Traditional Geocache

Snug as a Bug in Central Park

A cache by addisonbr Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/27/2007
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 38 Alaska 12 Arizona 57 Arkansas 18 California 335
Colorado 60 Connecticut 155 Delaware 35 Florida 206 Georgia 108
Hawaii 15 Idaho 14 Illinois 85 Indiana 42 Iowa 22
Kansas 11 Kentucky 21 Louisiana 15 Maine 28 Maryland 111
Massachusetts 161 Michigan 76 Minnesota 75 Mississippi 7 Missouri 41
Montana 8 Nebraska 11 Nevada 28 New Hampshire 36 New Jersey 346
New Mexico 16 New York 1244 North Carolina 100 North Dakota 5 Ohio 108
Oklahoma 19 Oregon 63 Pennsylvania 356 Rhode Island 22 South Carolina 31
South Dakota 6 Tennessee 44 Texas 152 Utah 37 Vermont 19
Virginia 164 Washington 148 Washington, D.C. 19 West Virginia 14 Wisconsin 57
Wyoming 5

Newest country in red!

Germany 1667 Canada 499 England 416 Netherlands 267 Sweden 254
Switzerland 217 Czech Republic 212 Austria 208 France 156 Belgium 133
Norway 129 Australia 112 Finland 104 Denmark 74 Spain 59
Portugal 56 South Africa 30 Luxembourg 26 Slovakia 22 New Zealand 22
Ireland 20 Italy 20 Scotland 18 Hungary 14 Japan 13
Latvia 13 Wales 11 Puerto Rico 11 Israel 11 Hong Kong 8
Mexico 7 Brazil 7 United Arab Emirates 6 Poland 6 Singapore 5
Northern Ireland 4 Slovenia 4 Liechtenstein 4 Bermuda 4 Isle of Man 3
Costa Rica 3 Romania 3 Chile 3 Ireland 2 Qatar 2
Guam 2 Lithuania 2 Guernsey 2 Iceland 2 Iraq 1
Indonesia 1 South Korea 1 Dominican Republic 1 Greece 1 Curaco 1
Vietnam 1 Lebanon 1 Nigeria 1 Cyprus 1 Aruba 1
Jersey 1 Guyana 1 Panama 1 Estonia 1 Croatia 1
Argentina 1 Taiwan 1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • 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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Last Updated: on 05/24/2016 14:16:05 Pacific Daylight Time (21:16 GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum