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Published on Mar 2, 2012
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.
Here are the numbers - As of 12:30pm PST on March 2, 2012 - 79,472 geocaching accounts logged caches on Leap Day 2012.
The old record has been beat by more than 1000. The number final number is expected to rise slightly - as the final geocachers finish logging their caches.
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.