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 2018-08-02

I’ve found 1293 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 56 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 145 1.36
D1.5 42 118 45 10 5 2 1 0 1 224 1.63
D2.0 43 154 171 43 51 14 11 3 1 491 2.01
D2.5 17 65 57 25 15 13 4 1 3 200 2.08
D3.0 16 29 33 19 22 4 2 4 1 130 2.18
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 203 448 334 117 105 42 24 12 8 1293 1.92
∅D 1.78 1.99 2.21 2.43 2.42 2.62 2.46 2.92 2.81 2.13 2.03

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: 282 D2.5s, 106 D3.0s, 66 D3.5s, 48 D4.0s, 37 D4.5s or 31 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.92 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 97208 T2.0s, 195 T2.5s, 98 T3.0s, 65 T3.5s, 49 T4.0s, 39 T4.5s or 33 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 737 57.0%
Denmark 345 26.7%
Japan 41 3.2%
Italy 36 2.8%
Australia 28 2.2%
United States 27 2.1%
Norway 23 1.8%
Switzerland 15 1.2%
China 11 0.9%
Austria 11 0.9%
United Kingdom 8 0.6%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Romania 2 0.2%
France 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1167 90.3%
Multi-cache 60 4.6%
Unknown Cache 54 4.2%
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 683 52.8%
Small 390 30.2%
Regular 151 11.7%
Other 50 3.9%
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 7.9 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 19.7 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 14.4 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 18.1 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 18.6 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 10.4 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.9 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 0 0 – – – – – – 53 4.1 0.20
Σ 81 60 65 92 110 99 82 193 180 102 117 112 1293   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 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 5 7 6 1 11 6 6 112 23/31
Σ 33 42 44 41 27 47 52 26 36 30 50 57 41 49 52 110 36 55 45 36 36 21 21 16 61 55 28 23 44 52 27 1293  

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 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 1     24/29
Mar 6 1 1 1 4 8 4 2 1 3 4 1 4 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 4 4 5 5 0 3 7 4 15 1 1 6 3 5 11 10 16 2 3 29/31
Jun 3 4 0 8 7 25 6 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 1 0 2 5 8 2 2 5 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 7 15 4 2 0 5 5 1 2 2 8 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