Caching the Capital Region and Beyond Adventure Lab

Since 2006 the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization has had “Caching the Capital Region and Beyond” in our crest. NoVAGO was recently awarded 10 new Adventure Labs and has opted to place them around the District of Columbia. With this latest Adventure Lab we strive to take cachers into the District to show off a few things they may have missed during past visits.

During a test run of these we found that grabbing most of these easily done by those red DC Bikeshare bicycles.  None of these 10 labs require admission fees, security check points, or to go inside any buildings.  Only three of these are not available 24/7 and you can find those posted hours on the lab pages.

NoVAGO want’s our community to cache with confidence and has permission for all virtual placements. On 11JUL19 the National Mall and Memorial Parks supervisors noted: “As long as nothing is physically left in the park, like a traditional geocache, and participants can access these clues from public areas then that shouldn’t be a problem!” Enjoy these lesser known highlights of DC.

Here We Admit a Wrong – N 38° 53.671 W 77° 00.629

Taxation Without Representation – N 38° 53.723 W 77° 01.867

Ashes to Answers – N 38° 53.829 W 77° 01.149

Let Her Works Praise Her! – N 38° 53.387 W 76° 59.349

Freedom Riders – N 38° 53.345 W 77° 01.479

I have not yet begun to fight – N 38° 53.295 W 77° 02.370

The Great Liberator – N 38° 53.586 W 77° 02.522

Adventure, Labor, and Vision – N 38° 53.200 W 77° 03.011

Ugliness is so Grimm – N 38° 52.718 W 77° 03.080

Waves and Gulls – N 38° 52.575 W 77° 02.839

May 2019 Photo of the Month Winners

Its a TIE! Congratulations to both Rufnredy for his photo titled “Taking a Family Walk” and Topazfae for her entry titled “Light at the End of the Tunnel.”

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2019 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 2019 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to DePhogration for his photo titled “Cement Ghosts.”

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2019 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.

Photos of the Month: April, May, and June!

Calling all NoVAGO members! Head on over to our Photo of the Month page to vote for your favorite photo for April and May and to submit photos for June.

  • April’s poll will be open through tomorrow evening (as we only had 3 votes as of today).
  • May’s poll will be open until June 10th.

Remember that each month’s winner will compete for Photo of the Year honors.

The current competition (as of the first quarter):

Serrabou – Post Flood River Icicles – Jan2019

Mrs Seadog – Luray Rainbow – Feb 2019

ZippyFinn – Puddles – Mar2019

DePhogration – Iced Over – Mar2019

 

And the 2018 Cache Awards Winners are…

 

Despite the rain many NoVAGO members flocked to Sundays Yo Momma Says Clean Up Moore CITO at Claude Moore Park and NoVAGO 2019 Evento de Primavera del Cinco de Mayo Spring event and 2018 Awards Ceremony. Many thanks to the dedicated geocachers who showed up in rain gear to slosh around the park cleaning and to everyone who participated in our annual picnic festivities.  We had 50 names signed on today’s picnic log, but I guarantee there was more than that number of folks crowded under that little pavilion.  Also a special shout out to grill master DePhogration who battled the soggy downpours by fabricating umbrella stands to keep the flames hot and our burgers dry.  After we ring out our clothes and dry off we look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!

Congratulations to the 2018 NoVAGO CACHE AWARD WINNERS:

Best Traditional

Four Numbers by rlobecker

Best Theme/Series

Planetary Pursuit by Awesnap (6 caches)

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery

The Monkey Has Found A New Treehouse! by TheUnstealthy Monkey

Most Creative Cache

Four Numbers by rlobecker

Most Physically Challenging to Find

Intersection by flyingmoose

Best Historical/Educational Cache

War Time Tagging Virtual by reedkickball

Best Kids Cache

MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski

Best Camouflage

SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort by Awesnap

Best Multi-Stage Cache

SURVIVOR18: Suburbia by rlobecker

Zippy Finn Shining Star Award

“For being the best helper!”

Serrabou

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache

SURVIVOR18: Lowering the Bar by 4EverYoungs

Best Other (Earthcache, Whereigo, Event)

SURVIVOR18: Eating Challenge by ZippyFinn

Best Letterbox Hybrid

MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski

Special Award

For going above and beyond to be a well-informed voter. She traveled near and far and found over 90% of the nominated geocaches:

Freddiecrs

Best CITO

“The Shoveler” Needs A CITO! by MJBinski

Best Photo

JPWAVE – Ladybug Picnic

Best Log in 2018 on a Cache

I Can’ Believe I Ate the Whole Thing by Awesnap

Rookie of the Year

topazfae

Best Volunteer

ZippyFinn

Cacher of the Year

Awesnap

Cache of the Year

SURVIVOR18: Eating Challenge by ZippyFinn

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

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March 2019 Photo of the Month Winners

Its a TIE! Congratulations to both Zippy Finn for her photo titled “Puddles” and DePhogration for his entry titled “Iced Over.”

Next month’s Contest is now open. Please post your entries for next months edition in the April 2019 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 2019 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.