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 2022-06-17

I’ve found 1547 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 42 121 53 11 7 3 1 0 1 239 1.66
D2.0 46 213 228 59 63 18 12 3 1 643 2.00
D2.5 18 68 64 35 24 18 7 2 4 240 2.20
D3.0 21 29 39 24 25 4 5 4 2 153 2.22
D3.5 4 13 17 8 6 3 1 4 1 57 2.33
D4.0 3 10 5 4 3 3 2 1 0 31 2.26
D4.5 1 3 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 15 2.10
D5.0 3 14 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 23 1.89
Σ 212 526 420 151 132 53 29 14 10 1547 1.96
∅D 1.80 2.07 2.22 2.40 2.39 2.56 2.43 2.93 2.80 2.17 2.06

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.17 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 1001 D2.5s, 287 D3.0s, 168 D3.5s, 119 D4.0s, 92 D4.5s or 75 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.96 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -2203 T2.0s, 545 T2.5s, 243 T3.0s, 156 T3.5s, 115 T4.0s, 91 T4.5s or 76 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 938 60.6%
Denmark 345 22.3%
Austria 44 2.8%
Japan 41 2.7%
Italy 36 2.3%
United States 36 2.3%
Australia 28 1.8%
Norway 23 1.5%
Switzerland 15 1.0%
China 11 0.7%
United Kingdom 8 0.5%
Sweden 7 0.5%
Czechia 5 0.3%
Netherlands 3 0.2%
Spain 2 0.1%
Romania 2 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1405 90.8%
Multi-cache 72 4.7%
Unknown Cache 58 3.7%
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 818 52.9%
Small 479 31.0%
Regular 176 11.4%
Other 55 3.6%
Not chosen 13 0.8%
Large 6 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 6.6 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 16.5 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 12.0 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 15.1 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 15.5 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 8.7 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 5.8 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 6.0 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.2 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.7 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 2 39 0 5 23 0 94 6.1 0.26
2022 2 6 0 24 2 11 – – – – – – – – – – – – 45 2.9 0.25
Σ 92 67 83 137 124 130 84 282 180 110 143 115 1547   0.40

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 5 0 92 15/31
Feb 3 15 5 0 1 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 5 0 1 1 0 1     67 15/29
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 17 14 17 21 4 15 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   137 15/30
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 4 0 1 4 124 20/31
Jun 1 0 0 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   130 16/30
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 17 1 84 24/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 2 0 28 18 49 24 27 25 8 1 4 0 1 17 1 8 3 1 2 6 282 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 5 4 10 5 7 0 1 5 110 20/31
Nov 15 10 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 13 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   143 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 46 55 44 48 29 52 52 42 63 33 66 58 48 65 55 121 63 74 69 44 45 22 23 23 64 61 29 25 45 55 28 1547  

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 3 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 3 0 2 1 0 5 3 7 5 2     24/29
Mar 7 2 1 1 4 8 5 2 2 3 4 1 6 3 3 24 2 1 18 5 5 5 3 5 7 9 1 3 2 8 3 31/31
Apr 2 1 18 3 11 2 3 3 4 6 3 2 9 11 6 5 22 19 5 1 3 7 11 7 4 1 3 0 13 4   29/30
May 5 5 4 2 3 12 2 3 0 6 4 3 22 4 6 5 0 3 8 6 15 3 2 6 3 5 11 10 16 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 4 1 8 9 25 6 1 3 5 2 3 3 5 1 0 5 5 9 2 2 5 1 4 2 6 13 2 6 4   29/30
Jul 6 3 1 2 4 2 1 7 3 7 12 3 5 9 2 3 1 1 10 4 4 8 3 4 4 9 1 2 5 3 8 31/31
Aug 7 4 5 4 4 2 5 1 4 12 5 1 2 6 7 5 1 3 3 4 5 11 3 19 1 8 1 5 4 3 8 31/31
Sep 9 3 3 2 4 6 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 7 8 15 4 3 0 5 7 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 4 6   29/30
Oct 8 1 4 2 2 3 8 4 4 2 2 10 5 5 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 5 3 5 1 2 7 2 0 0 7 29/31
Nov 14 2 1 3 0 3 3 1 2 3 7 0 14 2 1 2 0 3 19 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 3   26/30
Dec 1 0 2 1 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 4 2 2 2 11 27/31