Now here's an interesting one:
This one was published 4/28/2013 and I was one of the first out there to try and grab a FTF.
At that time it was a 2.5/1.5 DT cache. I looked for it for about an hour and came up empty, which is nothing out of the ordinary, sometimes you just don't see it. It didn't help me at all that the coordinates pointed to a spot possibly inside a park, but could also be outside the same park.
I was lucky to go out in the middle of the day,
Rozowski5 wrote this:
'Worst DNF so far for Rozowskis 2-5. We were hoping for a FTF and got locked into a park instead. Please note the park closes at 6pm. We did not. We got let out by a ranger that saw my son searching in the bamboo. We didn't know we were locked in, we were enjoying the peace and quiet of the park. We were watching some really cute bunnies while looking around the both sides of GZ which was the middle of the path. Since I had seen some really tough hides lately I was not leaving any stones unturned, so to speak. We searched low, high, metallic, and mineral and just when it stopped being fun the ranger said we were locked in and needed to leave. We left with a tiny shred of pride left in tact, but just a bit. The CO updated to co-ords a bit so now it is in a bush not on the path, that might help. It would also be nice to know what you are looking for in a bush since I know I shoved my son in there to look and he didn't see a cache. :)'
Recently things have changed:
1. After 2 DNF's the coordinates were adjusted by 6.2ft / 1.9m. (and that didn't help me at all, still pointed to the same spot for me)
2. After 3 DNF's the difficulty got upped to a 4
3. After 7 DNF's the difficulty suddenly gets bumped to a 5 and the cache description changed to:
'JAPANESE GARDEN CLOSES AT 6PM!!! You will be locked in if you stay after. You have been warned. We were told that the hint was confusing, so we removed it. Haha! This is a bit of an evil hide... Have patience and good luck! Remember to log ALL your DNFs... We won't tease you TOO bad...'
Now I know several cachers (including me) have reached out to the CO to try and get more info, some of them got a reply others didn't. The people who have been there know it's a really tough spot (dense bamboo bush) but I find it hard too believe that even 7 local cachers with a total of 14,579 finds under their accumulated belts haven't been able to come up with something.
The latest post from the CO:
'Ok, everybody! We went out to check on the cache because there are STILL DNFs coming in and it wasn't there and looked like it hasn't been for a while, now. Just kidding!!! Our very lonely panda was still exactly the way we left it. We checked the coords for the millionth time and they just don't get any closer. Come and get it'
Now what do you guys think, in a search such as this one, should the CO give away a little more or not?