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draconis dave
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Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have 3994 within 100 miles.

But here's the math:

100 mile radius, taking away 1/2 for Lake Michigan, is 15708 square miles.

Taking the amount of caches, I end up with about 1 cache every 4 square miles. Imagine, if they were evenly spaced, every cache would be 2 miles apart from each other. I don't know what else you could compare that to, but when some people say there may be too many caches, a 2 mile average spacing dosen't seem too tight.

Yes, have too much time and math skills for my own good.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oooh! OoooHHH! I'm making progress!

Current stats show - 795 unfiltered
129 filtered.

Big difference!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

3073 within 100 miles of 54853 (Luck, WI)
but that # is very skewed- 100 mile radius covers a Lot of MN to the W, so its pretty inaccurate. Within the first 14 miles, I begin to see Mn caches....

I used a 50 mile radius, and got about 700 (minus appx 20 mn caches)

Thats a TON more than were around when I began - Im excited by the growth in WI caches!

PS- If you access caches in your area from "My account" page- I beleive I read recently that the default is now 50 miles.
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If you access cache searching from the Hide & seek a cache page, you can manually give it a radius.

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