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Haffy
06-01-2006, 03:49 PM
I'm not sure how many of you read the Groundspeak forums regularly but I came across this interesting thread and thought maybe some of you in here would be interested in reading it as well. I'm not taking sides I just wanted to show how others feel about this very subject.

Maybe Brdad can add some of his recent statistics as I know he just loves working with numbers. :D

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=134270&st=0&#entry2251071

parmachenee
06-01-2006, 04:30 PM
I'm not sure how many of you read the Groundspeak forums regularly but I came across this interesting thread and thought maybe some of you in here would be interested in reading it as well. I'm not taking sides I just wanted to show how others feel about this very subject.

Maybe Brdad can add some of his recent statistics as I know he just loves working with numbers. :D

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=134270&st=0&#entry2251071

Isn't this presently being discussed in the Geocaching for numbers...thread??:confused:

WhereRWe?
06-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Sheesh! We never saw a cache we wouldn't log! LOL! :D :D

(And our dislike of micros is WELL known... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: )

tat
06-01-2006, 05:48 PM
It sounds like Geocaching is alive, vibrant and growing!

Thanks to everyone, from the "cruising 'round with top down" hiders to the "hiked where few have gone before" hiders and everyone in between.

Thanks for ALL those caches.

brdad
06-01-2006, 06:22 PM
Maybe Brdad can add some of his recent statistics as I know he just loves working with numbers. :D


I have the stats for all currently listed Maine caches if that's what you want...

Total Caches: 1236

Travel Bugs:
Total TBs: 432
Caches w/TBs: 253 (20.5%)
Most TBs: 73
GCKT28 Old Burying Ground

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 1029 (83.3%)
Multi-Cache: 91 (7.4%)
Virtual Cache: 35 (2.8%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 3 (.2%)
Event Cache: 6 (.5%)
Webcam Cache: 2 (.2%)
Unknown Cache: 65 (5.3%)
Earthcache: 5 (.4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 187 (15.1%)
small: 131 (10.6%)
regular: 796 (64.4%)
large: 9 (.7%)
other: 36 (2.9%)
virtual: 33 (2.7%)
not chosen: 44 (3.6%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.1

Cache Age:
Oldest Cache: 2001-01-02
Youngest Cache: 2006-09-23
Average hidden date: 2004-11-25

Whan I started caching, I think there was 2 other micros in Maine. There may have been one in Portland, too... I forget. Anyway, one was in Rockland and missing and the other was in Bangor under a RR bridge. That one kept turning up missing and was archived before I hunted it. When I hid Old470 it was the only one available. Of course, all of this has little to do with this thread, it's just a trip down memory lane.

It may be wishfull thinking, but I don't think many caches have been placed in Maine solely for the purpose of finding them, if anything they were placed for the sake of hiding them. Not that I agree with that practice, either.

For the record, I don't dislike micros. I prefer regular caches, but if I have to choose between a lamer regular cache or a micro with a reason, I'll choose the micro.