By the numbers
Wow. That is all i can say... wow....
I was rolling through the numbers and statistics of Utah caches, and all the work I have been doing. I have not updated my stats page yet, but here is what I have.
In Oct 09-March 10 I looked at about 1950 caches 11 day
In Sept 10-April 11 I looked at 2500 caches 11 day
What is surprising is this year is with a second reviewer. My first year I averaged about 14/day, this year 13/day. But once again, two reviewers since last fall, and a busy May is still to go that I would guess will push that number up.
Since September (8 months) We have seen
- 2,000 more traditional caches in the state
- 300 more Mystery caches
- 50 more letterboxes
- 25 more multi caches
- A drop of 9 in the number of Earthcaches to 141
- A drop of 1 in wherigo caches to 4
The total is a total of 2400 new caches in the state, we are approaching 21500 now. So many so fast. I think we are seeing an increase in all types, back country, desert, city, and trails. A mix of them all.
I remember starting and thinking, man there are a lot, and that was then.
Another idea of how much work we do is the number of notes we leave on caches. My first year I listed 1200 notes, I am at 1100 now. Those are almost all caches that we are working on. Caches that we respond to issues with, not counting emails, that i don't track.
In all, it is busy and fun, and only getting busier.
I will update my stats soon. Enjoy all.