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 2017-11-05

I’ve found 1235 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 72 55 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 143 1.36
D1.5 42 117 42 10 6 1 1 0 1 220 1.62
D2.0 44 154 155 42 30 13 10 3 1 452 1.96
D2.5 17 64 53 25 15 11 4 1 3 193 2.08
D3.0 15 28 35 16 22 3 2 4 2 127 2.20
D3.5 5 11 12 7 5 2 3 3 1 49 2.36
D4.0 3 8 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 26 2.33
D4.5 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 2.11
D5.0 3 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 11 2.32
Σ 202 442 313 112 85 37 23 12 9 1235 1.90
∅D 1.78 1.98 2.23 2.41 2.51 2.66 2.48 2.92 2.83 2.13 2.02

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.13 to a difficulty average of ~2.20 it takes: 272 D2.5s, 103 D3.0s, 63 D3.5s, 46 D4.0s, 36 D4.5s or 30 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.90 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 122266 T2.0s, 245 T2.5s, 123 T3.0s, 82 T3.5s, 62 T4.0s, 49 T4.5s or 41 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 680 55.1%
Denmark 345 27.9%
Japan 41 3.3%
Italy 36 2.9%
Australia 28 2.3%
United States 27 2.2%
Norway 23 1.9%
Switzerland 15 1.2%
China 11 0.9%
Austria 10 0.8%
United Kingdom 8 0.6%
Sweden 7 0.6%
Romania 2 0.2%
France 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1111 90.0%
Multi-cache 59 4.8%
Unknown Cache 53 4.3%
Earthcache 6 0.5%
Letterbox Hybrid 4 0.3%
Giga-Event Cache 1 0.1%
Webcam Cache 1 0.1%

Cache container overview

Container size Count Share
Micro 652 52.8%
Small 364 29.5%
Regular 151 12.2%
Other 49 4.0%
Not chosen 15 1.2%
Large 4 0.3%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 8.3 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 20.6 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 15.1 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 18.9 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 19.4 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 10.9 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 0 84 6.8 0.23
Σ 81 59 53 83 81 98 81 193 180 102 117 107 1235   0.56

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 3 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 81 15/31
Feb 3 15 5 0 0 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 1     59 12/29
Mar 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 10 2 2 6 53 19/31
Apr 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 3 12 1 21 2 5 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   83 13/30
May 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 13 0 0 6 4 11 0 0 0 10 17 3 2 0 1 4 81 15/31
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 2 15 0 0 0 6 17   98 14/30
Jul 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 5 1 11 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 4 2 0 3 16 0 81 23/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 1 0 14 16 47 0 15 1 0 1 3 0 1 17 0 8 3 1 2 6 193 25/31
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 1 10 5 7 0 1 5 102 19/31
Nov 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 7 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   117 22/30
Dec 3 0 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 9 3 7 9 0 9 0 0 6 2 5 1 1 2 1 7 6 1 11 6 5 107 23/31
Σ 33 42 44 41 26 47 52 25 36 30 28 50 41 40 52 110 36 55 45 36 36 21 21 15 56 55 28 23 34 51 26 1235  

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 31/36
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 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 7 9 7 1 4 3 3 6 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 27/31
Feb 0 4 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 5 0 8 5 7 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 7 5 0     23/29
Mar 6 1 1 1 4 8 4 2 1 3 4 0 3 2 3 19 2 1 18 4 4 5 2 5 7 9 0 1 1 6 3 29/31
Apr 2 0 18 2 11 2 2 3 1 4 3 2 5 11 1 3 9 19 5 1 3 5 3 3 2 1 2 0 2 3   28/30
May 5 5 4 1 3 12 2 2 0 6 3 1 4 4 5 5 0 3 7 4 15 1 1 6 3 5 11 3 1 2 3 29/31
Jun 3 4 0 8 7 25 6 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 1 0 2 5 2 2 2 2 1 4 2 5 13 2 2 3   28/30
Jul 6 2 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 3 3 6 31/31
Aug 5 4 4 3 4 2 4 1 4 11 5 1 2 5 6 5 1 3 3 4 5 1 3 19 1 6 0 5 4 3 6 30/31
Sep 9 2 2 2 4 6 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 7 6 15 4 2 0 5 5 1 2 2 8 1 7 3 2 6   28/30
Oct 8 1 4 0 2 3 2 3 4 2 2 10 4 5 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 5 0 1 4 1 0 0 7 27/31
Nov 2 2 1 2 0 3 3 1 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 18 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1   25/30
Dec 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 11 25/31