Looking at Forrest Fenn’s map in ‘Too Far To Walk’, you will notice lines of Magnetic Declination.
These lines are interesting because many searchers believe that they could be a clue.
In ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, the poem is preceded with the following preamble:
‘So I wrote a poem containing nine clues that if followed precisely, will lead to the end of my rainbow and the treasure:’
Check out the Magnetic Declination map here…
Look at the 9 line. Also change the date to when Forrest hid the treasure (Maybe 2009, 2010, 2011?).
It’s possible the nine clues is a reference to the 9 degree line at a particular year? Note that in the ‘Too Far to Walk’ Book, the map shows the 9 degree line, but it is over to the right.
You can see the map on Daal’s page here…