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 2018-11-12

I’ve found 1331 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 42 117 47 10 5 2 1 0 1 225 1.63
D2.0 43 160 177 47 57 16 11 3 1 515 2.03
D2.5 17 68 57 27 19 14 4 1 3 210 2.10
D3.0 16 30 33 20 24 4 2 4 1 134 2.19
D3.5 5 11 12 7 5 2 3 3 1 49 2.36
D4.0 3 10 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 29 2.28
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 203 456 342 124 117 45 24 12 8 1331 1.94
∅D 1.78 2.00 2.21 2.42 2.41 2.59 2.46 2.92 2.81 2.14 2.04

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.14 to a difficulty average of ~2.20 it takes: 276 D2.5s, 104 D3.0s, 64 D3.5s, 47 D4.0s, 37 D4.5s or 30 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.94 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 81170 T2.0s, 163 T2.5s, 82 T3.0s, 55 T3.5s, 41 T4.0s, 33 T4.5s or 28 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 739 55.5%
Denmark 345 25.9%
Austria 44 3.3%
Japan 41 3.1%
Italy 36 2.7%
Australia 28 2.1%
United States 27 2.0%
Norway 23 1.7%
Switzerland 15 1.1%
China 11 0.8%
United Kingdom 8 0.6%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Netherlands 3 0.2%
Romania 2 0.2%
France 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1203 90.4%
Multi-cache 61 4.6%
Unknown Cache 55 4.1%
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 703 52.8%
Small 404 30.4%
Regular 153 11.5%
Other 54 4.1%
Not chosen 13 1.0%
Large 4 0.3%

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 19.2 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 14.0 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 17.6 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 18.0 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 10.1 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.7 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 2 – – 91 6.8 0.29
Σ 81 60 65 92 110 99 82 226 180 105 119 112 1331   0.52

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 1 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 1     60 13/29
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 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 65 19/31
Apr 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 3 12 1 21 2 14 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   92 13/30
May 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 9 1 0 2 13 0 0 6 4 11 0 0 0 10 17 3 2 0 1 4 110 16/31
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 3 15 0 0 0 6 17   99 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 19 6 3 1 4 0 1 17 1 8 3 1 2 6 226 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 0 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 7 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   119 23/30
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 5 7 6 1 11 6 6 112 23/31
Σ 33 42 44 43 27 47 52 26 36 30 50 57 41 49 52 110 55 59 50 39 36 22 21 16 64 56 28 23 44 52 27 1331  

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 32/36
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 5 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 1     24/29
Mar 6 1 1 1 4 8 5 2 1 3 4 1 5 2 3 19 2 1 18 4 4 5 2 5 7 9 0 1 1 6 3 30/31
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 12 3   28/30
May 5 5 4 1 3 12 2 2 0 6 3 2 22 4 5 5 0 3 7 4 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 3 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 4 3 7 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 7 0 5 4 3 8 30/31
Sep 9 2 2 2 4 6 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 7 8 15 4 2 0 5 5 1 2 2 12 1 7 3 2 6   28/30
Oct 8 1 4 0 2 3 8 3 4 2 2 10 4 5 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 5 0 1 4 1 0 0 7 27/31
Nov 2 2 1 2 0 3 3 1 2 3 6 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 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