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
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 38 Alaska 12 Arizona 60 Arkansas 19 California 345
Colorado 63 Connecticut 162 Delaware 35 Florida 212 Georgia 118
Hawaii 16 Idaho 14 Illinois 88 Indiana 42 Iowa 25
Kansas 11 Kentucky 21 Louisiana 17canad Maine 29 Maryland 118
Massachusetts 165 Michigan 81 Minnesota 82 Mississippi 8 Missouri 41
Montana 9 Nebraska 11 Nevada 29 New Hampshire 36 New Jersey 360
New Mexico 19 New York 1291 North Carolina 107 North Dakota 5 Ohio 113
Oklahoma 19 Oregon 63 Pennsylvania 364 Rhode Island 23 South Carolina 33
South Dakota 6 Tennessee 44 Texas 159 Utah 37 Vermont 19
Virginia 170 Washington 154 Washington, D.C. 19 West Virginia 15 Wisconsin 60
Wyoming 6

Newest country in red!

Germany 1743 Canada 519 England 445 Netherlands 280 Sweden 273
Switzerland 229 Czech Republic 223 Austria 223 France 173 Norway 137
Belgium 138 Australia 114 Finland 107 Denmark 75 Spain 64
Portugal 57 South Africa 32 Luxembourg 27 New Zealand 24 Slovakia 22
Ireland 22 Italy 22 Scotland 22 Hungary 15 Japan 15
Latvia 13 Wales 12 Puerto Rico 12 Israel 12 Poland 9
Hong Kong 8 Brazil 8 Mexico 7 United Arab Emirates 7 Slovenia 7
Singapore 5 Northern Ireland 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 Greece 2
Iraq 1 Indonesia 1 South Korea 1 Dominican Republic 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 Peru 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.

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Last Updated: on 08/29/2016 10:46:07 Pacific Daylight Time (17:46 GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum