View Full Version : It's All About The Numbers

11-07-2010, 04:12 AM
We have been watching the number of geocaches in Arkansas grow for a number of years now. Here is the question---

When will we reach 10,000 active geocaches in Arkansas?

Today, we are at 9666. We want to thank all the cachers who have given back to this great sport by placing caches. Our guess is January 1.

What do you think?

11-07-2010, 06:21 AM
Based on the saturation of Russellville, I would've thought Arkansas had more than that :lol:

My guess would be Feb 4

11-13-2010, 04:54 PM
If you think Russellville is saturated, check out Camden. Man oh man. We started hiding caches on road signs because all the light poles were taken.

11-15-2010, 02:02 PM
just curious what is the saturation of Russellville area?

11-15-2010, 05:32 PM
just curious what is the saturation of Russellville area?

Using GCKG3F Main Street For Dummies is right smack in the middle of downtown.
There are 294 caches within a 5mile radius. That is not counting 5.1 etc. That is under 5.0 miles.
There are 452 caches within a 10 mile radius.
602 within 15 miles and 872 within 20 mile radius.

And the Big number: within 29.9 miles of the center of Russellville there are 1502 caches.

12-02-2010, 04:54 PM
Ok I'm curious as how you got those number . 8O I sure need to learn alot more about using some of the programs available . :lol: :?

12-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Sounds like I could do a pocket query on Russellville and spend a week there. It is good to see all the new caches being posted in Arkansas.

12-02-2010, 06:31 PM
I spent Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC with my daughter. I didn't get to do a lot of geocaching (almost none), but when I ran a pocket query prior to my trip, using the main zip code for Charleston as the center point and setting the radius to 30 miles, the query only returned about 250 caches!!! So I extended the radius to 35 miles and the query returned a whopping 298 caches!!! Needless to say, I was VERY surprised by these results, as I expected a lot more caches based upon my experience with places like Memphis or OKC. I went to an eat and greet event there about 3 years ago, and a local cacher told me that Charleston really didn't have a lot of caches. I guess things have not changed! Go Russellville! Go Arkansas River Valley! Go Arkansas!

12-02-2010, 07:20 PM
We're guessing that Arkansas will hit 10,000 caches before Christmas. Chuck Walla is being kept quite busy by all the cachers in the state.

We have been thrilled to see so many new caches published in the Russellville area by new and experienced cachers. The variety and different styles of cache hides have been fun and challenging.

12-03-2010, 03:19 AM
I agree with nukeworker ,I also believe we could reach the 10,000 mark by Christmas if not it looks like it will be before the end of 2010..

12-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Ditto on ORR's comments about Charleston. There are plenty of other cities far larger that just don't have that many caches. What it takes is an active, enthusiastic geocaching community to make it work. You could suddenly find yourself in one of these cities and think, "Wow, I have a thousand fresh places to hide caches!" But if there's little response to finding them, your gusto for hiding them wanes quickly. We're lucky to have such a great community here in the River Valley. 15% of the caches, 2% of the total population. My only regret is that I'm so busy here, I've never really had adequate time to cache in the other great spots in the state. I really haven't even significantly chipped away at Clarksville!

12-11-2010, 10:45 PM
The only other city that i've been too that has a good density of caches not in Arkansas are all around the greater Louisville are. Elizabethtown is packed, Lousiville proper is packed, event a good number of them in Bardstown. Whenever my wife and I go visit her parents I always get a day or two to go caching, and I always have my choice of urban, hiking, number runs, icon hunts, etc. and I am not even close to cleaning that area out.

12-16-2010, 06:46 AM
The northeast corner of Tennessee has pretty good saturation. The Tri-Cities area of Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City is actually where I heard about GC while on a business trip.

12-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Today's current count for active caches in Arkasnas is 9917.

Will we make 10,000 by year's end?

12-17-2010, 11:54 AM
Yes I think we will ..If we get busy ..lol

12-17-2010, 06:57 PM
I put a few out today...just gotta wait on CW to see them.

01-28-2011, 09:43 PM
Currently 9994, no 9993.

we lost one.

Looks close!

01-29-2011, 04:34 AM
:o Might today be the day?! :P (GC2HAAM)

01-29-2011, 05:42 AM
It will be pretty cool if so. Then I'll be able to tell Isaac, "Did you know that Arkansas hit 10,000 caches on your first birthday?" and then I'm sure he'll look at me like I'm insane.

01-29-2011, 03:28 PM
Today was the day. 10004 active caches in Arkansas.

01-29-2011, 04:28 PM
Whoopee. Now to just to be able to enjoy the hunt of them. Looking forward to being on the trails and hope to see lots of other cachers out there.