May 2017 Photo of the Month Winner

Congrats to Pfenix for her photo of a Snake with a Frog in it’s throat!  We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the May 2017 photo of the month contest.

The June 2017 Photo of the Month Contest is now open.  Please post your entries in the June 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.

April 2017 Photo of the Month Winner

Congrats to ZippyFinn for her great photo of that “Crazy Relic” she found in Fountainhead.  We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the April 2017 photo of the month contest.

The May 2017 Photo of the Month Contest is now open.  Please post your entries in May 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.  The winning photo will be awarded a NoVAGO Cache Awards Geocoin at our annual Spring Event & NoVAGO Cache Awards presentation.

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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March 2017 Photo of the Month Winner

Congrats to DePhogration for his great photo of “Topo Stairs in Fountainhead.”  We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the March 2017 photo of the month contest.

The April 2017 Photo of the Month Contest is now open.  Please post your entries in April 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.

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