And the 2016 Cache Awards Winners are…

The rains stopped, the sun rose, and NoVAGO members flocked to Sundays ¡No Bull! ¡Pick that up! CITO and Bull Run Bonanza Returns 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 2016 NoVAGO CACHE AWARD WINNERS:

Best Theme/Series

Toponaut by Serrabou (12 caches)

Best Kids Cache

The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel* by CWillyPngn

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery

14 – X Marks the Spot by hooclass2002, rodndor, and reedkickball

Most Creative Cache

2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #6: DiamondLog by 4everyoungs

Most Physically Challenging to Find

14 – X Marks the Spot by hooclass2002, rodndor, and reedkickball

Best Historical/Educational Cache

Fort Ward History by Ezio10

Best Camouflage

The Monkey’s Missing Treehouse by TheUnstealthy Monkey

Best Multi-Stage Cache

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by TheMalfoys

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache

Toponaut: Hemlock 4, Master by Serrabou

Best Traditional

Pumpkin King’s Cave Across Accokeek Creek by sassyinmyheart

Best Other (Letterbox Hybrid, Whereigo, Event)

2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #3 – Tony Shark by Awesnap

Best Earthcache

Dr. Funkhouser’s Resting Geology by sassyinmyheart

Best CITO

Mayfield Fort CITO by Awesnap

Best Photo

Sugarloaf Mountain Pond by nothereeither

Best Log in 2016 on a Cache

y = (ZF)x + 3000 by ZippyFinn

Rookie of the Year

CO68

Best Volunteer

Dephogration

Cacher of the Year

hooclass2002

Cache of the Year

2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #11 – The Finale by hooclass2002

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

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NoVAGO 2017 Spring Event: Bull Run Bonanza Returns

NoVAGO invites to you lend a hand, picnic with friends, and celebrate the 2016 NoVAGO Cache Awards!

We will kick off the day with the ¡No Bull! ¡Pick that up! CITO.  From 10 a.m. until 11:30 we will be helping clean up a portion of a long Cub Run north of Bull Run Regional Park.   This weekend kicks off the 2017 CITO weeks where you can earn souvenir for your Geocaching profile.  As this park is our host for Sunday’s picnic, it will be a great way to give back to the area!

By coincidence the spring event lands in the same park it was in 10 years ago!  We liked the name so much we decided to use it again.  So please join us at our Bull Run Bonanza Returns at Shelter 5 where NoVAGO will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs.  Please bring a dish to share and plan to join the fun!

We hope to see you there!

Bull Run Bonanza Returns

April 23rd, 2017
Time: 11:30 am to 2pm
Pavillion: 5

VOTING OPEN!

Voting has started for the Annual NoVAGO Cache Awards. To see the list of nominated caches, please visit this forum thread. Once you are done visiting as many of the nominated caches as you want to you can…

VOTE HERE!

Voting is open to all NoVAGO members. Voting will be closed at midnight on March 31st. Ballot is hosted on a Google Form. If you encounter any problems or have any questions please send an email to 2016awards@novago.org. If you vote early and then change your mind, simply fill out another ballot. Your most recent submission will be counted. You do not need to have found a cache to vote for it.

Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, at NoVAGO’s Spring Event on April 23.