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 2021-08-21

I’ve found 1474 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 42 120 51 10 6 3 1 0 1 234 1.65
D2.0 45 198 210 57 61 18 11 3 1 604 2.01
D2.5 17 65 62 33 22 17 7 2 3 228 2.19
D3.0 18 27 38 23 25 4 5 4 1 145 2.23
D3.5 4 13 13 8 6 3 1 4 1 53 2.36
D4.0 3 10 5 4 3 3 2 1 0 31 2.26
D4.5 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 2.11
D5.0 3 10 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 19 1.97
Σ 207 501 392 145 127 52 28 14 8 1474 1.96
∅D 1.78 2.04 2.21 2.41 2.41 2.56 2.45 2.93 2.81 2.16 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 ~2.16 to a difficulty average of ~2.30 it takes: 1051 D2.5s, 302 D3.0s, 176 D3.5s, 125 D4.0s, 96 D4.5s or 79 D5.0s;
to get from ~1.96 to a terrain average of ~2.10 it takes: -2130 T2.0s, 527 T2.5s, 235 T3.0s, 151 T3.5s, 111 T4.0s, 88 T4.5s or 73 T5.0s;
there are 9 holes in the matrix

Country overview

Country Count Share
Germany 876 59.4%
Denmark 345 23.4%
Austria 44 3.0%
Japan 41 2.8%
Italy 36 2.4%
Australia 28 1.9%
United States 27 1.8%
Norway 23 1.6%
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%
Romania 2 0.1%
Slovakia 1 0.1%
France 1 0.1%
Mexico 1 0.1%

Cache type overview

Cache type Count Share
Traditional Cache 1337 90.7%
Multi-cache 69 4.7%
Unknown Cache 56 3.8%
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 775 52.6%
Small 459 31.1%
Regular 166 11.3%
Other 55 3.7%
Not chosen 13 0.9%
Large 6 0.4%

Cache history

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Σ % ∅/day
2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 27 75 102 6.9 2.49
2012 2 0 9 0 19 47 20 33 25 50 42 8 255 17.3 0.70
2013 36 39 16 19 6 15 0 23 6 12 3 11 186 12.6 0.51
2014 19 0 3 0 0 4 10 85 71 4 32 6 234 15.9 0.64
2015 17 6 23 35 12 10 31 26 49 19 12 0 240 16.3 0.66
2016 7 14 0 12 24 17 5 20 17 10 1 7 134 9.1 0.37
2017 0 0 2 17 20 5 15 6 12 7 0 5 89 6.0 0.24
2018 0 1 12 9 29 1 1 33 0 3 3 1 93 6.3 0.25
2019 0 1 10 5 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 49 3.3 0.13
2020 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 26 1.8 0.07
2021 1 0 8 16 0 0 2 39 0 0 – – – – 66 4.5 0.23
Σ 90 61 83 113 122 119 84 282 180 105 120 115 1474   0.41

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 3 0 90 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 5 0 1 0 0 1     61 13/29
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 16 14 1 21 2 14 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   113 14/30
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 2 0 1 4 122 20/31
Jun 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 13 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 17 11 5 0 0 0 4 3 15 0 0 0 6 17   119 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 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 0 4 10 5 7 0 1 5 105 19/31
Nov 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 4 8 4 16 4 9 9 7 7 9 0 2 0 8 3 0 3 3   120 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 34 50 44 48 29 52 52 40 62 33 50 58 41 63 54 112 61 74 69 44 39 22 23 18 64 61 28 23 45 53 28 1474  

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 0 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 3 0 7 9 7 1 5 3 4 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 28/31
Feb 0 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 2 7 0 8 6 7 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 7 5 1     24/29
Mar 7 2 1 1 4 8 5 2 2 3 4 1 5 3 3 24 2 1 18 5 5 5 2 5 7 9 0 2 2 7 3 30/31
Apr 2 1 18 3 11 2 2 3 4 5 3 2 9 11 4 4 20 19 5 1 3 6 10 4 3 1 3 0 12 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 2 2 6 3 5 11 10 16 2 3 29/31
Jun 5 4 0 8 9 25 6 1 3 5 2 3 3 5 1 0 5 5 9 2 2 5 1 4 2 5 13 2 6 4   28/30
Jul 6 3 1 2 4 1 1 7 3 7 12 2 5 9 2 3 1 1 10 4 4 8 3 4 3 9 1 2 5 3 7 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 2 2 4 6 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 7 8 15 4 3 0 5 6 1 12 2 12 1 7 3 3 6   29/30
Oct 8 1 4 1 2 3 8 4 4 2 2 10 5 5 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 5 3 5 1 1 4 1 0 0 7 29/31
Nov 2 2 1 3 0 3 3 1 2 3 7 0 3 2 1 2 0 3 18 2 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 2   26/30
Dec 1 0 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 1 2 2 11 26/31