2010 GMC Terrain: Trailhead Companion
October 12, 2010
This weekend, I spent a lot of time alternately hiking the local trails and zipping from trailhead to trailhead in our 2010 GMC Terrain. October 10, 2010, otherwise known as 10-10-10, is more or less the 10th anniversary of the geocaching hobby. As such, the geocaching community set aside the date for something different. The idea was to break the record for the most active cachers out and about on a single day, which currently stands at 56,654.
OK. Why not? I've never been a "joiner" but, I do enjoy geocaching, even though I've only been at it 3 months. I first tried caching with the wife and kids in July when we all ventured to Mammoth Lakes, Ca in a 2011 Infiniti QX-56 for a family getaway. Later, my daughter and I enjoyed looking for more hidden stashes during our late-summer Oregon trip in the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor.
It's a great pasttime for me because it adds a destination, a goal and a vague competitve element to what might otherwise be a routine hike of the sort I used to talk myself out of. Geocaching is getting me back out on the trails, burning calories and enjoying the sights. It's getting my daughters outdoors a bit, too. And I never knew how many good trails and interesting spots were to be found so close to home.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 17,000 miles