estrelle Posted April 22, 2010 Share Posted April 22, 2010 I recently attempted to find a certain geocache here in Portland, Oregon. I only found it with assistance from a more experienced fellow cacher who had finally made a breakthrough after trying for THREE YEARS to find this thing. It turned out the coordinates were 135 feet off! Worse, the cache owner should have known there was a problem because the only cacher in the past two years to find this cache mentioned finding the hide 135 feet off. Nonetheless the CO told my friend (the other cacher) that his coordinates were right, even though they were wrong, causing my friend to continue searching the wrong area. Who knows how many other people have been trying to find this cache for months or years but have not logged a DNF. The cache owner has been notified of the problem, and several "needs maintenance" flags have been given, yet the cache is still up. Moral of the story: check the logs if you're having difficulty with a cache, log your DNFs, and if you're a cache owner and get a lot of DNFs, check to make sure everything is in working order (especially if someone mentions that they found the coordinates to be off)! Quote Link to comment
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