Geocaching

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 2024-03-08

I’ve found 1678 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 56 7 6 2 1 1 0 2 149 1.41
D1.5 42 128 54 11 8 3 2 0 5 253 1.73
D2.0 50 232 242 66 68 19 13 3 5 698 2.02
D2.5 19 71 71 41 26 19 7 3 6 263 2.23
D3.0 21 30 43 27 28 5 7 5 3 169 2.29
D3.5 6 16 19 8 7 4 1 4 2 67 2.31
D4.0 4 10 6 4 3 3 2 1 0 33 2.21
D4.5 1 10 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 23 1.93
D5.0 3 14 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 23 1.89
Σ 220 567 449 168 144 57 33 16 24 1678 1.99
∅D 1.84 2.10 2.23 2.41 2.40 2.57 2.42 2.91 2.31 2.19 2.09

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.19 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 915 D2.5s, 263 D3.0s, 153 D3.5s, 109 D4.0s, 84 D4.5s or 69 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.99 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -1799 T2.0s, 445 T2.5s, 198 T3.0s, 128 T3.5s, 94 T4.0s, 75 T4.5s or 62 T5.0s;
there are 8 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Found caches in 21 countries.

Country Count Share
Germany 1004 59.8%
Denmark 345 20.6%
Italy 48 2.9%
Austria 47 2.8%
United States 44 2.6%
Japan 41 2.4%
Iceland 40 2.4%
Australia 28 1.7%
Norway 23 1.4%
Switzerland 15 0.9%
China 11 0.7%
United Kingdom 8 0.5%
Sweden 7 0.4%
Czechia 5 0.3%
Netherlands 3 0.2%
Spain 2 0.1%
Romania 2 0.1%
Bulgaria 2 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1533 91.4%
Multi-cache 74 4.4%
Unknown Cache 59 3.5%
Earthcache 6 0.4%
Letterbox Hybrid 4 0.2%
Webcam Cache 1 0.1%
Giga-Event Cache 1 0.1%

Cache container overview

Container size Count Share
Micro 893 53.2%
Small 519 30.9%
Regular 188 11.2%
Other 59 3.5%
Not chosen 12 0.7%
Large 7 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 6.1 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 15.2 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 11.1 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 13.9 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 14.3 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 8.0 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 5.3 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 5.5 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 2.9 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.5 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 2 39 0 5 23 0 94 5.6 0.26
2022 2 6 0 24 2 11 0 9 3 1 7 8 73 4.4 0.20
2023 13 11 4 4 3 17 1 40 2 6 1 0 102 6.1 0.28
2024 0 0 1 0 0 0 – – – – – – – – – – – – 1 0.1 0.01
Σ 105 78 88 141 127 147 85 331 185 117 151 123 1678   0.37

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 12 13 12 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 5 0 105 16/31
Feb 3 15 5 0 1 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 16 0 1 1 0 1     78 15/29
Mar 4 0 2 5 2 5 1 7 1 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 10 12 3 6 88 24/31
Apr 6 0 0 3 6 16 0 0 19 14 17 21 4 15 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   141 15/30
May 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 22 9 1 1 2 13 1 6 6 4 11 0 1 0 10 17 3 4 0 1 4 127 22/31
Jun 16 0 2 0 0 0 4 14 13 0 0 8 0 1 1 10 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 3 15 0 0 0 6 17   147 17/30
Jul 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 5 1 11 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 2 2 1 4 2 0 3 17 1 85 24/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 2 0 30 20 52 27 31 30 9 4 5 2 5 20 5 9 6 4 5 8 331 29/31
Sep 7 14 3 9 10 14 15 8 11 7 6 1 11 2 14 11 6 0 5 6 4 0 8 0 9 0 0 0 4 0   185 23/30
Oct 1 0 0 12 5 6 17 6 0 0 5 1 2 1 2 0 4 10 0 7 0 0 0 5 4 10 5 7 0 1 6 117 21/31
Nov 15 12 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 8 5 8 4 16 5 9 9 7 13 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   151 25/30
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 12 2 13 6 6 123 23/31
Σ 64 58 50 62 29 52 53 48 66 39 66 59 49 68 57 124 67 78 74 45 48 23 26 38 67 65 36 29 49 58 31 1678  

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 3 2 4 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 7 9 7 1 5 3 4 6 3 4 1 1 1 3 2 29/31
Feb 0 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 7 0 8 6 7 0 1 4 0 4 1 0 5 4 7 5 2     24/29
Mar 7 2 1 1 6 10 6 2 5 3 4 1 6 3 3 24 4 1 18 5 5 5 4 6 7 10 3 3 3 8 3 31/31
Apr 2 1 18 3 12 4 3 4 4 7 3 2 9 11 7 6 22 19 5 2 3 7 11 7 4 2 3 0 13 4   29/30
May 5 5 4 3 3 12 3 3 0 6 4 3 22 5 17 5 0 3 8 8 15 3 2 6 3 5 12 10 17 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 5 2 8 9 25 6 1 3 5 8 3 4 5 1 0 6 5 9 2 2 6 2 5 3 6 14 3 7 5   29/30
Jul 6 3 2 2 4 2 1 8 3 7 12 3 5 9 2 3 1 1 11 4 4 8 4 4 4 11 1 3 5 3 8 31/31
Aug 8 4 6 4 5 2 6 3 4 15 18 1 2 6 7 6 1 4 3 4 7 11 3 20 1 9 2 8 4 3 9 31/31
Sep 9 5 3 3 4 6 1 4 4 2 3 2 1 7 8 16 4 3 0 6 7 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 5 7   29/30
Oct 8 1 5 2 2 3 8 5 4 2 2 10 5 6 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 5 3 5 1 2 7 2 0 2 7 30/31
Nov 14 2 2 3 0 3 3 2 2 3 7 0 14 2 2 2 1 3 19 2 4 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 3   27/30
Dec 2 0 3 1 1 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 5 2 2 3 11 27/31