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 2020-02-21

I’ve found 1390 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 73 55 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 144 1.36
D1.5 42 114 49 11 5 2 1 0 1 225 1.64
D2.0 43 182 193 52 58 16 11 3 1 559 2.01
D2.5 18 60 60 30 21 16 6 1 3 215 2.17
D3.0 16 27 35 20 24 5 3 4 1 135 2.23
D3.5 5 11 12 7 6 3 1 4 1 50 2.37
D4.0 3 10 4 4 3 3 2 1 0 30 2.27
D4.5 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 2.11
D5.0 3 9 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 18 2.00
Σ 204 471 366 133 121 49 25 13 8 1390 1.95
∅D 1.78 2.03 2.20 2.40 2.42 2.61 2.40 2.96 2.81 2.15 2.05

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.15 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 1023 D2.5s, 294 D3.0s, 172 D3.5s, 121 D4.0s, 94 D4.5s or 77 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.95 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 70611 T2.0s, 141 T2.5s, 71 T3.0s, 48 T3.5s, 36 T4.0s, 29 T4.5s or 24 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 792 57.0%
Denmark 345 24.8%
Austria 44 3.2%
Japan 41 2.9%
Italy 36 2.6%
Australia 28 2.0%
United States 27 1.9%
Norway 23 1.7%
Switzerland 15 1.1%
China 11 0.8%
United Kingdom 8 0.6%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Czechia 5 0.4%
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 1259 90.6%
Multi-cache 63 4.5%
Unknown Cache 56 4.0%
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 733 52.7%
Small 425 30.6%
Regular 159 11.4%
Other 55 4.0%
Not chosen 13 0.9%
Large 5 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 7.3 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 18.3 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 13.4 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 16.8 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 17.3 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 9.6 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.4 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 6.7 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.5 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – – – – – – – 8 0.6 0.04
Σ 89 61 75 97 118 119 82 231 180 105 120 113 1390   0.44

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 2 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 89 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 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 75 20/31
Apr 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 3 12 1 21 2 14 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   97 14/30
May 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 9 1 0 2 13 0 6 6 4 11 0 1 0 10 17 3 2 0 1 4 118 18/31
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 16 0 82 23/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 1 0 14 16 47 19 20 8 5 1 4 0 1 17 1 8 3 1 2 6 231 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 0 4 10 5 7 0 1 5 105 19/31
Nov 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 7 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   120 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 7 6 1 11 6 6 113 23/31
Σ 34 50 44 48 28 47 52 40 46 31 50 57 41 49 52 110 55 66 52 41 36 22 23 18 64 60 28 23 44 52 27 1390  

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 2 2 4 0 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 7 9 7 1 5 3 3 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 27/31
Feb 0 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 7 0 8 5 7 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 7 5 1     24/29
Mar 7 1 1 1 4 8 5 2 1 3 4 1 5 2 3 19 2 1 18 4 5 5 2 5 7 9 0 1 1 6 3 30/31
Apr 2 0 18 2 11 2 2 3 1 5 3 2 5 11 1 4 9 19 5 1 3 5 10 3 3 1 3 0 12 3   28/30
May 5 5 4 1 3 12 2 3 0 6 3 3 22 4 6 5 0 3 7 6 15 1 2 6 3 5 11 10 16 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 4 0 8 8 25 6 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 1 0 2 5 8 2 2 5 1 4 2 5 13 2 5 4   28/30
Jul 6 3 1 2 4 1 1 7 3 7 11 2 5 9 2 3 1 1 10 4 4 7 2 4 3 9 1 2 5 3 7 31/31
Aug 6 4 4 3 4 2 4 1 4 11 5 1 2 5 6 5 1 3 3 4 5 11 3 19 1 7 0 5 4 3 8 30/31
Sep 9 2 2 2 4 6 1 2 3 2 3 2 0 7 8 15 4 3 0 5 6 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 2 6   28/30
Oct 8 1 4 1 2 3 8 3 4 2 2 10 4 5 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 5 3 5 0 1 4 1 0 0 7 28/31
Nov 2 2 1 2 0 3 3 1 2 3 7 0 3 2 0 2 0 3 18 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 2   25/30
Dec 1 0 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 11 26/31