NoVAGO Fall Event: Tour de Arlington (GC33V8K)

NoVAGO will host this years Fall Event: “Tour de Arlington” on October 23rd, 2011 in Glencarlyn Park, Arlington, VA. Whether you’re a long time cacher, or brand new cacher…NoVAGO member or not – especially if you’re not – mark your calendar for what promises to be another fantastic seasonal event!  There will be a pre-event caching bike ride along local paved park trails, good food , good folks, and a good time is always guaranteed.  There are a number of existing geocaches, and I hear there’s a great possibility that some new ones will also be available.  Plan now to attend and renew old friendships, and make some new ones.  For complete information, and the event schedule just click on the blue title bar for this post, and you’ll go right to the event cache page.  See you there!!!

Summer Event Silent Auction “Primer & Catalog”

NoVAGO conducts one Silent Auction each year (traditionally at our seasonal Summer Event) to help defray the cost of the entrees for each event, site/pavilion rentals throughout they year, website hosting, etc.  NoVAGO never has, and will not charge membership fees…the Silent Auction has always ensured that.  If you have never taken part in a Silent Auction…you don’t know the fun you’re missing…if you have entered the “bidding fray” before, then I’m sure you’re looking forward to doing it again.  An explanation of of the process, and a list of auction items can be viewed by clicking on the blue title bar for this post.  If you have items you’d like to donate, please contact NetworkCacher via his GC.Com Profile, PM through the NoVAGO Forum, or e-mail him direct.

NoVAGO Summer Heat in the Forest Event GC2XJT2

On Saturday, July 16th, 2011…from 10 AM to 1 PM (or later) at Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA.

Summer is in full swing, and so is NoVAGO!! Come join us for a full day of fun, good food, stories, a Silent Auction, and a guaranteed good time!! Everyone is invited – newcomers, old timers, makes no difference if you have 1 geocache find or 10,000…we’d love to see you there! And you certainly do not have to be a NoVAGO member to attend (we’ll work on getting you to join after you arrive).  Please click on the blue title bar for this article to go right to the cache page.

NoVAGO 2010 Cache & Cacher Award Honorees

NoVAGO peers selected the following caches and cachers for recognition as the best of the best for 2010.  The announcement was made yesterday at the NoVAGO Spring Event at the Blue Ridge Center.  A big CONGRATULATIONS to those cache owners, and individuals so honored…and a big THANK YOU on behalf of NoVAGO for the contributions you’ve made to keep this pastime so enjoyable for all of us.  Please remember to thank and congratulate them when you see them on the trail, or at a future event.

Best Theme/Series
Alien Invaders by Buglady1 (GC2HHE8 GC2HG5X GC2HHVZ GC2JE0D GC2JE3B)

Best Kids Cache
Fishy Canyon by Ty (of team Serrabou) (GC2FV5Q)

Best Location Cache
Uncached Territory by mapman132 (GC238VA)

Best Hike
Serrabou Cove by Serrabou (GC2895Q)

Best History-Related Cache (TIE)
The 3 R’s 1897 Style by 2Wheel’in (GC25JGA)
Stratford Junior High (Custis Trail Series) by LostDogsArlington (GC2KG0M)

Best Multi-Stage Cache
VSP Sky Meadows Wildlife Adventures by KJcachers (GC24TDY)

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache
What’s My Sign? by nighthawk700 (GC2GBTG)

Most Creative Cache
What’s My Sign? by nighthawk700 (GC2GBTG)

Most Challenging to Find
LAUREL LEAVES are beautiful this time of year by reedkickball (GC2GF43)

Best Log
reedkickball – Trev’s “InSaNe II” Cache (GCW5RZ)

Best Picture
reedkickball – Nice Waterfall, but where does the water come from? (GC1FD0G)

Cache of the Year
366 Days of Caching- The Long, Long Road by cphug184 (GC2BN10)

Rookie of the Year
seadog129

Cacher of the Year (TIE)
Nemo Consequentia
Nighthawk700