It’s official! And there’s video to prove it. Geocachers didn’t just double the 2008 Leap Day totals – they combined to make Leap Day 2012 the biggest day in geocaching history. More geocachers logged caches on Leap Day 2012 than any other day in the 11-year history of the GPS-powered treasure hunting adventure. The previous all-time record was set on October 10, 2010 or 10-10-10. On that date 78,313 distinct accounts logged a cache.
As of 2:30pm PST on March 7, 2012 -
83,516 …geocaching accounts logged caches on Leap Day 2012. All told, geocachers logged nearly 300,000 finds and logs on Leap Day.
The old record of unique accounts logging geocaches has been beat by more than 5000.
Congratulations to all the geocachers around the world who united to log a geocache February 29. Thank you to the organizers of more than 900 geocaching events around the world.
Watch this Geocaching.com Presents: Leap 2012 video for a special look at caching around the globe on February 29. Special thanks to the Geocaching Vlogger for help compiling videos of geocachers around the world on Leap Day.