On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 02:47:29PM -0700, Mike Teague wrote: > Rick Overton, a freelance science writer, is in the process of writing an > article for Outside magazine, and needs one question answered that those of > us who have been interviewed have not been able to nail down, and that is, > WHY DO WE DO IT? > > Here's what he asked: > "I'm writing about geocaching for the January edition of Outside magazine, > and > we're THAT close to finishing the story. What's missing is someone who can > answer a very simple question with a bit of wit and flair. The question: Why > do it? Wanna take a stab at it?" > > I truthfully cant come up with a good concise reason WHY I do it, maybe > someone else on the list can give it a shot! ;) > > Send any replies directly to him at email@example.com
It's directed hiking.
I've always found just hiking way too meaningless. Don't get me wrong, I love the hike for seeing a good forest, but I always feel like I'm just kind of wandering around without anything to actually DO. Hunting down the cache gives me something to do in the middle of my trek in the woods.