2017 Geocache Awards: Nominations

Each year NoVAGO honors some of the best caches that were placed in Northern Virginia. Cache nominations and awards are a chance for you to recognize the efforts of fellow NoVAGO cachers who have placed hides that you have enjoyed.  Until January 29th help recognize the great caches and the people who placed them by nominating your favorites for the 2017 NoVAGO Cache Awards!  For more information on categories please head over to NoVAGO’s 2017 Cache Awards — Nominations in the forums.

A time for Thanks!

NoVAGO turns 11 this year and to celebrate we will be kicking off the year with our traditional Thanks Event!  January 14th also happens to be the anniversary of the first official NoVAGO hosted event back in 2007.  This year we are back at Santini’s New York Style Deli in Chantilly.

Please join us at Santini’s to thank all of the amazing volunteers who helped make geocaching in Northern Virginia more fun in 2017 and to welcome in the 2018 volunteers.


January 14th, 2018

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Santini’s New York Style Deli

3980 Corsair Ct
Chantilly, VA 20151

Congratulations 2018 Officers!

The results are in!

  • Plato Addict – President
  • Nothereeither – Vice President
  • Hooclass2002 – Treasurer
  • Awesnap – Public Affairs Officer
  • Pfenix – Secretary

Because one person has been nominated for each officer position there will be no need for additional voting.  The NoVAGO bylaws state “If a candidate is unopposed for an office they will be placed into office by default.”

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.