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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 38 Alaska 13 Arizona 66 Arkansas 21 California 369
Colorado 68 Connecticut 162 Delaware 36 Florida 226 Georgia 121
Hawaii 16 Idaho 15 Illinois 93 Indiana 47 Iowa 27
Kansas 13 Kentucky 23 Louisiana 17 Maine 30 Maryland 125
Massachusetts 181 Michigan 88 Minnesota 87 Mississippi 10 Missouri 42
Montana 9 Nebraska 13 Nevada 31 New Hampshire 38 New Jersey 380
New Mexico 19 New York 1364 North Carolina 112 North Dakota 5 Ohio 117
Oklahoma 19 Oregon 66 Pennsylvania 381 Rhode Island 25 South Carolina 35
South Dakota 6 Tennessee 47 Texas 175 Utah 37 Vermont 20
Virginia 175 Washington 169 Washington, D.C. 19 West Virginia 15 Wisconsin 62
Wyoming 6

Newest country in red!

Germany 1924 Canada 546 England 510 Netherlands 314 Sweden 288
Switzerland 261 Czech Republic 248 Austria 241 France 199 Norway 162
Belgium 152 Australia 137 Finland 133 Denmark 85 Spain 73
Portugal 60 South Africa 33 Luxembourg 30 Italy 28 Ireland 26
Slovakia 23 Scotland 22 Japan 16 Hungary 15 Latvia 15
Poland 15 Wales 13 Puerto Rico 12 Israel 12 Slovenia 9
Hong Kong 8 Brazil 8 Mexico 7 United Arab Emirates 7 Singapore 6
Liechtenstein 5 Bermuda 5 Northern Ireland 4 Chile 4 Ireland 4
Lithuania 4 Costa Rica 3 Romania 3 Taiwan 3 Isle of Man 3
Guam 2 Guernsey 2 Iceland 2 Greece 2 Qatar 2
Estonia 2 South Korea 1 Dominican Republic 1 Curaco 1 Vietnam 1
Lebanon 1 Nigeria 1 Cyprus 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
New Zealand 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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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/25/2017 1:26:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:26 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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