Quantification spoils the fun of geocaching? in Geocaching topics Posted January 22, 2016 When my wife and I started geocaching in 2005, it was a way for her to agree to go off-roading in my Jeep. At first, we pretty much ignored the stats we kept. We were in it for the novelty, and even more so, for the places the game took us. Places where we would not have visited were it not for geocaching. There was also a social aspect to it. Finally, in the last two years or so, we have completed nearly all of the typical matrices one sees on a profile page. (We only lack in finding a few of the oldest geocaches around.) It was nice to see those grids filled. Now, we are mostly going after caches because a) we are in the area, or the caches sound interesting. I also have to admit to some power trails. On January 1, the two of us found 366 caches...a cache a day for the year, so to speak. It was a long day, but an interesting one on old Route 66! The stats have their attraction, no doubt. And I am nerdy enough to keep all sorts of odd stats, too. For instance, my D/T ratings of my FTFs (which is much higher than my overall D/T rating). But then. I do love baseball!