Quoteman has a puzzle cache in Russellville by the name "Presidential Trivia" GC17RM0. I posted a DNF on 6/30/08 and again a week later. The cache was found by mtnbikermark later in July, then a month later by Saddlebags. Captain Atom DNF'd it about 6 weeks later, followed by another DNF by specialteacher at the end of the year. I tried again 3.5 months later, and still couldn't find it. At this point, quoteman gave me permission to replace the container. Going on a theory that caches are sometimes too-well camouflaged, I performed an experiment, in which I placed a new container that was bright blue with a white top, attached to a silver hook with fluorescent green tape! Surely the cache would be easily spotted by cache hunters, and yet muggles would have no reason to even lay eyes on the general area. I'm happy to report that there has not been one single DNF since I replaced the cache. But hold on a minute. Several weeks ago, I went to check on the status of the logsheet, and admire the names on the list...except mine was the only one! What on earth? Had the other container appeared again? I looked for a fourth time, still not finding anything obvious. I removed the cache container that I had placed. A short time later, while scouting the real (yet unknown to me) GZ for new cache placement, ORR spied my truck and pulled over, curious if I was looking for the cache. What cache?! AHA!! Now it's all making sense. I had been looking in the opposite corner of the field, over close to the house. Imagine my discomfort while looking over there! Chuck Walla confirmed that another cache I placed was too close to the final location of Presidential Trivia, so I knew I was getting dangerously close. With fresh eyes, I solved the puzzle again, this time coming up with the right answer. A short search later revealed a bright blue bison tube. Ahh... sweet... embarrassing.... redemption. I will leave the find as 3/18/09, rather than 3/5/11, as I was given permission by the CO for all of my effort. Plus, it's just too much trouble to rearrange my milestones. I'm extra really glad to cross that one off my list!
Has anyone else posted a find on a cache only to find out later you actually had not signed the log?