October 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Two000miler who took this early morning foggy photo of McAfee Knob while completing the last leg of Flyingmoose’s new Virtual Reward The Triple Crown.

Next month’s Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the November 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 Eating Challenge Recap!

As witnessed by Nothereeither:

For those of you who had more important things to do today, here’s recap of the “SURVIVOR18: Eating Challenge.” It was loosely officiated by ZippyFin and pfenix.

The challenge started out with QUE3NBE3, SP4FUN, TheUnstealthy Monkey, freddiecrs, Nothereeither (actually my proxy did it for me in exchange for screen time), Serrabou, Cache Clown 76, and Awesnap participating.

The menu included:
First course: Molded Jell-O Spaghettios with wasabi peas
Second course: Mexican pickled sausage
Third course: Fermented bean curd (also known as fermented tofu)
Fourth course: 皮蛋 (Century egg)
Fifth course: Korean Silkworm Pupa
Sixth course: Garden Cream Wafers Durian Flavour Wafer
Seventh course: Surströmming
Eighth course: Zophobas morio (live superworms; reptile food that bites back)

All of the contestants made all the way through, except my proxy (oh well no additional screen time) CC76 made a $5 donation to NoVAGO to buy immunity from one round. You’ll have to talk to the competitors if they lost any parts of their lunch. The organizers hadn’t expected everyone to make it to the last course, so the rules were changed for the last course. It was the person who opened their mouth first after consuming the superworms. Everyone was warned about the fact that the bugs bite and to [prevent bites the head should be crushed before consuming them. Serrabou won by downing them whole and uncrushed. If he lives, he’s earned a place on the combined tribe. He should check out the article, “Dinner’s Revenge: mealworms that survive in the stomach, then eat their way out of predators.”

2019 NoVAGO Officer Nominations OPEN NOW!

All the events and activities you enjoy throughout the year are the result of a very dedicated team, also known as your board! If you want to help give back to make NoVAGO even better, now is your opportunity. NoVAGO’s Officer Elections are fast approaching. Nominations will be open for the month of November followed by voting in December!

NoVAGO’s Officer Corps consists of these five positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public Relations

You can find the details about these positions in the NoVAGO By-laws. Nominations will close on November 30, 2018, at which point any necessary ballots will be assembled and posted.

Head on over to the forums to make your voice heard!

Join NoVAGO for a Screening of the 2018 Geocaching Film Festival GIFFS

This year NoVAGO is holding it’s Geocaching Film Festival event in Manassas, VA.  Join us at the Bull Run Public Library as we watch this years round of geocaching films.  This year filmmakers were asked to film a great story about the game we love and send it to us. The deadline for film submissions has now passed and Geocaching HQ is reviewing and judging films during the month of August.  Folks who attend earn the 2018 GIFF Souvenir!

NoVAGO GIFF Thursday

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 6:45 p.m. 

Bull Run Regional Library

8051 Ashton Ave

Manassas, VA 20109

September 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Dephogration who snapped this mellow pic of water gently cascading down hill at Clarks Gully. We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the September 2018 photo of the month contest.

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