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A Cache for Vince

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Hidden : 7/31/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A small cache on a nice side trail, hidden in memory of a coworker who recently passed away.

The cache is a decon container, hidden not far from the starting point for my now-departed View From the Office cache.

The view from the office isn't so happy right now, unfortunately. While I was away on vacation in Europe this past June, a coworker of mine named Vince died. I didn't know Vince too well; while he had worked here for a few years, it was only in the last few months that I'd started working directly with him. He was a nice kid who'd recently transitioned from QA into development, and he was learning his new craft nicely.

We learned a lot about Vince as we grieved and memorialized him. He had a very full life, doing all sorts of things beyond writing code for a massive software company. It's terribly unfortunate that it took his death for us (for me, at least) to learn about the rest of his life.

Vince will get a tree planted in his honor on our campus, just like Jos, another coworker of mine who died at work several years back. Jos also got a nice memorial on the Stevens Creek Trail; there's a cache near there which mentions him by name. I don't know if Vince will get a memorial on the trail, but he's going to get a cache along the trail for sure.

RIP, Vince. Your coworkers miss you.

Geocachers of the Bay Area

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gerr gehax, hc uvtu.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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