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September 2007 Map Detective Contest

Posted in Events on July 1, 2007
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Instead of having you name an entire mountain system or national park, we are going to provide you with a few clues indicating a specific trail system. Hopefully, some of you reading this will have spent some time on these particular trails, because they are breathtaking. Remember, the answer cannot be one of the provided clues. Good luck!

The Rules
Each month we will share with you a partial section to a topographic map that locates a national park, body of water, trail system, mountain range, or another outdoor destination somewhere in the continental United States. The secret location can only be discovered by looking for clues in the magazine. We will be hiding a select number of words within the pages of each issue that will give you clues revealing the secret location. We will inform you every month how many words you need to be searching for. Should your detective and mapping skills help you locate the destination, send us an e-mail immediately to, and if you're the first with the correct answer, you win! Please include in the subject line of your e-mail which month you're submitting an answer for. Each month of Map Detective (12 months) has a specified start date and end date. These dates are listed on 4WD&SU's website at Answers received before those dates will not be considered. The first participant to e-mail the correct answer after any specified start date for that month will win. Complete rules for the contest can be found on 4WD&SU's website.

The Clues
This month, you'll be searching the magazine for five separate clues. These words or phrases will stand out from normal text in a different color and bold. They can be found anywhere and on any page except for within an advertisement. These words can either form a sentence or be separate descriptive words providing distinct clues.

Send Your Answers To:

The Goods
There is nothing like coming home from a long day at the office and kicking back in your favorite chair with an off-road adventure DVD. This month's Map Detective winner will receive a copy of 4x4 101 produced by Renaissance 5 Studios in association with the Utah 4-Wheel Drive Association. This DVD is packed with hardcore wheeling action, interviews with shop owners, trail adventures, and club events and even has a very in-depth classroom section covering land-use rights and 4x4 technical information. If you are not chosen as this month's winner but still want to purchase a copy for yourself, log on to

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