Giving It All Away For Adventure
This is the ninth month of the GeoStash contest, and I have to tell you that the staff members here at 4 WHEEL DRIVE & SPORT UTILITY MAGAZINE are thoroughly enjoying the positive feedback we are receiving about the contest. Enthusiasts and their families are having a great time looking for the coordinates in the magazine and the markers out on the trail.
Our most recent winner is Michael Palmer of Biloxi, Mississippi. He found the April '06 marker and has won an axle truss kit from Blue Torch Fabworks of Dothan, Alabama.Michael gives us his story:"When I initially started my search, I was a bit worried. I wasn't sure which way to go because I didn't know the area. On the north side of the creek, I kept running into no trespassing signs, so I decided to go back to the south side of the creek and go in somewhere off Water Works Road. I have a stock '95 Wrangler, so I wasn't sure how far I would be able to venture down some of those trails. Not knowing the area too well, I found the nearest spot and walked almost a half-mile the rest of the way. I basically just went off through the brush and pushed my way through.
When I finally got to the area, I saw the driving trail that was used to place the marker. I got as close to the actual location as my GPS would show me, then I just stood and looked around me for a minute. I glanced off to my left and saw the marker sticking out of the ground. I couldn't believe I found it so quickly. Then I started back up, following the trail to see where it would bring me out. Ironically, I was beating my way through the brush the entire time, only about 50 to 100 yards east of the actual driving trail. At least it made my walk back a bit easier. It also made me realize that I never would have gotten my Jeep too far along the trail without running into some trouble."
Please read the detailed instructions and rules below regarding the GeoStash contest. Remember that it is very important you check our website(www.4wdandsportutility.com) to see if the current GeoStash marker has been found.
Michael Palmer of Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi
Jack Van Schenk and Tim Hawkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma
John DiFillippo of Middleport, Pennsylvania
Marc and Marvin White of Topeka, KansasMarker #2
Douglas Horne and sons of Hurricane, Utah
Jeff Law and Ron Williams of San Diego, California
Page 74. 116 52.569W - Speaker hole, upper righthand corner of page.Page 86. 34 18.253N - Under "Toyota 8-inch," below "Available gearsets."
Page 84. 37 00.013N - Located on the spray can, upper righthand corner.113 17.917W - This coordinate was listed on GeoStash webpage.
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.
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.
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.
Page 62. 33 41.801N - Located under "Recovery."Page 70. 086 53.511W - Located on tire, middle photo