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Traditional Cache

Snug as a Bug in Central Park

A cache by addisonbr
Hidden : 4/27/2007
In New York, United States
2 out of 5
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 33 Alaska 7 Arizona 37 Arkansas 13 California 231
Colorado 42 Connecticut 127 Delaware 23 Florida 139 Georgia 81
Hawaii 12 Idaho 13 Illinois 65 Indiana 29 Iowa 13
Kansas 8 Kentucky 14 Louisiana 11 Maine 24 Maryland 76
Massachusetts 112 Michigan 56 Minnesota 60 Mississippi 4 Missouri 26
Montana 6 Nebraska 11 Nevada 23 New Hampshire 28 New Jersey 262
New Mexico 12 New York 780 North Carolina 56 North Dakota 4 Ohio 69
Oklahoma 10 Oregon 48 Pennsylvania 263 Rhode Island 15 South Carolina 22
South Dakota 4 Tennessee 28 Texas 107 Utah 17 Vermont 17
Virginia 122 Washington 97 Washington, D.C. 7 West Virginia 12 Wisconsin 45
Wyoming 3

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Germany 1097 Canada 374 England 259 Netherlands 170 Sweden 165
Austria 148 Czech Republic 141 Switzerland 141 France 79 Belgium 70
Australia 66 Norway 64 Finland 60 Denmark 53 Portugal 41
Spain31 South Africa 21 Luxemburg 17 Ireland 14 New Zealand 13
Scotland 13 Italy 11 Wales 10 Hungary 10 Latvia 10
Puerto Rico 9 Japan 9 Slovakia 9 Mexico 6 Israel 6
United Arab Emirates 5 Brazil 5 Liechtenstein 3 Northern Ireland 3 Costa Rica 3
Bermuda 3 Singapore 3 Slovenia 3 Isle of Man 3 Hong Kong 3
Romania 2 Poland 2 South Korea 1 Panama 1 Qatar 1
Aruba 1 Lithuania 1 Iraq 1 Guernsey 1 Indonesia 1
Chile 1 Ireland 1 Dominican Republic 1 Greece 1 Curaco 1
Vietnam 1 Lebanon 1 Nigeria 1 Cyprus 1 Iceland 1
Jersey 1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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Last Updated: on 4/18/2014 1:01:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time (8:01 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum