Geocaching

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 2023-08-31

I’ve found 1668 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 2 148 1.41
D1.5 42 127 53 11 8 3 2 0 5 251 1.73
D2.0 51 230 241 65 68 19 13 4 4 695 2.02
D2.5 19 71 69 40 26 19 7 3 6 260 2.23
D3.0 21 30 43 27 28 5 7 5 3 169 2.29
D3.5 5 16 19 8 7 4 1 4 2 66 2.33
D4.0 4 10 6 4 3 3 2 1 0 33 2.21
D4.5 1 10 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 23 1.93
D5.0 3 14 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 23 1.89
Σ 220 563 445 166 144 57 33 17 23 1668 1.99
∅D 1.83 2.10 2.23 2.41 2.40 2.57 2.42 2.85 2.33 2.19 2.09
D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.19 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 905 D2.5s, 260 D3.0s, 152 D3.5s, 107 D4.0s, 83 D4.5s or 68 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.99 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -1784 T2.0s, 441 T2.5s, 197 T3.0s, 127 T3.5s, 93 T4.0s, 74 T4.5s or 61 T5.0s;
there are 8 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Found caches in 21 countries.

Country Count Share
Germany 996 59.7%
Denmark 345 20.7%
Italy 48 2.9%
Austria 47 2.8%
United States 42 2.5%
Japan 41 2.5%
Iceland 40 2.4%
Australia 28 1.7%
Norway 23 1.4%
Switzerland 15 0.9%
China 11 0.7%
United Kingdom 8 0.5%
Sweden 7 0.4%
Czechia 5 0.3%
Netherlands 3 0.2%
Spain 2 0.1%
Romania 2 0.1%
Bulgaria 2 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1525 91.4%
Multi-cache 73 4.4%
Unknown Cache 58 3.5%
Earthcache 6 0.4%
Letterbox Hybrid 4 0.2%
Webcam Cache 1 0.1%
Giga-Event Cache 1 0.1%

Cache container overview

Container size Count Share
Micro 887 53.2%
Small 519 31.1%
Regular 186 11.2%
Other 58 3.5%
Not chosen 12 0.7%
Large 6 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 6.1 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 15.3 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 11.2 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 14.0 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 14.4 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 8.0 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 5.3 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 5.6 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 2.9 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.6 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 2 39 0 5 23 0 94 5.6 0.26
2022 2 6 0 24 2 11 0 9 3 1 7 8 73 4.4 0.20
2023 13 11 4 4 3 17 1 40 0 0 0 0 93 5.6 0.25
Σ 105 78 87 141 127 147 85 331 183 111 150 123 1668   0.37

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 12 13 12 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 5 0 105 16/31
Feb 3 15 5 0 1 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 16 0 1 1 0 1     78 15/29
Mar 4 0 1 5 2 5 1 7 1 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 87 24/31
Apr 6 0 0 3 6 16 0 0 19 14 17 21 4 15 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   141 15/30
May 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 22 9 1 1 2 13 1 6 6 4 11 0 1 0 10 17 3 4 0 1 4 127 22/31
Jun 16 0 2 0 0 0 4 14 13 0 0 8 0 1 1 10 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 3 15 0 0 0 6 17   147 17/30
Jul 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 5 1 11 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 2 2 1 4 2 0 3 17 1 85 24/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 2 0 30 20 52 27 31 30 9 4 5 2 5 20 5 9 6 4 5 8 331 29/31
Sep 7 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   183 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 6 111 20/31
Nov 15 12 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 5 8 4 16 5 9 9 7 13 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   150 25/30
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 12 2 13 6 6 123 23/31
Σ 64 58 49 62 29 52 53 42 66 37 66 58 49 68 57 124 67 78 74 45 48 23 26 38 67 65 36 29 49 58 31 1668  
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 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 7 9 7 1 5 3 4 6 3 4 1 1 1 3 2 29/31
Feb 0 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 7 0 8 6 7 0 1 4 0 3 1 0 5 3 7 5 2     24/29
Mar 7 2 1 1 6 10 6 2 5 3 4 1 6 3 3 24 4 1 18 5 5 5 4 5 7 9 3 3 3 8 3 31/31
Apr 2 1 18 3 12 4 3 3 4 7 3 2 9 11 7 6 22 19 5 2 3 7 11 7 4 2 3 0 13 4   29/30
May 5 5 4 3 3 12 3 3 0 6 4 3 22 5 17 5 0 3 8 7 15 3 2 6 3 5 12 10 17 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 5 2 8 9 25 6 1 3 5 8 3 4 5 1 0 6 5 9 2 2 6 2 5 3 6 14 3 7 5   29/30
Jul 6 3 2 2 4 2 1 8 3 7 12 3 5 9 2 3 1 1 11 4 4 8 4 4 4 11 1 3 5 3 8 31/31
Aug 8 4 6 4 5 2 6 2 4 15 18 1 2 6 7 6 1 4 3 4 7 11 3 20 1 9 2 8 4 3 9 31/31
Sep 9 5 3 3 4 6 1 4 4 2 3 2 1 7 8 16 4 3 0 6 7 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 5 7   29/30
Oct 8 1 5 2 2 3 8 5 4 2 2 10 5 6 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 5 3 5 1 2 7 2 0 2 7 30/31
Nov 14 2 2 3 0 3 3 2 2 3 7 0 14 2 2 2 0 3 19 2 4 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 3   26/30
Dec 2 0 3 1 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 4 2 2 3 11 27/31