Thanks to some of my dear friends (you know who you are), I got infected with a virus called Geocaching back in 2011. Since then it has brought me to many places I wouldn’t have seen without it.


Statistics updated on 2021-11-27

I’ve found 1502 unique caches since my first cache find on 20 November 2011.

Difficulty – Terrain – Matrix

  T1.0 T1.5 T2.0 T2.5 T3.0 T3.5 T4.0 T4.5 T5.0 Σ ∅T
D1.0 74 55 7 6 2 1 1 0 0 146 1.36
D1.5 42 121 51 11 6 3 1 0 1 236 1.65
D2.0 45 201 219 58 62 18 11 3 1 618 2.01
D2.5 17 65 62 34 24 17 7 2 3 231 2.19
D3.0 18 27 39 23 25 4 5 4 1 146 2.23
D3.5 4 14 15 8 6 3 1 4 1 56 2.33
D4.0 3 10 5 4 3 3 2 1 0 31 2.26
D4.5 1 3 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 15 2.10
D5.0 3 14 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 23 1.89
Σ 207 510 405 148 130 52 28 14 8 1502 1.96
∅D 1.78 2.07 2.22 2.40 2.40 2.56 2.45 2.93 2.81 2.17 2.06

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.17 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 991 D2.5s, 285 D3.0s, 166 D3.5s, 118 D4.0s, 91 D4.5s or 74 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.96 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -2158 T2.0s, 533 T2.5s, 238 T3.0s, 153 T3.5s, 113 T4.0s, 90 T4.5s or 74 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 904 60.2%
Denmark 345 23.0%
Austria 44 2.9%
Japan 41 2.7%
Italy 36 2.4%
Australia 28 1.9%
United States 27 1.8%
Norway 23 1.5%
Switzerland 15 1.0%
China 11 0.7%
United Kingdom 8 0.5%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Czechia 5 0.3%
Netherlands 3 0.2%
Romania 2 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1362 90.7%
Multi-cache 71 4.7%
Unknown Cache 57 3.8%
Earthcache 6 0.4%
Letterbox Hybrid 4 0.3%
Webcam Cache 1 0.1%
Giga-Event Cache 1 0.1%

Cache container overview

Container size Count Share
Micro 793 52.8%
Small 466 31.0%
Regular 169 11.3%
Other 55 3.7%
Not chosen 13 0.9%
Large 6 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 6.8 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 17.0 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 12.4 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 15.6 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 16.0 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 8.9 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 5.9 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 6.2 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.3 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.7 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 2 39 0 5 23 0 94 6.3 0.26
Σ 90 61 83 113 122 119 84 282 180 110 143 115 1502   0.40

Find days overview

  01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Σ  
Jan 3 11 13 0 3 4 0 0 0 9 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 4 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 3 3 0 90 15/31
Feb 3 15 5 0 1 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 5 0 1 0 0 1     61 13/29
Mar 4 0 1 5 2 5 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 83 21/31
Apr 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 16 14 1 21 2 14 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   113 14/30
May 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 22 9 1 0 2 13 1 6 6 4 11 0 1 0 10 17 3 2 0 1 4 122 20/31
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 13 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 3 15 0 0 0 6 17   119 14/30
Jul 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 5 1 11 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 4 2 0 3 17 1 84 24/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 2 0 28 18 49 24 27 25 8 1 4 0 1 17 1 8 3 1 2 6 282 28/31
Sep 4 14 3 9 10 14 15 8 11 5 6 1 11 2 14 11 6 0 5 6 4 0 8 0 9 0 0 0 4 0   180 23/30
Oct 1 0 0 12 5 6 17 0 0 0 5 1 2 1 2 0 4 10 0 7 0 0 0 5 4 10 5 7 0 1 5 110 20/31
Nov 15 10 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 13 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   143 24/30
Dec 3 0 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 9 3 7 9 0 9 0 0 6 2 5 1 1 3 5 8 6 1 12 6 6 115 23/31
Σ 46 55 44 48 29 52 52 40 62 33 50 58 41 63 54 112 61 74 69 44 45 22 23 23 64 61 28 23 45 53 28 1502  

Alphanumeric challenges

Name 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 33/36
Owner 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 31/36
Placed 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 31/36

Hiding days overview

  01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31  
Jan 2 2 3 3 2 4 0 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 3 0 7 9 7 1 5 3 4 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 28/31
Feb 0 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 7 0 8 6 7 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 5 3 7 5 2     24/29
Mar 7 2 1 1 4 8 5 2 2 3 4 1 6 3 3 24 2 1 18 5 5 5 2 5 7 9 0 3 2 7 3 30/31
Apr 2 1 18 3 11 2 2 3 4 6 3 2 9 11 4 4 21 19 5 1 3 6 10 7 4 1 3 0 12 4   29/30
May 5 5 4 2 3 12 2 3 0 6 4 3 22 4 6 5 0 3 8 6 15 2 2 6 3 5 11 10 16 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 4 1 8 9 25 6 1 3 5 2 3 3 5 1 0 5 5 9 2 2 5 1 4 2 5 13 2 6 4   29/30
Jul 6 3 1 2 4 1 1 7 3 7 12 3 5 9 2 3 1 1 10 4 4 8 3 4 3 9 1 2 5 3 7 31/31
Aug 7 4 5 4 4 2 5 1 4 12 5 1 2 6 7 5 1 3 3 4 5 11 3 19 1 8 1 5 4 3 8 31/31
Sep 9 3 2 2 4 6 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 7 8 15 4 3 0 5 7 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 4 6   29/30
Oct 8 1 4 1 2 3 8 4 4 2 2 10 5 5 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 5 3 5 1 1 4 1 0 0 7 29/31
Nov 14 2 1 3 0 3 3 1 2 3 7 0 3 2 1 2 0 3 18 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 2   26/30
Dec 1 0 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 1 2 2 11 26/31