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Map Detective Contest

Posted in Events on November 1, 2007
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Are you ready for this month's challenge? Have you been brushing up on your detective skills? This month, you will again be searching for more than just one answer. The map below shows a small town that surrounds one of the most unique and beautiful trail systems found anywhere on the planet. It is hard to talk much about our secret location without revealing where it is, so let's move on to the questions.

1) What town is shown on the map?2) What is the largest four-wheel-drive-related event held there each year?3) Name both national parks that surround much of this town.4) At 55 mph, how long would it take you to drive to this town from Anaheim, California? (Bust out your calculators!)

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 six 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.

The Goods
This month, the first 10 readers to submit correct answers to all four of our questions will win a copy of The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey. If you haven't had the chance to see this movie, released on DVD July 17, be prepared for a thriller. Grab your popcorn, your favorite beverage, and some friends and delve deep into the mind of Walter Sparrow, a paranoid man obsessed with an enigmatic book that he believes was specifically written about him.

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