November 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Awesnap who snapped this photo titled “the perfect gift for that someone special” of DePhogration finding a lady’s corset during November’s Jefferson Park CITO.

Next month’s Contest is now open. Please post your entries for the December 2018 Photo of the Month Contest forum.

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2018 Photograph of the Year title. That winning photographer will be awarded a NoVAGO Cache Awards Geocoin at our annual Spring Event & NoVAGO Cache Awards presentation.

SURVIVOR18 Update: All Merged Up

First 5 geocachers from Mattaponi and Patowomeck tribes have found all SURVIVOR18 caches and merged into the 12 member Chicahominy. The Patowomeck tribe were the first as first to fill up with the red buffs.  Cache Clown 76, Pfenix, Nothereeither, Tmustang1, and Topazfae all completing the Merge Challenge in under two days.  The Mattaponi’s had a slower start before all 5 of there buffs where collected.  Que3nbe3, The Unstealthy Monkey, Awesnap, Blurryfac3, and Minnestrone all completed the challenge in under 4 days.  These ten join the eating challenge winner Serrabou and the Immunity Idol holder SP4FUN to form the twelve of the Tribal Council.

These geocachers are awaiting the upcoming Tribal Council cache to be published on December 16. The first 2 members of the Merge Tribe to sign the logbook of the Tribal Council cache + the immunity idol holder will become the 3 finalists. The Remaining 9 members of the Merge Tribe / Tribal Council will become the jury and vote for their favorite finalist based on all Survivor logs and pictures.  That finalist becomes The Sole Survivor.

Congratulations 2019 Officers!

The results are in!

  • Plato Addict – President
  • Nothereeither – Vice President
  • Freddiecrs – Treasurer
  • Awesnap – Public Affairs Officer
  • Pfenix – Secretary

Because one person has been nominated for each officer position there will be no need for additional voting.  The NoVAGO bylaws state “If a candidate is unopposed for an office they will be placed into office by default.”

NoVAGO SURVIVOR18 Approaching the MERGE!

The Rooster is ready to play. He left the Mattaponi & Patawomeck tribes this message:

The Merge is upon us, Survivors. You have 11 days to get your affairs in order before its release.

If you wish to play for the position of sole survivor, please declare your tribe by November 29th. The first five members of each tribe (Mattaponi & Patawomeck) that log the merge cache and have found all other SURVIVOR18 caches will become formal members of the merge tribe.

SP4FUN is a member by virtue of the Immunity Necklace
Serrabou is a member by winning the Eating Challenge.

Please see the rules as they stand CLICK HERE!

Serrabou has compiled a handy spreadsheet so that you may see current tribe progress CLICK HERE!

We would like to see everyone enjoying themselves, so please reach out to the CO’s if you are stuck! I’ll also have time over the Thanksgiving Break. If you are new, inexperienced or nervous about terrain or puzzles, let me know here or via geocaching.com (ZippyFinn) and we can organize a group outing and work through some of the caches together.

Cache on, Survivors!

The SURVIVOR18 geocaches so far:

SURVIVOR18: Tribes

SURVIVOR18: Loftridge Tree Mail

SURVIVOR18: Purgatorio

SURVIVOR 18: The Lost Road

SURVIVOR18: Puzzle Challenge

SURVIVOR18: Suburbia

SURVIVOR18: The Boston Rob Conspiracy

SURVIVOR18: Cockpit Point

SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort

SURVIVOR18: Culper Spy Ring

SURVIVOR18: Lowering the Bar

SURVIVOR18: Merge | Chickahominy