A very enthusiastic Jeff Law of San Diego, California, has found November's GeoStash marker and won. My plan worked - Jeff used GeoStash as an excuse to get out of his office, escape the daily grind, and go out on the trail. He was well rewarded by winning some very cool Road Armor bumpers. When I received his call, he was very excited and proceeded to tell me that he had a great time searching for the marker. Jeff had mentioned several times how beautiful it was in Holcomb Valley, a location just a few miles or so north of Big Bear Lake, California, where I had hidden the first marker. Jeff used a Garmin Map 76 to locate the hiding spot.
As for the prize, Road Armor is a leading manufacturer in the aftermarket industry. It produce high-quality bumpers with a lifetime warranty for Jeep, Ford, Dodge, Hummer, Chevy/GMC, and Toyota. For more information about its products, visit www.roadarmor.com.
We are into the third month of the GeoStash contest, which was launched in the Nov. '05 issue (Vol 21, No. 11). For those of you picking this magazine up for the first time, hidden somewhere in the pages are two GPS coordinates (latitude/longitude). The coordinates will not be hidden in the magazines ads. They will pinpoint a location somewhere in the continental United States. Hidden at that location is a laser-cut steel plate (marker). When the marker is found and redeemed with me, the lucky contestant will win a very cool prize donated by one of our advertisers.
It is very important that you check our Web site's GeoStash page (www.4wdandsportutility.com) before you run off hunting for the marker. The Web page is updated almost daily regarding the status of each month's marker. It also contains the full rules and regulations of the contest. On this page you will find important clues about the coordinates hidden in the magazine. Many of the trail adventure articles in the magazine contain latitude/longitude coordinates; they may or may not be part of the GeoStash contest. The GeoStash page on our Web site will tell you which coordinates are not part of the contest.
The GeoStash prize for the Jan. '06 issue (Vol. 22, No. 01) of 4WD&SU is a Rock Attack front bumper from DPG Off-Road. For more information on this bumper, visit the company's Web site at: www.dpgoffroad.com.