Joined: Oct. 2001
||Posted: June 23 2002,2:56 am
In my opinion sometimes it's a sport and sometimes it's a hobby ( I guess you could say game). The difference between the two depends on the difficulty of the cache.
The sport argument: First off, playing against another team, winning or losing, etc. doesn't seem to matter. Hiking, mountain biking, repelling, etc. can all designated as sports (just look at where you by the equipment, or read the magazines for those activities) so I think if your doing any of those on a cache then it's a sport. Basically if it takes real exercise and physical effort it's a sport.
On the other hand a lot of the urban caches and easy terrain ones aren't really sports. There is no physical exertion, (if there was a competitive part then it could be like some of the other "sports" that have no exertion, golf, bowling, etc) to me these caches are more a hobby, or a game.
So to answer your question it's both. Personally I try to find caches that make it more of sport then a hobby or game.
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