#5000

October 10, 2009

Today I found my 5000th cache. It was GC1R5Q0 Bush Island, a cache along the Chumash Trail, in Simi Valley, my hometown.  I was joined my Don, Elin, John, Ellen, and Bart.

Even got a certificate for the find.  Thanks, John.

The day started out quite foggy, but as we headed up the hill, the sun burned off the fog and it was a perfect day for a hike.

And me taking the picture above.

It was a good morning for the hike.  The weather was perfect and the company was fine.  It was nice to share a major milestone cache with some friends.

track of 5000

Number 4000 was found on September 13, 2008. That day was my “Most Find in a Day” day: 68. The next 1000 caches were found in seven states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Massachusetts, and Maine) and three Canadian providences (Nova Scotia, Price Edward Island, and Quebec). These 1000 finds took xxx days. They were found as close as .23 miles from my house–GC1XYE0 Dirty Dozen Maggot–to 3091 miles–GC1DJE0 Baddeck #3–my most distant find to date. Besides the most easterly find, I have my most southerly find–GC1FYXG Chemical Plant Tree–part of a clever series in southeastern Texas.

The best cache of the group was the most challenging–GC1C4Y4 Spinal Tap. This cache requires you to find all the caches placed along the 70-mile Backbone Trail before you qualify to find it. See my post Spinal Tap–The Backbone Trail Challenge Cache for more details about this cache.

Here are some photos taken during the last 1000 finds.

Here are the stats for the last 1000 caches.

Geocaches found by GeoCraig


GeoCraig has 1000 Finds on 998 unique Geocaches

Statistics generated on 10/12/2009

Finds by Month
2009
89 33 46 110 65 42 61 114 105 51
Total finds 716
Days caching 132
Average finds per caching day 5.4
Overall finds per day 2.5
Average finds per week 17.6
Average finds per month 76.5
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days caching: 19 11 11 16 13 12 16 12 15 7
2008
65 57 102 60
Total finds 284
Days caching 60
Average finds per caching day 4.7
Overall finds per day 2.6
Average finds per week 18.1
Average finds per month 78.6
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days caching: 4 11 14 31

Milestones
Milestone Date Interval Code Cache Name
1 09/13/2008 GCV73M kimchee cachee
100 10/25/2008 42 days GC1FQ2Z Perfect Place for Shellster
200 11/26/2008 32 days GC1HF2B Down by The Riverside (Cafe)
300 01/12/2009 47 days GC1HTWF Hellen Von Seggern Nano
400 02/16/2009 35 days GCHK3T The World’s Largest Artichoke
500 04/15/2009 58 days GC1P54P MoorPark and Grab #2
600 05/22/2009 37 days GC1N8YR Drink up Me Hartys YO HO!
700 07/24/2009 63 days GCRPPQ road side pull off
800 08/24/2009 31 days GC1XGY2 East Simi hike #3
900 09/12/2009 19 days GC1KXEP Arn’ge you glad you took this trail
1000 10/10/2009 28 days GC1R5Q0 Bush Island


GeoCraig should reach 1100 finds in 40 days (21 Caching days) on 11/21/2009

1500 finds in 200 days (101 Caching days) on 04/30/2010

and 2000 finds in 399 days (202 Caching days) on 11/15/2010

Some Numbers
Overall Total Finds: 1000 finds in 192 caching days over 393 total days (48.8 %)
Overall Averages: 5.21 finds per caching day, 2.54/day, 17.81/week, 77.46/month
Most consecutive days with finds: 31, from 12/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
Most consecutive days without a find: 8, from 09/19/2008 to 09/26/2008
Most finds in a day: 44 on 09/13/2008; 29 on 09/12/2009; 23 on 11/15/2008
Best weekend caching: 44 finds, on Saturday 09/13/2008 & Sunday 09/14/2008
Best week caching: 48 finds, from Monday 04/13/2009 to Sunday 04/19/2009
Most finds in a calendar month: 114, in Aug 2009
Fastest 100 finds: 15 days from 08/29/2009 to 09/12/2009
Fastest 1000 finds: 393 days from 09/13/2008 to 10/10/2009
Total cache-to-cache distance: 19005 Miles, Note: excludes locationless caches.
Maximum distance in a day: 470 Miles, on 08/12/2009 Note: excludes locationless caches.
Nearest cache found: DIrty Dozen Maggott GC1XYE0
Furthest cache found: 3090.67 Miles, Baddeck #3 GC1DJE0
Most Northerly cache found: N 46° 13.996, Founder’s Wharf GC14N8N
Most Southerly cache found: N 29° 00.763, Chemical Plant Tree GC1FYXG
Most Easterly cache found: W 60° 45.080, Baddeck #3 GC1DJE0
Most Westerly cache found: W 122° 29.526, Hwy 37E Quickie #1 – Sonoma Marina GC109EY
Cache centroid: N 34° 43.365 W 116° 54.973 Map Note: excludes locationless caches.
Youngest cache found: 10/07/2009, Sunrise: A walk in the park. GC1RRD0
Oldest cache found: 06/08/2002, Harbor Cam Cache GC6212
Caches found which are now archived: 40 (4.00 %)


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