What is Geocaching?

Click here to go to the Geocaching.com web site. Sample cache.  Many caches are contained in plastic pretzel jars, tupperware, or ammo boxes. Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. Individuals set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet using the geocaching.com web site. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

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Cache-to-Cache Distance

Results exclude failed to find (DNF) attempts.
  • 7/29/2010 - 100,000 miles - This "Hit the Bullseye" making this the 2742 cache found. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=a76314c4-1014-400c-b629-e00ee7863031 is a special cache for me since it marks a significant milestone. I finally hit the 100,000 mile mark for cache-to-cache distance (100,096 to be exact) . It only took me 9 years of caching including traveling to 26 US States and 13 countries.
  • 12/31/2011 - 117,511 Miles with 3010 caches and an average distance between caches at 39.04 miles.
  • 12/31/2012 - 134,796 Miles with 3132 caches and an average distance of 43.03 miles between caches. Average distance between 122 caches for 2012: 141.68 miles.
  • 12/31/2013 - 151,078 Miles with 3214 caches and an average distance of 47.00 miles between caches. Average distance between 82 caches for 2013: 199.14
  • DNF Stats (Did not Find)

    As of 12/31/2013:
  • 6.29% or 216 Total DNFs of 3430 find attempts
  • 2.39% DNFs were the result of missing caches
  • 3.18% of DNFs were the result of being out smarted by the hider.
  • All other DNFs 0.73% are the result of a valid reason for not finding the cache that was there. (Muggles in the area, coordinates off by more than 60 feet, less than 10 minute search.)


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