November 2017 Photo of the Month Winner

ImageCongrats to Serrabou for his winning photo of Roo titled “Up the trail a bit from ImageRick the “Lonewolf’s” Letterbox.  We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the November 2017 photo of the month contest.

Next months Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the December 2017 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 2017 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.

OptOutside with NoVAGO and Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park has reached out to NoVAGO to lend a hand with their annual Geocaching Scavenger Hunt on the day after Thanksgiving. This one-day event, in conjunction with REI, Inc.’s Black Friday #OptOutside promotion, and it will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017.
 
For this event only, special caches are placed around the lake. Find them all and win a prize. It’s a fun way to get outside during the holiday. While you are at the park, take advantage of the site to do some hiking, biking, picnicking or fishing. Burke Lake Park also has a disc golf course along with its playgrounds and miles of trails.
 
No pre-registration is required for the geocaching scavenger hunt. Check in at the Ice Cream Parlor beginning at 10 a.m. and chose your cache route. A course has been set up for both beginners and for the more adventuresome. If you need a little help, park staff will be available at the Burke Lake Park office. GPS units are available to rent for $5, and that includes basic instruction on using the device.

October 2017 Photo of the Month Winner(s)

ITS A TIE!

Congrats to both hrothroc and DePhogration for their winning photos.

DePhogration wins for his photo titled “Fire & Water” and hrothroc’s win was for her photo of LPCBoy scaling the rock wall at Roo’s Runaway. We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the October 2017 photo of the month contest.

Next months Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the November 2017 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 2017 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.

2018 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, 2017, at which point any necessary ballots will be assembled and posted.

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

Introducing NoVAGO’s Annual Series: TRIBUTES17

Yesterday seventeen TRIBUTES17 geocaches swarmed out launching another year with a NoVAGO Annual Series.

In celebration of NoVAGO’s 10 year anniversary the goal of this year’s series is to pay tribute to some of NoVAGO’s best caches. Each cache hiders is honoring the experience of the original caches, but adding their own spin to the hides.

This years series will be more challenging than previous years, but hopefully that will be part of the fun.  Safe travels and good luck!

TRIBUTES17 : End Of The Orange Line

TRIBUTE17: Mastermind

 TRIBUTES17 – A Little (Difficult) Neabsco

TRIBUTES17 – ALLH – Broyhill Park

TRIBUTES17 — Another Film Can???

TRIBUTES17 – Be the Reediologist

TRIBUTES17 – Skeletor Drama at Grayskull

 TRIBUTES17 : Dork-O-Naut 1 : Rooster (of Doom)

TRIBUTES17 : Dork-O-Naut 2 : Legend

TRIBUTES17: D3 : Supreme Dork of All Time & Space

TRIBUTES17: Mad Tree Hanger COUNTS on Winning

 TRIBUTES17: Route 7 & Idlywood Rd

 TRIBUTES17: The Royal Order of the Holy Wherigos

 TRIBUTES17—Roo’s Runaway

 TRIBUTES17—Sofa King Possible

 TRIBUTES17—The Beavers Binary BrainBuster

TRIBUTES17: The Bonus Finale