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REMEMBERING BRUCE

A cache by Team Tuxawuxa Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/14/2009
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

BALLOONIST, GEOCACHER, FRIEND EXTRAORDINAIRE!

THIS IS A PROJECTION CACHE. IT IS NOT AT THE CABIN BUT SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET AWAY


THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES.

I didn't know Bruce during his ballooning years, but as a geocacher? What an impact he had on NM Geocaching! He may not have had as many finds as some, but that was due mainly to his bad knees. The NMGeocaching web site and the forums were started and maintained by Bruce. The New Mexico Challenge series of caches in 2007 was Bruce's pet project. He was a good enough salesman to get 33 of us fellow geocachers to go out all over New Mexico and hide an ammo can in each of the state's 33 counties - and write up a description!

More?

What about that horrible movie, "Geocaching, The Movie"? Since it was about his favorite endeavour, Bruce went all out on a limb and promoted it, sight unseen (to his credit) and got two showings on consecutive nights for the geocachers that attended the annual event in Belen, NM. When it turned out that he hadn't covered the costs of exhibiting the flick, he got several of us to ante up and wipe out the losses.

Remeber the 2007 New Mexico geocoin - the one that was shaped like the map of New Mexico? That also was Bruce's doing!

One afternoon, last winter, I called Bruce and told him that for some time I had been thinking of repeating the "Great Albuquerque Cache Hunt" held back in August 9, 2003. He lunged at the idea, stating that he wasn't in Albuquerque or geocaching when that one was held but that he had read up on it and had heard so much about it from the "old timers" that he had thought of doing something like that himself. It was only natural, then, that we sould team up. The result was this year's "The Great(er) Albuquerque Cache Hunt of 2009". Although Bruce wasn't able to attend the festivities that day due to his declining health, he was an integral part of putting together what turned out to be the biggest geocaching event in New Mexico.

In a sense, Bruce was the face of geocaching in New Mexico. He will be missed by all that knew him.

To get to the cache, go 175 feet from the posted coordinates, bearing 85 degrees.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qrpba pbagnvare.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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