Correction Line Co-operative Trail
This is a cooperative power trail where anyone can add to it and keep it going. Feel free to add your own cache to the end of the trail, as long as it's within the guidelines.
Caches that are destined to become part of the trail should be named accordingly. It is not necessary to place a cache for this project in order to log any of the caches in the series. Let’s see how long we can keep this going. Containers can vary greatly, use your imagination.
*Start either end
*Cell reception out here is great.
*Pull well to the side of the roadway.
*Driving with your Hazard Lights on will help others see you.
*Not a good series to have small kids or pets roaming around.
Cache containers may vary.
Most of the caches will be fairly easy to retrieve any time of the year, but some of them may require rubber boots to retrieve quickly or a short walk.
Since the whole intent of the grid system was to create parcels of approximately the same size the Correction Line was used. To reduce distortion caused by the converging range lines, the surveyors used the following method. The second township line north of the 49th parallel and every fourth line thereafter were established as Correction Lines. At each correction line, the range line is displaced a certain distance. This jog, as it is called in affect increases the the area of the townships north of each correction line, thereby compensating somewhat for convergence.
The jogs in the range lines west of any meridian are accumulative. That is, if if you follow a correction line west from any meridian, you will find that the jogs you first encounter are very small. The jogs increase as you move west from range line to range line.
The jog in the range line immediately to the west of the first meridian at the first correction line actually amounts to about 225 feet. The jogs continue to increase until you reach the second meridian.