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 2017-10-13

I’ve found 1229 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 45 154 153 42 29 9 10 3 1 446 1.94
D2.5 17 64 53 25 15 11 4 1 3 193 2.08
D3.0 15 29 35 16 22 3 2 4 2 128 2.20
D3.5 5 10 12 7 5 2 3 3 1 48 2.38
D4.0 3 8 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 26 2.33
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 203 442 311 112 84 33 23 12 9 1229 1.89
∅D 1.78 1.98 2.23 2.41 2.52 2.74 2.48 2.92 2.83 2.13 2.01

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: 270 D2.5s, 102 D3.0s, 63 D3.5s, 46 D4.0s, 36 D4.5s or 29 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.89 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 130272 T2.0s, 261 T2.5s, 131 T3.0s, 87 T3.5s, 66 T4.0s, 53 T4.5s or 44 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 680 55.3%
Denmark 345 28.1%
Japan 41 3.3%
Italy 36 2.9%
Australia 28 2.3%
United States 27 2.2%
Norway 23 1.9%
Switzerland 15 1.2%
China 11 0.9%
United Kingdom 8 0.7%
Sweden 7 0.6%
Austria 4 0.3%
Romania 2 0.2%
France 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1105 89.9%
Multi-cache 59 4.8%
Unknown Cache 53 4.3%
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 646 52.6%
Small 362 29.5%
Regular 153 12.4%
Other 49 4.0%
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 8.3 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 20.7 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 15.1 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 19.0 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 19.5 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 10.9 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 1 – – – – 78 6.3 0.27
Σ 81 59 53 83 81 98 81 193 180 96 117 107 1229   0.57

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 2 4 0 0 1 5 1 11 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 4 2 0 3 16 0 81 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 0 0 96 17/31
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 44 41 26 47 52 25 36 30 28 50 41 40 52 110 36 55 45 36 36 21 21 15 56 55 28 23 34 50 21 1229  

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 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 0 1 0 2 3 7 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 11 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 6 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 1 0 2 5 2 2 2 2 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 4 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 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 1 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 18 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1   25/30
Dec 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 11 25/31