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Traditional Geocache

Snug as a Bug in Central Park

A cache by addisonbr Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/27/2007
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


When New York lost the "Logg Inn" cache, we thought it was the perfect time to replace one kid-friendly cache with another. What you will find in the southern part of Central Park represents several weeks of thought and care on the part of the Munchkins. They diligently scouted locations, prepared the container, selected and rejected items for trade, debated an appropriate FTF prize and conducted formal voting for the cache name. We can only hope that the Central Park muggle gods will be kind to their little hearts. (Special congratulations to EastVillageFamily for claiming the FTF!)

Nearby you'll find a nice sheltered gazebo where you may sit and log your find while plotting the rest of the day. Head south to explore 5th Avenue - Tiffany's, the Apple Store, dozens of other ways to spend your money indoors? Or head north to find some of the dozen-or-more free geocaches tucked away in various beautiful corners of Central Park? An easy choice, isn't it?

This is a MASSIVELY muggle-rich area. There is a corollary to the playground mantra we repeat with the Munchkins, "If you can't see me I can't see you" - and that is "If you can see the muggles they can see you!" You might be surprised how many muggles you can see from here. Please take special care to be as unobserved as possible, and please return cache precisely as you found it. A few minutes of extra effort, or a willingness to come back to this cache, may mean all the difference in the world.

Please read this quick note about travel bugs and geocoins... Snug as a Bug gets a *lot* of visitors - on average, more than one per day - and a lot of the cachers are visitors exploring far from home. Often a bug or coin gets dropped off in the morning and is picked up again hours later, by someone who may not be able to properly log the traveler out for a little while. I update the inventory monthly, clearing out everything that hasn't been seen for more than a few weeks. But in several years of maintaining this listing, I can say with confidence that there will always be anywhere from 5-20 trackables listed in the cache that have already moved. Please do not let this affect your enjoyment of the hunt! It's just the way it is for high-velocity caches like this one - the online logs simply do not keep up with how fast the inventories turn over in real life.

Also, keep in mind that this is a small container - although the cache page may indicate a huge warehouse (as I write this there are 21 trackables logged into the cache), the reality is that there are fewer than 10 cubic inches of space to work with. So be prepared for the possibility that not all of your trackables will fit.

Snug as a Bug has been visited by cachers from all 50 states and dozens of countries - we are happy to welcome all visitors to New York!


Alabama 37 Alaska 9 Arizona 48 Arkansas 17 California 303
Colorado 55 Connecticut 144 Delaware 32 Florida 193 Georgia 102
Hawaii 15 Idaho 13 Illinois 79 Indiana 37 Iowa 20
Kansas 10 Kentucky 18 Louisiana 14 Maine 27 Maryland 100
Massachusetts 143 Michigan 69 Minnesota 66 Mississippi 5 Missouri 34
Montana 8 Nebraska 11 Nevada 25 New Hampshire 34 New Jersey 318
New Mexico 16 New York 1126 North Carolina 92 North Dakota 4 Ohio 100
Oklahoma 16 Oregon 58 Pennsylvania 344 Rhode Island 21 South Carolina 26
South Dakota 5 Tennessee 42 Texas 137 Utah 30 Vermont 18
Virginia 151 Washington 131 Washington, D.C. 14 West Virginia 14 Wisconsin 50
Wyoming 5

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Germany 1475 Canada 465 England 351 Sweden 233 Netherlands 228
Switzerland 199 Austria 198 Czech Republic 190 France 126 Norway 113
Belgium 112 Australia 94 Finland 94 Denmark 70 Portugal 51
Spain 50 South Africa 27 Luxemburg 21 Ireland 17 Slovakia 18
New Zealand 17 Italy 17 Scotland 15 Hungary 14 Wales 11
Japan 12 Latvia 10 Puerto Rico 10 Israel 10 Hong Kong 8
Mexico 7 Brazil 7 United Arab Emirates 6 Poland 6 Northern Ireland 4
Slovenia 4 Singapore 4 Liechtenstein 3 Bermuda 3 Isle of Man 3
Costa Rica 3 Romania 3 Ireland 2 Qatar 2 Lithuania 2
Guam 2 Guernsey 2 Aruba 1 Iraq 1 Indonesia 1
Chile 1 South Korea 1 Dominican Republic 1 Greece 1 Curaco 1
Vietnam 1 Lebanon 1 Nigeria 1 Cyprus 1 Iceland 1
Jersey 1 Guyana 1 Panama 1 Estonia 1 Croatia 1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nccebnpu sebz fgerrg yriry, pnpur vf nobhg xarr-uvtu.

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)

 

Find...

  • SnugLogs
  • Spoiler 1 - ContainerThe container should look like this, depending on how much paint has been scraped off by the rocks over time.
  • Spoiler 2 - Ground ZeroIf you approach from the street you will be greeted by this view - the hiding spot is in the rock face in the background (hidden at this angle by the large rock in the foreground).
  • Spoiler 3 - Hiding SpotThe container should be in the niche indicated by the red circle, with some medium and small rocks hiding it from casual view.

10,190 Logged Visits

Found it 9,328     Didn't find it 222     Write note 543     Temporarily Disable Listing 17     Enable Listing 17     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 13     Owner Maintenance 46     Update Coordinates 2     Submit for Review 1     

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Last Updated: on 8/31/2015 8:03:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:03 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum