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Found it childofatom found Inwood Hill Park - ZP1

Sunday, September 5, 2010New York

Lately... I've been in a caching malaise. Not a lot new published in Manhattan, my trips out of town have been brief enough that I've only managed to snag one or two caches while I was there... a lot of hard puzzles published that I can't seem to find a way into (*cough* Hell's gate and Dolphin's Gate *cough,cough*)... I need, something. Something to shake it off and get me going... something like... an FTF. But how to ensure that I GET the FTF? This'll take some work... first, it has to be published at night, and close by. But I know Gerkmax lives in this area too and he's proven time and again that late night caching isn't a problem for him. So it will have to be somewhere REALLY dark, and possibly scary even for him. Inwood Hill seems good. No streetlights up there anymore, and heaven knows what goes on in there at night. Good. Step one.

Step two: the morning. Gerk has kids so he'll be up early. Plus... it's a holiday weekend so I'll want to sleep in a little. I think a three pronged approach here would be best. First: a big dog. Big SCARY Dog, off leash. When I lived on Dykman my neigbor Estabon had a pit bull. He owes me a favor too... Next: a small dog. People like to let those small yappy ones wander around while they chat on the phone and what not. Gerk won't be afraid of a small dog, but combined with the big dog, it just might be enough. But just to make sure... Three: a skunk. If I can arrange for a skunk to be in the area that should definitely drive Gerk off.

Wow. This is a good plan. I might not even have to get up until like... 10. Sometimes I impress even myself.

So... 10:30, off to the park. Big thanks to Estabon on the way by (he was having brunch at Mama Juana.) Slip $10 to the guy with the little dog (hard to believe he was still there!). Drop off a bag of carrots to the skunk, (Job well done buddy!) and then over to the cache.

Ahhhhhhhh..... nice blank log sheet, plenty of room to sign in... A beautiful morning for a walk in the park... THIS is what caching is about. I think I'm ready to conquer the caching world again. And all with such minimal effort. Hard to believe it was this easy...

Congrats on a nicely hidden cache! A great effort for your first time out, a lot better than what I've seen other newbies produce. I left the shuffle for 2TF, my household is all iPodded up.

Thanks for the cache!! {*FTF*}

This entry was edited by childofatom on Sunday, 04 November 2012 at 02:05:59 UTC.

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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