest mentioned(at one time) the backwards bicycle. Try using that here. Instead of looking at the WWWH...try looking at the Rocky Mountains. There are many places in the Rocky Mountains WWWH, and nearly all of them are north of Santa Fe. Why? Because nearly all of the Rocky Mountains are NORTH of Santa Fe. Once you understand that, perhaps you can look at the bigger picture. Just something to ponder.
Apologize for not getting back sooner Jenny. I work at a Army plant and they monitor every website we go to. Wouldn't be good to be browsing this stuff at work
No mam, I'm not a CD supporter. What I mean by the post is people are looking for specifics when you need to look in generalities (IMO). Nearly all are north because nearly all of the rockies are north. I think that's why he mentioned the "big picture"
Very interesting way of thinking. With that in mind, WWWH could be something extremely common (like a river) and the clues that follow help us narrow down the correct one to "begin it" at. Remember Forrest's quote about needing all the ingredients to bake a cake? He was responding to a question about if the WWWH clue could be determined by itself without the rest of the poem.
I would still just love to know if all of the clues reside within the "treasure states". It's true that technically, only a tiny sliver of the southern rocky mountains are south of santa fe (Pecos National Park?)...and even that may be arguable - although probably not if you look at the maps...on the west, I think the boundary is Bandelier - which is technically, slightly, north of Santa Fe - and which I believe FF said was in play because of that.
I still have a very strong leaning toward the middle rocky mountains - partly due to "me in the middle" - but also because, if you look at the HD pics Toby took of the postmarks, one of them has an image nearly identical to the middle rocky mountains physiographic map in it.
I'll try to find it and post links and you can tell me what you think.
Looking again, this could be confirmation bias - but I drew the image from that blurred date before I ever saw the map of the middle rockies and when I first saw the map, I thought - wow - that looks close....you tell me.