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 62 Arkansas 20 California 362
Colorado 67 Connecticut 162 Delaware 36 Florida 220 Georgia 121
Hawaii 16 Idaho 15 Illinois 90 Indiana 47 Iowa 27
Kansas 13 Kentucky 23 Louisiana 17 Maine 29 Maryland 123
Massachusetts 176 Michigan 87 Minnesota 84 Mississippi 10 Missouri 41
Montana 9 Nebraska 12 Nevada 29 New Hampshire 38 New Jersey 374
New Mexico 19 New York 1336 North Carolina 110 North Dakota 5 Ohio 117
Oklahoma 19 Oregon 65 Pennsylvania 377 Rhode Island 23 South Carolina 34
South Dakota 6 Tennessee 46 Texas 166 Utah 37 Vermont 20
Virginia 173 Washington 163 Washington, D.C. 19 West Virginia 15 Wisconsin 61
Wyoming 6

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Germany 1857 Canada 535 England 498 Netherlands 296 Sweden 286
Switzerland 244 Czech Republic 239 Austria 238 France 195 Norway 157
Belgium 145 Australia 129 Finland 126 Denmark 83 Spain 71
Portugal 60 South Africa 32 Luxembourg 29 Ireland 25 Italy 25
New Zealand 24 Slovakia 23 Scotland 22 Japan 16 Hungary 15
Latvia 15 Wales 13 Puerto Rico 12 Israel 12 Poland 12
Hong Kong 8 Slovenia 8 Brazil 8 Mexico 7 United Arab Emirates 7
Singapore 6 Liechtenstein 5 Bermuda 5 Northern Ireland 4 Chile 4
Isle of Man 3 Costa Rica 3 Romania 3 Taiwan 3 Lithuania 3
Ireland 2 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

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 6/21/2017 2:45:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:45 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum