That was one of forrests comments from an interview within the last six months; I don’t have the exact quote reference.
That is, at least in my solve, correct....it isn't the same word, but each word is a synonym of the answer to the riddle: Begin it where warm waters halt and take it in the canyon down, not far, but too far to walk. That's the riddle in the poem.
Paddle: No paddle up your creek implies that you go upstream, BUT also that you still have a “boat” right? Boat Mountain is your boat that guides you up “your creek” which is the tail water of the Madison River below Hebgen Dam. Move up stream until you no longer have a view of Boat Mt. (I.e. the backwards bicycle theory”). Boat=Blaze and it will be concealed when you get to a certain point up the Madison...near the old spillway.
Forrest has made many references to Errol Flynn over the years. Errol Flynn did a recording of The Three Musketeers.
Forrest may have considered himself one of the three musketeers with his siblings or with Skippy and Donnie. The 3 Baby Ruth candy bar references also come into play, indicating he meant 3 Musketeers bar.
The riddle in the poem, I think, is "So hear me all and listen good".
If you consider All to be a subject you are speaking to. Hear me, All and listen good, All. The following unspoken part would be, All, for one, and one for, All. This could translate to All, 41 and 14 All, or 55, All. This number has been referenced many times by Forrest in many hints, and even became the price of his book.
55 is a very important part of the solution to the poem.