TOUGH GUYS 2021
TREASURE HUNT - Part 1 & Part 2
The 1732 Herman Moll Map of the West Indies is a large and detailed map that is difficult to read. It is part of what makes the Treasure Hunt such a great challenge. However, printers can increase the difficulty to the point of frustration.
Downloading a high resolution pdf of the map may help:
TREASURE HUNT - Part 1
Pirate Pete's Journey is hard to understand. Many people can't find the second clue. They ask, "Where is Lake de l'Ascension? Can you help me with any other clues?"
Here's some help:
MASTERMIND OUTPOST ADVENTURE - Builder Section
TREASURE HUNT - Part 2
Pirate Pete's poem tells where he hid his treasure. But the poem, in itself, doesn't have enough information to identify any location. It needs the right map to make it understandable. However, this still isn't enough.
Good clues are not given in their natural order. No one is going to tell you to do step 1, then step 2, then step 3. They are going to put step 1 at the bottom of the clues, step 2 somewhere in the middle, steps 4 to 6, somewhere else as distractions, and step 3 where you don't expect it.
This is confusing, so the real question in deciphering a puzzle is determining what you know and in figuring out what you need to find out. Ask yourself...
Pirate Pete's Poem relates to the 1732 Herman Moll Map of the West Indies. Rather than creating a map that easily be lost, he used one that was printed by the thousands. All he needed was an easily memorized poem that used map details to tell him where he left the treasure. Of course, he'd recognize features because he has seen them before. Being uninformed, it will take you more time to find the treasure, but once you do, you will recognize the location almost immediately.