Anyone that has visited my website knows I periodically update a page which has the stats for all the active caches in Maine. I have played around some today and have some information which includes all caches ever approved by to date. (My data may not be 100% accurate, but should be close)

The following graph shows the Rate of new cache approvals per month.

It's very easy to see our seasonal trends! August 2003 was the busiest month, with 54 newly approved caches.

Other information you might not know:

Maine's Oldest cache is the Fort Williams Cache (, which is 3 years, 5 months, and 27 days old.

There are 14 active Maine caches that have yet to be logged. There are a few more that have DNF logs, but still not found. The oldest ones have been waiting nearly 11 months for a visitor. Who wants a FTF?

To date there have been 598 caches approved in Maine. 74 of those have been archived, leaving 524 active caches in Maine (Imcluding those temporarily disabled).

There have been 729 Caches submitted to - so that means 131 have been rejected. That's close to having ony 1 in 7 caches being approved and viewable by us memebers. I wonder if that means only 1 in 7 of us read the cache submission guidelines???

Here are the stats for all the approved Maine caches

Total Caches: 598

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 518 (86.6%)
Multi-Cache: 41 (6.9%)
Virtual Cache: 25 (4.2%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 3 (.5%)
Event Cache: 3 (.5%)
Unknown Cache: 6 (1%)
Cache In Trash Out Event: 2 (.3%)

Caches by container:
Micro: 26 (4.3%)
Regular: 503 (84.1%)
Large: 3 (.5%)
Other: 23 (3.8%)
Virtual: 23 (3.8%)
Not chosen: 20 (3.3%)

Cache Ratings:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2

Cache Age:
Oldest Cache: 2001-01-02
Youngest Cache: 2004-06-25
Average hidden date: 2003-03-16