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 71 1.73
D1.5 42 114 49 11 5 2 1 0 1 183 1.79
D2.0 43 182 193 52 58 16 11 3 1 516 2.10
D2.5 18 60 60 30 21 16 6 1 3 197 2.27
D3.0 16 27 35 20 24 5 3 4 1 119 2.39
D3.5 5 11 12 7 6 3 1 4 1 45 2.52
D4.0 3 10 4 4 3 3 2 1 0 27 2.41
D4.5 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 13 2.19
D5.0 3 9 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 15 2.20
Σ 131 416 359 128 119 48 24 13 8 1317 2.00
∅D 2.22 2.17 2.23 2.46 2.44 2.65 2.46 2.96 2.81 2.21 2.11

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.21 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 552 D2.5s, 159 D3.0s, 93 D3.5s, 66 D4.0s, 51 D4.5s or 42 D5.0s;
to get from ~2.00 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -1306 T2.0s, 323 T2.5s, 144 T3.0s, 93 T3.5s, 69 T4.0s, 54 T4.5s or 45 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 792 60.1%
Denmark 345 26.2%
Austria 44 3.3%
Japan 41 3.1%
Italy 36 2.7%
Australia 28 2.1%
United States 27 2.1%
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 0.2%
Slovakia 1 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1259 95.6%
Multi-cache 63 4.8%
Unknown Cache 56 4.3%
Earthcache 6 0.5%
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 55.7%
Small 425 32.3%
Regular 159 12.1%
Other 55 4.2%
Not chosen 13 1.0%
Large 5 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 7.7 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 19.4 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 14.1 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 17.8 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 18.2 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 10.2 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.8 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 7.1 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.7 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – – – 8 0.6 0.03
Σ 87 61 66 97 99 72 62 198 155 55 93 38 1288   0.39

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 31 39 31 43 26 43 39 38 43 22 49 54 34 35 49 106 52 62 41 34 32 18 19 13 61 52 27 13 41 49 21 1317  

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