Thursday, July 26, 2012

A New Beginning For Chuck Mettille

      Such a sad ending to the life of Chuck Mettille, but his caching friends have bonded together to form a new beginning for Chuck and his family.  From what I have read it seems to be absolutely perfect.

     This is a team effort.  I don't have or have not seen info that tells all but what I do know is that Mike (Merlot) and Kraig Neese are a couple of the key players.  I am certain that the caching community and Chuck's family appreciate, more than words can say, all the thought and feelings that went into this project.
  All the hard work paid off to make this work of art.

      Family and friend spread the love of Chuck, allowing friends
      to express their feelings also.
     Here's the info posted on about the landing spot for "Chuck's Last First".
Traditional Cache     Chuck's Last First
 N 33° 46.472 W 112° 03.732
UTM: 12S E 401647 N 3737663

This cache has been renamed in memory of Chuck Mettille. He (gncaz) earned the First to Find Honor at 11:11 a.m. on July 7, 2012. Tragically, he died on the way back to his car. Please show proper respect at the cache site.
Links to the various news stories:

Article from the AZ Republic newspaper

Video from Channel 3 
Video from Channel 15 

A Sonoran Preserve cache. The cache is on a great intermediate hike/bike trail.  There are several access points to the mountain trail from the paved trail along the soon-to-be completed Sonoran Parkway.

There will be a Memorial Hiking Event this fall when the weather cools for a supervised hike on the Ocotillo Trail to Chuck's Last First.  Details will be available at a later date.

          . . . and the final resting place of "Chuck's First Last"
                                R.I.P.  Chuck

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