# How Many Close to Home?

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I was just looking over my area and fixin' to (y'all know what that means, but for the Yankees that means, getting ready to ) add 400 waypoints to my Garmin and thought I would cover a very wide area, turned out 20 miles from my home coordinates was all it took. (78541 land)

So how many close to your home?

Figured another way, and if I am doing my math properly, in my town of 50,000, we have about one cache for every 250 residents

17 within ten miles.

71 within fifteen miles

226 within twenty miles.

Edited by BlueDeuce

I live in an area of smallish towns and have nearly 300 within 10 miles. Of which I've logged 9, and only 1 or 2 of those since actually moving to the town.

Funny hting about buying a house. That first year really cuts into your geocaching time, and any other time for that matter.

I'll get busy caching again in the spring and perhaps, maybe, just maybe hide one or 2 if I find a good place. I've got one spot on the radar already. Here's hopin'!

118 within 5 miles

382 within 10 miles

888 within 20 miles

10 miles = 9

20 miles = 88

You're about the same as me, 400 within 20 miles. Although, the Cascades start getting in the way for us a bit.

Just under 70 of those 400 are mine and my family's.

46 within 20 miles.

27 are mine.

0 within 60 miles (closest one: 104.2 km / 64.8 miles)

8 within 100 miles (6 of them are active)

is this a "negative record"?

0 within 60 miles (closest one: 104.2 km / 64.8 miles)

8 within 100 miles (6 of them are active)

is this a "negative record"?

I guess you will have to get really drunk and hide a few.

Total Active Caches:

10 miles: 344

20 miles: 917

50 miles: 2720

10 miles: 0

20 miles: 15

50 miles: 1112

10 miles: 720

20 miles: 1,980

50 miles: 8,320

All include a mix of urban/mountain/desert caches. The 50 mile range includes Eastern Los Angeles/Orange County cities and Palm Springs. I understand that there is an LPC hidden somewhere in that area, but I'm still looking.

612 within 20 miles.

I live in a rural area, but if I move the center point closer to the large Metropolitan area I live near, there are only 989 . . .

but then, I've found 1860 within that same circle . . .

161 in 10 miles

773 in 20 miles

2455 in 30 miles.

(Bay Area, Ca)

316 within 5 Miles

1083 within 10 Miles

2591 within 20 Miles

4034 within 50 Miles

My "Home" is at a University in the very center of the Twin Cities. Too bad I dont have a car.

2600 at 20 miles from my home zip code.

5000 at 40 miles

In Seattle we are ground zero for geocaches.

142 within 10 miles

212 within 20 miles

281 within 30 miles (have found 168 of these)

1007 within 50 miles

Tuscaloosa, Alabama area

172/20mile

64 are mine

15 w/in 10 miles (5 of them mine)

38 w/in 20 miles

114 w/in 30 miles

392 w/in 50 miles

Rural northeast Texas.

5 miles = 274 (4 are mine)

10 miles = 973

15 miles = 2054

20 miles = 3462

Orange County, CA - I've got quite a bit of work still to do!

2600 at 20 miles from my home zip code.

5000 at 40 miles

In Seattle we are ground zero for geocaches.

Sorry, but I think ground zero has moved a bit south. I've got over 8,000 at 40 miles in Southern California.

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

You can do a search on nearest caches from your account page and count the results. Edited by sbell111

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

Open that file in GSAK (Geocaching Survival Army Knife (gsak.net)) and select a filter by distance from your home.

As to the OP, I guess I am a slacker!

There are 65 caches within 5 miles of home, 6 are mine, and I have found 39 of the rest.

There are 500 within 13.8 miles, 21 are mine, but I have found only 188 of the rest!

Edited by TheAlabamaRambler

67 within 5 miles

134 within 10 miles

568 within 20 miles

1124 within 30 miles

1505 within 40 miles

1742 within 50 miles

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

Open that file in GSAK (Geocaching Survival Army Knife (gsak.net)) and select a filter by distance from your home.

The problem is, you really need to do more than 1 query to get them all for many areas. You could build them by dates and distance, run them online and add them together, but the 'nearest' search is just as easy.

I can't really accurately/fairly do a radius search because here we have some unique limits of geography that can also strain the budget. Within 20 miles includes:

Manhattan: Crappy GPS signal, mostly urban micros, a pain in the a** to go to with a car

Toll bridges/rivers: Caches in NJ that are sometimes just 5 miles aways as the crow flies can be 20 miles of driving each way and soon to be \$8 round=trip toll to boot (have done a few though, the view from the Palisades is just too nice to ignore). Some caches in Long Island are only 5-10 miles as the crow flies, but again 20+ miles each way of driving and tolls.

So realistically for our "radius" for quick, inexpensive caching would only include mostly the immediate north of me which limits it a little bit.

If you don't mind not computing the number from your actual home, getting the numbers by zip code is easy peasy.

10 Miles - 120

15 Miles - 166

20 Miles - 220

I can't really accurately/fairly do a radius search because here we have some unique limits of geography that can also strain the budget. Within 20 miles includes:

Manhattan: Crappy GPS signal, mostly urban micros, a pain in the a** to go to with a car

Toll bridges/rivers: Caches in NJ that are sometimes just 5 miles aways as the crow flies can be 20 miles of driving each way and soon to be \$8 round=trip toll to boot (have done a few though, the view from the Palisades is just too nice to ignore). Some caches in Long Island are only 5-10 miles as the crow flies, but again 20+ miles each way of driving and tolls.

So realistically for our "radius" for quick, inexpensive caching would only include mostly the immediate north of me which limits it a little bit.

We run into the same problem with Andy Bear's Ten-Mile List (from north Joisey)! But little of the Bronx is on his list, and we have done six there. It's Queens and Brooklyn that are the pain!! I think we have nine left to do on Manhattan, including the rock climbing cache and the kayaking cache.

From my home coordinates:

10 miles - 340

20 miles - 1230

1 mile=16

2 mile=44

3 mile=98

4 mile=158

5 mile=247

6 mile=328

7 mile=409

8 mile>500

Nifty, when I get better with GSAK, I'll have to try this again.

On the Find Nearest, I get 5553 within 50 miles

Edited by MaplessInSeattle

5 miles: 300

10 miles: 1870

20 within 5 miles

39 --- 10

72 --- 15

145 --- 20

285 --- 25 (we are getting into Dallas County now)

804 --- 30

1239 --- 35

1845 --- 40

Okay, enough of that! The 2000th nearest cache from my home as of now is 41.4 miles distant. The search returned 3166 caches on 159 pages, the last two an even 50 miles away.

So many caches, so little time.

Edit to clarify.

Edited by Trucker Lee

Total Active Caches:

10 miles: 749

20 miles: 1430

50 miles: 3016

10 miles: 1 (an upcoming event cache)

20 miles: 5

50 miles: 267

Ones I Own:

10 miles: 304

20 miles: 416

50 miles: 735

10 miles = 19 caches

20 miles = 28

30 miles = 45

40 miles = 67

50 miles = 139

12 of those 139 are mine, so thats 127 unique caches I can log.

There is one NEW cache a few miles from my home that I haven't gotten yet. Other than that one, the nearest cache is 20 miles away. A few more and I have to break the 30 mile mark.

Some of ya'll don't realize just how good you have it.

SD

Edited by scuba dude

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

You can do a search on nearest caches from your account page and count the results.

Sounds like too much work plus I cans only count to the number of fingers and toes that I has.

O.k. it has been a while for me so I'll ask. How do you find out how many are close to your home by miles?

You can do a search on nearest caches from your account page and count the results.

Sounds like too much work plus I cans only count to the number of fingers and toes that I has.

The zip code search is much easier. All you do is enter your zip code and tell it how many miles to go out.

274 within 10 miles

1056 within 20 miles

2537 within 50 miles

Available Caches

100 within 5 miles

130 within 10 miles

214 within 20 miles

400 within 35 miles

UNFOUND

50 within 5 miles

75 within 10 miles

150 within 20 miles

240 within 30 miles

UNFOUND - ** NON-Micros

5 within 5 miles

16 within 10 miles

45 within 20 miles

100 within 30 miles

4 within 1 mile

79 within 5 miles

462 within 10 miles

1020 within 15 miles

1942 within 20 miles but the ocean chops off some area.

6106 within 50 miles but the ocean chops off a lot of area.

Edited by TrailGators

I live near a metro area. I centered this on my home cords. If I shifted to the south side of the metro area, the numbers would be a tad higher. But these may keep us busy for a little while.

• 4 within 1 mile
• 775 within 10 miles
• 1625 within 20 miles
• 3225 within 50 miles

I was just looking over my area and fixin' to (y'all know what that means, but for the Yankees that means, getting ready to ) add 400 waypoints to my Garmin and thought I would cover a very wide area, turned out 20 miles from my home coordinates was all it took. (78541 land)

So how many close to your home?

Figured another way, and if I am doing my math properly, in my town of 50,000, we have about one cache for every 250 residents

15 -- 1 mile

272 -- 5 miles

932 -- 10 miles

1895 -- 15 miles

3233 -- 25 miles

5618 -- 50miles

I was just looking over my area and fixin' to (y'all know what that means, but for the Yankees that means, getting ready to ) add 400 waypoints to my Garmin and thought I would cover a very wide area, turned out 20 miles from my home coordinates was all it took. (78541 land)

So how many close to your home?

Figured another way, and if I am doing my math properly, in my town of 50,000, we have about one cache for every 250 residents

15 -- 1 mile

272 -- 5 miles

932 -- 10 miles

1895 -- 15 miles

3233 -- 25 miles

5618 -- 50miles

6 of them are mine

Edited by hdegraaf

If I run a PQ from home coordinates 500 caches will only get me about 9.8 miles from home! Nearest cache to my home coordinates is 136 feet... and it's not even mine! There are 12 caches within a mile of home, 3 of which I still haven't found... and not for lack of trying!

DCC

Edited by Driver Carries Cache

I'm down to 21 caches within a 50 mile radius. Now I must travel to enjoy a long day of caching.

Since we live in a suburb of a large city, we have 472 caches within a 5 mile radius of our home coordinates. Of those we've only found about 50, so there's a lot of work to be done.

Total Active Caches:

10 miles: 344

20 miles: 917

50 miles: 2720

10 miles: 0

20 miles: 15

50 miles: 1112

And you KNOW most of those beyond 50 miles are in the Appleton area, correct?

Closest 500 caches (within 12 miles) are 343 trads, 46 multis, and 111 puzzles.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Selzzup!

0 --Less than 5 miles

99 --Less than 10 miles

454 --Less than 15 miles

1389 --Less than 25 miles

2754 --Less than 50 miles

3687 --Less than 75 miles

Caches I have found:

209 --Less than 5 miles

888 --Less than 10 miles

1556 --Less than 15 miles

2540 --Less than 25 miles

3525 --Less than 50 miles

3864 --Less than 75 miles

419 --More than 1000 miles

117 --More than 3000 miles

83 --More than 6000 miles

55 --More than 8000 miles

Edited by FunnyNose

0 -- 5 miles

Did you check today btw?

Look closely at southcenter area

5 Mi- 59

10 mi- 242

20 Mi- 491

50 Mi- 816

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