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 2017-06-19

I’ve found 1195 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 43 152 142 40 28 9 9 2 1 426 1.93
D2.5 16 64 51 24 15 11 4 1 3 189 2.08
D3.0 15 28 32 16 21 3 2 4 2 123 2.20
D3.5 4 9 12 7 5 2 2 2 1 44 2.34
D4.0 3 8 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 25 2.26
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 199 438 295 109 82 33 20 10 9 1195 1.88
∅D 1.77 1.98 2.23 2.41 2.52 2.74 2.38 2.95 2.83 2.12 2.00

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.12 to a difficulty average of ~2.20 it takes: 297 D2.5s, 112 D3.0s, 69 D3.5s, 50 D4.0s, 39 D4.5s or 32 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.88 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 138806 T2.0s, 278 T2.5s, 139 T3.0s, 93 T3.5s, 70 T4.0s, 56 T4.5s or 47 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 656 54.9%
Denmark 345 28.9%
Japan 41 3.4%
Italy 30 2.5%
Australia 28 2.3%
United States 27 2.3%
Norway 23 1.9%
Switzerland 15 1.3%
China 11 0.9%
United Kingdom 8 0.7%
Sweden 7 0.6%
Romania 2 0.2%
France 1 0.1%
Austria 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1074 89.9%
Multi-cache 58 4.9%
Unknown Cache 51 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 632 52.9%
Small 348 29.1%
Regular 150 12.6%
Other 46 3.8%
Not chosen 15 1.3%
Large 4 0.3%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 8.5 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 21.3 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 15.6 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 19.6 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 20.1 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 11.2 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 – – – – – – – – – – – – 44 3.7 0.25
Σ 81 59 53 83 81 98 66 187 168 95 117 107 1195   0.58

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 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 4 2 0 3 16 0 66 21/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 1 0 14 15 45 0 15 1 0 1 2 0 1 17 0 8 2 0 2 6 187 24/31
Sep 4 14 2 9 10 14 15 8 11 5 6 1 11 2 14 11 6 0 5 6 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0   168 22/30
Oct 1 0 0 12 5 6 17 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 2 0 4 10 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 10 5 7 0 0 0 95 16/31
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 43 41 26 47 52 23 32 30 28 49 41 40 42 108 36 55 45 36 36 20 19 15 47 55 28 22 33 50 21 1195  

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 1 3 1 1 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 0 1 0 2 3 5 5 0     22/29
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 10 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 5 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 1 0 2 5 2 1 2 2 1 4 2 4 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 4 1 2 3 3 6 31/31
Aug 3 2 4 3 4 2 4 1 4 11 5 1 2 4 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 0 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 18 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1   24/30
Dec 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 2 3 24/31