Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

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.

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