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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 46 Arkansas 17 California 291
Colorado 52 Connecticut 144 Delaware 29 Florida 189 Georgia 99
Hawaii 14 Idaho 13 Illinois 76 Indiana 37 Iowa 19
Kansas 10 Kentucky 17 Louisiana 11 Maine 27 Maryland 95
Massachusetts 140 Michigan 67 Minnesota 64 Mississippi 5 Missouri 33
Montana 7 Nebraska 11 Nevada 25 New Hampshire 33 New Jersey 311
New Mexico 16 New York 1090 North Carolina 80 North Dakota 4 Ohio 88
Oklahoma 15 Oregon 57 Pennsylvania 337 Rhode Island 21 South Carolina 26
South Dakota 5 Tennessee 40 Texas 129 Utah 29 Vermont 18
Virginia 150 Washington 124 Washington, D.C. 13 West Virginia 14 Wisconsin 50
Wyoming 5

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Germany 1425 Canada 444 England 343 Sweden 229 Netherlands 222
Switzerland 195 Austria 192 Czech Republic 175 France 116 Norway 106
Belgium 105 Australia 90 Finland 90 Denmark 69 Portugal 50
Spain 47 South Africa 27 Luxemburg 21 Ireland 17 New Zealand 16
Italy 16 Slovakia 15 Scotland 15 Hungary 14 Wales 11
Japan 12 Latvia 10 Puerto Rico 10 Mexico 7 Israel 9
Hong Kong 8 Brazil 7 United Arab Emirates 6 Poland 6 Northern Ireland 4
Slovenia 4 Liechtenstein 3 Bermuda 3 Singapore 3 Isle of Man 3
Costa Rica 3 Romania 3 Ireland 2 Qatar 2 Lithuania 2
Guam 2 Aruba 1 Iraq 1 Guernsey 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

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.

9,865 Logged Visits

Found it 9,025     Didn't find it 216     Write note 529     Temporarily Disable Listing 16     Enable Listing 16     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 13     Owner Maintenance 46     Update Coordinates 2     Submit for Review 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 7/4/2015 3:54:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:54 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum