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 2017-04-15

I’ve found 1167 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 9 6 1 1 0 1 219 1.62
D2.0 43 145 141 39 27 9 9 2 1 416 1.93
D2.5 16 51 49 24 15 10 5 1 3 174 2.13
D3.0 15 25 32 16 21 3 1 4 2 119 2.20
D3.5 4 10 13 7 5 2 2 2 1 46 2.32
D4.0 3 9 2 3 3 3 1 1 0 25 2.24
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 199 417 292 107 81 32 20 10 9 1167 1.89
∅D 1.77 1.96 2.23 2.43 2.52 2.75 2.35 2.95 2.83 2.12 2.00

D1.0 and D1.5 are shaded as I try to follow a D2+ quality cache policy (few exceptions apply);
to get from ~2.12 to a difficulty average of ~2.20 it takes: 305 D2.5s, 115 D3.0s, 71 D3.5s, 51 D4.0s, 40 D4.5s or 33 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.89 to a terrain average of ~2.00 it takes: 131834 T2.0s, 264 T2.5s, 132 T3.0s, 88 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 630 54.0%
Denmark 345 29.6%
Japan 41 3.5%
Italy 30 2.6%
Australia 28 2.4%
United States 27 2.3%
Norway 23 2.0%
Switzerland 15 1.3%
China 11 0.9%
United Kingdom 8 0.7%
Sweden 7 0.6%
France 1 0.1%
Austria 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1046 89.6%
Multi-cache 58 5.0%
Unknown Cache 51 4.4%
Earthcache 6 0.5%
Letterbox Hybrid 4 0.3%
Webcam Cache 1 0.1%
Giga-Event Cache 1 0.1%

Cache container overview

Container size Count Share
Micro 614 52.6%
Small 337 28.9%
Regular 151 12.9%
Other 46 3.9%
Not chosen 15 1.3%
Large 4 0.3%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 8.7 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 21.9 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 15.9 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 20.1 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 20.6 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 11.5 0.37
2017 0 0 2 14 0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 16 1.4 0.13
Σ 81 59 53 80 61 93 66 187 168 95 117 107 1167   0.59

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   80 12/30
May 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 13 0 0 6 4 11 0 0 0 10 0 3 2 0 0 4 61 12/31
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 15 11 5 0 0 0 4 2 15 0 0 0 6 17   93 13/30
Jul 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 2 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 4 2 0 3 16 0 66 21/31
Aug 0 5 10 11 2 6 1 3 10 4 5 1 0 14 15 45 0 15 1 0 1 2 0 1 17 0 8 2 0 2 6 187 24/31
Sep 4 14 2 9 10 14 15 8 11 5 6 1 11 2 14 11 6 0 5 6 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0   168 22/30
Oct 1 0 0 12 5 6 17 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 2 0 4 10 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 10 5 7 0 0 0 95 16/31
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 43 41 26 47 52 23 32 30 28 47 41 40 42 105 34 55 45 36 36 20 16 15 47 38 28 22 33 49 21 1167  

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 1 3 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 7 9 7 1 4 2 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 5 5 0     22/29
Mar 6 1 1 1 4 7 4 2 1 3 4 0 3 2 3 1 2 1 18 4 4 5 2 5 7 8 0 1 1 6 3 29/31
Apr 2 0 18 2 10 2 2 3 1 4 3 2 5 11 1 3 9 19 4 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 4 0 3 7 4 15 1 1 6 3 5 11 3 1 2 3 29/31
Jun 3 4 0 8 7 25 5 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 1 0 2 5 2 1 2 2 1 4 2 4 13 2 2 3   28/30
Jul 6 2 1 2 4 1 1 7 3 6 11 2 5 9 2 3 1 1 10 4 4 7 2 4 3 4 1 2 3 3 6 31/31
Aug 3 2 4 3 4 2 4 1 4 11 5 1 2 4 6 5 1 3 3 4 5 0 3 19 1 6 0 5 4 3 6 29/31
Sep 9 2 2 2 4 6 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 6 6 15 4 2 0 5 5 1 2 2 8 1 7 2 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 3 1 0 0 7 27/31
Nov 2 2 1 2 0 3 3 0 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 18 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1   24/30
Dec 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 2 3 24/31