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 2021-04-20

I’ve found 1433 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 74 55 7 6 2 1 1 0 0 146 1.36
D1.5 42 120 51 10 5 3 1 0 1 233 1.65
D2.0 43 187 200 55 60 17 11 3 1 577 2.02
D2.5 17 62 61 32 23 17 7 2 3 224 2.20
D3.0 17 27 35 22 25 4 4 4 1 139 2.23
D3.5 4 13 12 8 6 3 1 4 1 52 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 204 486 376 141 126 51 27 14 8 1433 1.96
∅D 1.77 2.03 2.20 2.41 2.42 2.57 2.43 2.93 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: 1060 D2.5s, 304 D3.0s, 178 D3.5s, 126 D4.0s, 97 D4.5s or 79 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.96 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -2049 T2.0s, 506 T2.5s, 226 T3.0s, 145 T3.5s, 107 T4.0s, 85 T4.5s or 70 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 835 58.3%
Denmark 345 24.1%
Austria 44 3.1%
Japan 41 2.9%
Italy 36 2.5%
Australia 28 2.0%
United States 27 1.9%
Norway 23 1.6%
Switzerland 15 1.0%
China 11 0.8%
United Kingdom 8 0.6%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Czechia 5 0.3%
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 1299 90.6%
Multi-cache 66 4.6%
Unknown Cache 56 3.9%
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 752 52.5%
Small 445 31.1%
Regular 162 11.3%
Other 55 3.8%
Not chosen 13 0.9%
Large 6 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 7.1 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 17.8 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 13.0 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 16.3 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 16.7 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 9.4 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.2 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 6.5 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.4 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.8 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 0 – – – – – – – – – – 25 1.7 0.12
Σ 90 61 83 113 122 119 82 243 180 105 120 115 1433   0.41

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 3 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 90 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 5 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 83 21/31
Apr 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 16 14 1 21 2 14 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   113 14/30
May 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 22 9 1 0 2 13 1 6 6 4 11 0 1 0 10 17 3 2 0 1 4 122 20/31
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 2 0 14 16 47 19 20 19 5 1 4 0 1 17 1 8 3 1 2 6 243 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 8 6 1 12 6 6 115 23/31
Σ 34 50 44 48 29 52 52 40 62 33 50 58 41 49 52 110 56 67 63 41 39 22 23 18 64 61 28 23 45 52 27 1433  

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