This is the seventh month of the GeoStash contest, and we have received some great stories from GeoStash contest participants out on the trail. From those readers who have been unable to get out on the trail, we've also been hearing that they are having a great time with their families looking for the coordinates hidden in the magazine.
Jeff Law and Ron Williams of San Diego, CaliforniaMarker #2Douglas Horne and sons of Hurricane, UtahMarker #3Marc and Marvin White of Topeka, Kansas Marker #4John DiFillippo of Middleport, PennsylvaniaMarker #5Jack Van Schenk and Tim Hawkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma
The prize for May '06 is a gift certificate for four Nitro or Hydro shocks from Skyjacker (www.skyjacker.com).
Starting this month, I'm going to start listing the locations and page numbers where the coordinates had been hidden in the previous months' issues.
November 2005 Page 74. 116 52.569W - Speaker hole, upper righthand corner of page.Page 86. 34 18.253N - Under "Toyota 8-inch," below "Available gearsets."
December 2005Page 84. 37 00.013N - Located on the spray can, upper righthand corner.113 17.917W - This coordinate was listed on GeoStash webpage.
January 2006 Page 6. 096 44.406W - Located in the cover photo, Table of Contents.Page 66. 39 24.052N - Bottom of page, in the black border.
February 2006 Page 46. 076 04.210W - Upper right of the page, corner photo.Page 60. 40 54.415N - Lower righthand photo, lower portion of the hood.
March 2006 Page 14. 34 06.172N - Located after the contact info for Currie Enterprises.Page 86. 106 49.198W - Located in the photography credit, top of page.
The launch of the GeoStash contest started with the Nov. '05 issue (Vol. 21, No. 11). For those of you picking this magazine up for the first time, hidden somewhere in these pages are two GPS coordinates (lat./lon.). The coordinates will not be hidden in the magazine's advertisements. Once you find the coordinates in these pages, they will pinpoint a location somewhere in the continental U.S. 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. Attached to the marker is a disposable camera; take a photo of yourself at the location of the marker and send it to me, although I would really prefer a digital image if you have the capability.
It is very important that you check our website's GeoStash page (www.4wdandsportutility.com) before you run off hunting for the marker. I can't stress this enough. The webpage 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 also find important clues about the coordinates hidden in the magazine. Keep in mind that some of the trail adventure articles and tech reviews in the magazine contain lat./lon. coordinates which may or may not be part of the GeoStash contest. The GeoStash page on our website will tell you which coordinates are not part of the contest.