NoVAGO Spring Event At The Blue Ridge Center (GC2RR99)

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz…ain’t you glad you is?  NoVAGO’s first seasonal event the “Spring Event At The Blue Ridge Center” will be held on 15 May 2011.  Come one, come all…you don’t have to be a NoVAGO member, you don’t even have to be a Virginian…whether you’re a new cacher, or an old timer…come on out and meet some great folks, eat some delicious food, and have a great time – it’s guaranteed!!  You can find all the particulars for this event by clicking on the blue title bar for this post.

NoVAGO’s 2010 Cache Awards Voting

Hey!, do you enjoy finding micro caches? – how about traditionals, puzzles, multis….does just finding a cache of any type brings a “Smilie” to your face?  Well, here’s your chance to recognize those caches and cachers that bring you so much joy.  Voting instructions and the list of NoVAGO’s 2010 most outstanding caches and cachers is below …and it’s time to pick your favorites by voting.  The polls close at midnight on April 30th, and the most outstanding caches and cachers will be announced shortly thereafter – probably at the NoVAGO Spring Event.  Please take the time to vote.

 


NoVAGO’s 2010 Geocache Awards

Below are the caches and cachers up for awards. Votes will be accepted up until midnight May 10th. Vote by picking one cache or cacher from each category, and email your votes to: 2010awards@novago.org Please include your geocaching userid.

There will be extra incentive to visit these caches, in the form of another cache, Coming Soon!, that you can log after you fulfill the requirements for the cache.

I’ve created an annotated bookmark list with all the nominated caches.

Here are the nominees listed in each category:

Best Theme/Series
Arlington Park Series (APS) by Nemo Consequentia & GrandmaMoses (GC27BV0 GC27BVY GC27BV3 GC27BW1 GC27BV6 GC27BW5 GC27BVD GC27BW7 GC27BVM GC27BW9 GC27BVR GC27BWB GC27CWM GC27CXB GC27CWX GC27E3W GC27E44 GC27E41 GC27E47 GC27E42 GC27E4A)
The Triwizard Tournament by wesmsl (GC2JQDE GC2JTX9 GC2JTXK GC2JTY5 GC2JTYM)
Alien Invaders by Buglady1 (GC2HHE8 GC2HG5X GC2HHVZ GC2JE0D GC2JE3B)
Things found in my basement by Bill.on.the.sly (GC255R1 GC27BN6 GC27BMZ GC28G4N)
Size Matters? by Bill.on.the.sly (GC2AEBP GC2AEBV GC2AG15 GC2AH85)

Best Kids Cache
Fishy Canyon by Ty (of team Serrabou) (GC2FV5Q)
Gone Bananas by mobywv (GC2FEEX)
Farm Kids’ Cache by The VanDucks (GC2AXG9)
Diary of a Wimpy Cache by GoL1ttle10 (GC2DVYA)
SNAP-CRACKLE-POP by 2Wheel’in (GC2D6MN)

Best Location Cache
I Spy a Fisherman by Serrabou (GC29YA7)
“Run, Get to the Choppa’!!!!” by GunRunner762 (GC2F63F)
Neglected by flyingmoose (GCZM93)
Uncached Territory by mapman132 (GC238VA)
Heir To The Throne by flyingmoose & Zygote2k (GCT8X8)

Best Hike
Serrabou Cove by Serrabou (GC2895Q)
Uncached Territory by mapman132 (GC238VA)
I Spy a Fisherman by Serrabou (GC29YA7)
Ten Dorks a-LARPing – NoVAGO 2009 Cachemas by Serrabou (GC21Q90)
Donaldson Run by LostDogsArlington (GC27K3E)

Best History-Related Cache
ALLH #20- Ash Grove Mansion by cphug184 (GC2KN4E)
The 3 R’s 1897 Style by 2Wheel’in (GC25JGA)
Stratford Junior High (Custis Trail Series) by LostDogsArlington (GC2KG0M)
DS #9 – A Big White Oak and a little history by TeamObbie1/Dirt Stumpy (GC23A17)
Dranesville Tavern by JRockford (GC25WD2)

Best Multi-Stage Cache
Daddy – I wanna Pony! by 2Wheel’in (GC2C3Q0)
VSP Sky Meadows Wildlife Adventures by KJcachers (GC24TDY)
ANTs in the Poplar Tree by 2Wheel’in (GC2H2YG)
Alien Invaders: Russian Olives by Buglady1 (GC2HHVZ)
Gone Fishin’ by NetworkCacher (GC2J862)

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache
What’s My Sign? by nighthawk700 (GC2GBTG)
Revenge of “What’s my sign?” by nighthawk700 (GC2JK78)
Heir To The Throne by flyingmoose & Zygote2k (GCT8X8)
Western Traveler by mapman132 (GC2HE6W)
366 Days of Caching- The Long, Long Road by cphug184 (GC2BN10)

Most Creative Cache
All Over My New Shoes 🙁 by Jeffnerner (GC2856N)
Park near the ART by 2Birderz (GC24EMT)
What’s My Sign? by nighthawk700 (GC2GBTG)
Revenge of “What’s my sign?” by nighthawk700 (GC2JK78)
ANTs in the Poplar Tree by 2Wheel’in (GC2H2YG)

Most Challenging to Find
The Climb by DisneyFanClub (GC2DYEK)
Things found in my basement #1 by Bill.on.the.sly (GC255R1)
Lincoln Park Swamp by reedkickball (GC2FV7Q)
LAUREL LEAVES are beautiful this time of year by reedkickball (GC2GF43)
APS #09 – Doctor’s Run Park by Nemo Consequentia & GrandmaMoses (GC27BVM)

Best Log
ClarksinVA – What is best in life? – link to log
two000miler – The Palindrome – link to log
reedkickball – Trev’s “InSaNe II” Cache – link to log
nighthawk700 – Dark Matter – link to log
flyingmoose – Cornbread is Extra – link to log
cphug184 – Pi Are Not Squared — Pie Are Round – link to log

Best Picture
marmon69 “Monkey hangin with turtle” – Gone Bananas – link to log
marmon69 “Air predator at 1 o’clock” – “Run, Get to the Choppa’!!!!” – link to log
cphug184 “Riley at the vista” – Compton Peak – link to log
reedkickball “2010-09-29_09-02-46_544” – Nice Waterfall,but where does the water come from? – link to log
Serrabou “found this guy and brought him home to inspect” – Fifteen Two – link to log
ClarksinVA “Fortunately I was able to escape unharmed!” – Gone Bananas – link to log
Serrabou “off to save the world” – Barney Beaver’s Fantasy Story – link to log

Cache of the Year
Heir To The Throne by flyingmoose & Zygote2k (GCT8X8)
“Run, Get to the Choppa’!!!!” by GunRunner762 (GC2F63F)
366 Days of Caching- The Long, Long Road by cphug184 (GC2BN10)
I Spy a Fisherman by Serrabou (GC29YA7)
Joey-Jo Sheepsower Horked His Dad’s Car by Serrabou (GC250NK)

Rookie of the Year
seadog129
ZATnKAT
NitroStein
SK6 Blue
nicole_and_jim

Cacher of the Year
Nemo Consequentia
nighthawk700
NetworkCacher
WWCD
Gaiter Man

NoVAGO’s 2010 Cache Award Nominations

It’s that time of the year when you get to nominate your favorite caches, and cachers for recognition.   It’s your opportunity to show your appreciation for all the wonderful caches placed in 2010, and to recognize those special cachers who do so much for NoVAGO.  You can view the category list, and read the instructions for making your nominations by clicking on the blue title bar for this announcement.  Once again this year, a special cache will be placed that will require you to visit a good percentage of the nominated caches in order to log that cache…it’s a fun challenge.

Please go back through your 2010 finds and take the time to nominate those truly deserving caches.

NoVAGO “Frozen Event” GC1132A 27 Feb 2011

Come one, come all to what (regardless of the weather) promises to be a warm time with good friends.  Long time geocacher, or just getting started, NoVAGO member, or not…everyone is welcome.  NoVAGO is hosting a “Frozen Event” GC1132A at Lake Fairfax Park, click the blue title bar above to go right to the cache page.

Specifics are:

9am, 27 February 2011
Lake Fairfax Pavilion “K” (next to the lake)
Coffee and other hot beverages along with breakfast pastries will be provided.
NoVAGO Coins and Patches will be available for purchase.
Lake Fairfax Park has many geocaches, and there will even be a few new ones!!
Lake Fairfax Park Ranger attending (tentative).
Maybe a cache run to the BAT-21 caches if anyone is interested (since the final of the series is in the same park.).

Thanks! & Happy 5th Anniversary NoVAGO

A NoVAGO hosted event to thank the Officers, Event Holders, and Volunteers who’ve helped make NoVAGO the THE premier geocaching organization in Northern Virginia.  Good times kick off on Wednesday, January 5th 2011 – 6PM at Santini’s in Reston, VA.  Come on out for good food, good times, and to mingle with some wonderful folks.  You don’t have to be a long time cacher…newcomers are especially welcome, nor do you have to be a NoVAGO member (but we’ll work on that).  Just click on the blue title bar above to go right to the Cache Page.  See you there!!