+mchaos Posted July 12, 2010 Share Posted July 12, 2010 Okay, I know this sort of thing has been discussed a zillion times.... "Ni!" But, I just want to get the opinion of the forum. I realized something recently about a particular CO near me. This person has pretty decent caches. No complaints about the containers, or placement, as well this CO seems to put good thought into their hides. The thing I have realized recently is that, every single one of this particular persons caches has coords that area always off. By at least 40 feet, and in some cases over 80 feet. In every extreme case of off coords this CO uses the excuse of "a lot of signal bounce" in the description. I am not sure if this person either: Is making bad coords to make the cache harder to find, Is not letting the GPS settle in the cache placement, or if the CO's GPS can't take an accurate reading if someones life depended on it. Although I know that this person owns and uses a Garmin 60c sx. Expensive, and supposedly accurate unit. With such a nice unit, you would think coords would be good. Now I understand signal bounce. But this CO's coords are off in the open and not under wood cover. As well, Signal bounce is a random thing in the woods. When I have searched this persons caches, the coords were perfectly consistent. Meaning, it brought me to the same spot every time, some times with slight variation, but letting my gps settle, it always brought me to the same spot. I am guessing that this CO is doing it on purpose to make the find harder. Which is a really lame thing to do since your are supposed to mark the exact cache location, (mystery cache would be the only exception) and not something way off to make it harder to find. I also notice that this CO puts the difficulties up on the cache pages. The only other thing I can see it being, besides this person just having bought the worst Garmin 60c sx ever and got ripped, is that this person doesn't let the unit sit for a minute where the cache is and takes a waypoint without thinking. But then there are the clues left on the cache page some times. How can you give clues to where it is unless you know the coords are off. Something like.." There is a lot of signal bounce here, but if you look from this spot you can see where the cache is hidden" But I don't want to make a hasty assumption.. Well lets have it, what ya think? Quote Link to comment
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