Aaaaah! Be careful! The treasure you seek is being guarded by the most Dastardly creature in all of Central Park!
Avert your eyes! One glance at "the death-darting eye of Cockatrice" and you become a stone monument to your own folly, for all eternity. (The young woman who uttered those words is frozen in stone - and bronze - just a few hundred feet away, at N 40° 46.828 W 073° 58.122).
You must protect yourself from this vile creature! But do not despair - you can avoid certain death yet still navigate to the tree stump you seek. Let us be your guides as you search High and Low, Left and Right...
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You're looking for an earthy egg just large enough to hold a logbook and a couple of small trade items. (A Cockatrice egg? Maybe!) Early finders get very cool themed geocoins, designed by brltrans (thanks!). I'm also happy to confirm solutions - please contact me through my profile and I'll respond as quickly as I can (usually within hours but often within minutes).