Find Your Chesapeake Geotour Launches in June

The Find Your Chesapeake Geotour Kick Off Event has been published. The event will be held at the Zimmerman Center near Wrightsville, PA on June 9th, 2018 from 10am-Noon.  NoVAGO members joined the MGS, the Chesapeake Conservancy, the National Park Service, and Susquehanna Heritage to place caches for this huge endeavor.

This geotour will have over 60 caches within Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. A trackable geocoin will be awarded to the first 300 geocachers who find 20 geocaches on the trail, while supplies last. You will need to find 20 geocaches on the trail, gather the code word, to earn one of the 300 geocoins.

For more information on the Find Your Chesapeake Geotour please visit the information thread in our NoVAGO forums.

April 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Serrabou for his winning photo titled “Rhododendron Rock” of Roo visiting an earthcache on Mount Rogers. We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the April 2018 photo of the month contest.

Next month’s Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the May 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.

And the 2017 Cache Awards Winners are…

NoVAGO members flocked to Sundays CITO at Glencarlyn Park and NoVAGO Spring Picnic and Awards events.  Thanks to everyone who helped out and attended to make this Spring event a success.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!

HERE ARE THE 2017 NoVAGO CACHE AWARD WINNERS:

Best Theme/Series

The Line by Awesnap (6 caches)

Best Kids Cache

Toad’s Missing Buttons by CWillyPngn

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery

The Ghost Deer Tale by freddiecrs

Most Creative Cache

M.I.L.L. Race: Spaceship by Serrabou

Most Physically Challenging to Find

M.I.L.L. Race: Spaceship by Serrabou

Best Historical/Educational Cache

Ghost Lake (FSf#1) by rlobecker

Best Camouflage

TMNT ROCKS! by nycjoyce & Taparent

Best Multi-Stage Cache

The Ghost Deer Tale by freddiecrs

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache

End of the Line by Awesnap

Best Traditional

Pumpkin King’s Cliff by sassyinmyheart

Best Other (Earthcache, Whereigo, Event)

Barrett Branch Library Wherigo Adventure by Awesnap

Best Letterbox

M.I.L.L. Race: Ignition Sequence by Serrabou

Best CITO

4th Annual Occoquan Bay Refuge CITO by DePhogration

Best Photo

Caching Bandits – CaveMinion

Best Log in 2017 on a Cache

Yoda wasn’t amused | at TRIBUTES17 : Dork-O-Naut 2 : Legend | by TheUnstealthy Monkey

Rookie of the Year

Q4minions

Best Volunteer

Sassyinmyheart

Cacher of the Year

Awesnap

Cache of the Year

M.I.L.L. Race: Spaceship by Serrabou

WINNERS CAN ADD THIS HTML IMAGE TO YOUR CACHE OR PROFILE PAGES:

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Join Us at Our NoVAGO Annual Spring Picnic and 2017 NoVAGO Geocache Awards Event

On May 6, 2018 NoVAGO invites to you lend a hand, picnic with friends, and celebrate the 2017 NoVAGO Cache Awards in Arlington!

At 9 a.m. we will kick off the day with a CITO at Glencarlyn Park where we will be cleaning up portion of trails along Four Mile Run in Arlington.  Located just over a mile from our picnic shelter this CITO is a nice walk or a quick bike ride up a paved path from our picnic location. Trash bags will be provided at the clean up.  To log your “will Attend” or to find out more information check out the geocache page at THIS LINK.

Soon after at 11:30 a.m. head south on the Four Mile Run trail to Barcroft Park for our annual Spring Picnic.  We will be at the only shelter in the park just feet of the paved trail.  Just follow your nose to our location because NoVAGO will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy.

NoVAGO Spring Picnic and Awards Event

200 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
May 6, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barcroft Park Pavilion

Ice Breaker sheets will be available so grab one start meeting your fellow cachers.  An icebreaker geocache (along with others) will be published sometime during or after the event, but for those who complete the sheet will get the coordinates early.

A little after 1 p.m. we will start our 2017 NoVAGO Geocache Awards Presentation.  Every year NoVAGO celebrates the best geocaches, logs, and geocachers of Northern Virginia from 2017. This year we had both record turnouts for nominations and voters so come cheer on the winners as they are announced.  Click on THIS LINK to see a list of nominated caches.

If you do choose to join us we ask that you please bring a potluck dish to share. We hope to see you there!

March 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to ZippyFinn for her winning photo titled “Hamming it up at MUSTCACHE!” of Roo at the final of MUSTCACHE! We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the March 2018 photo of the month contest.

Next month’s Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the April 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.