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Snug as a Bug in Central Park

A cache by addisonbr Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/27/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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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 42 Alaska 16 Arizona 73 Arkansas 24 California 410
Colorado 77 Connecticut 175 Delaware 39 Florida 257 Georgia 128
Hawaii 18 Idaho 18 Illinois 105 Indiana 51 Iowa 29
Kansas 18 Kentucky 25 Louisiana 17 Maine 32 Maryland 142
Massachusetts 198 Michigan 98 Minnesota 95 Mississippi 11 Missouri 51
Montana 9 Nebraska 13 Nevada 34 New Hampshire 43 New Jersey 404
New Mexico 21 New York 1604 North Carolina 130 North Dakota 5 Ohio 127
Oklahoma 23 Oregon 73 Pennsylvania 409 Rhode Island 33 South Carolina 46
South Dakota 6 Tennessee 48 Texas 195 Utah 44 Vermont 24
Virginia 196 Washington 186 Washington, D.C. 21 West Virginia 17 Wisconsin 75
Wyoming 6

Newest country in red!

Germany 2172 Canada 618 England 597 Netherlands 382 Sweden 305
Switzerland 302 Czechia 301 Austria 272 France 266 Norway 175
Belgium 175 Finland 159 Australia 156 Denmark 103 Spain 90
Portugal 66 South Africa 39 Ireland 32 Slovakia 32 Luxembourg 31
Italy 30 Scotland 25 Japan 22 Latvia 18 Poland 18
Hungary 17 Israel 16 Wales 14 Puerto Rico 13 Brazil 12
Hong Kong 10 Slovenia 9 Mexico 7 United Arab Emirates 7 New Zealand 7
Singapore 6 Liechtenstein 6 Bermuda 6 Lithuania 5 Northern Ireland 5
Ireland 4 Chile 4 Romania 3 Taiwan 3 Isle of Man 3
Costa Rica 3 Iceland 3 Estonia 3 Greece 3 Qatar 2
Guernsey 2 Guam 2 Cyprus 2 South Korea 1 Dominican Republic 1
Vietnam 1 Lebanon 1 Nigeria 1 Aruba 1 Jersey 1
Indonesia 1 Guyana 1 Panama 1 Croatia 1 Argentina 1
Iraq 1 Peru 1 Serbia 1 Venezuela 1 Bulgaria 1
Curaco 1 Malta 1 Turkey 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)



 

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  • 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.

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