NoVAGO’s Fall into Geocaching Event

Hear ye!!  Hear ye!!  Come one, come all…NoVAGO’s “Fall into Geocaching” Event is scheduled for Sunday, November 21st 2010, at Occoquan Regional Park.  If you’ve attended a NoVAGO seasonal event before…well, you know what a great time it will be, if you’ve never attended…then here’s your chance to experience NoVAGO at its very best!! A special invitation is extended to the new members of NoVAGO…come on out and put faces to names…this is a perfect way to do it.  Good food, good friends, and a darn good time guaranteed!!!. The event page has been published (GC2EVEX).  There are quite a few existing caches in the park, and even more next door in Laurel Hills Park.  Talk it up, plan to attend, and get ready for a great time….see you there!!

Brambleton Fall Festival Cacher’s Corner

The Brambleton Fall Festival includes a Geocaching Event!!!   They have set up a special area at the Brambleton Welcome Center for cachers to meet at the Fall Festival that will run from 4-7 pm on Saturday, October 9th 2010.
There will be snacks and drinks, and bathroom facilities available as well. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family. This will be the launch date for several new cache’s in the community, and we will have limited edition Geocoins available to the first 90 people to locate all these new cache’s and return to the Cacher’s Corner with the passwords from the cache’s. Feel free to bring friends, as we’re planning on introducing many new people to Geocaching at this event.

Mountain Trailmasters

Title: Mountain Trailmasters
Location: Sky Meadows State Park
Link out: Click here
Description: Like a good walk? Enjoy exploring the forests, mountains and trails? Here is the popular Occoquan and Potomac Trailmasters series redux except using trails and caches along the Shenandoah and the surrounding Mountains.

Calling all Mountain Trailmasters to meet with fellow hiking enthusiasts. Enjoy a chance to talk to others about some of the great caches, hikes and experiences you have had while walking the parks and trails in the foothills of the Appalachians.

Where: Sky Meadows State Park
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
When: 11:00

There are many trails along the foothills of the Appalachians including Sky Meadows, Wildcat Mountain, Shenandoah, and the George Washington Forest These parks and caches overlook the trade routes of Native Americans and early settlers, were surveyed by George Washington, bore witness to epic battles of the American Civil War and now serve as an area of beauty and escape for the Trailmasters. How many of these trails and parks do you know? We have assigned a subjective (and arbitrary) point value to each of the caches in this general area. Can you get 50 points before the event? 100 points? How many do you have now?
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2010-10-23

Wolf Run Shoals CITO

Title: Wolf Run Shoals CITO
Location: End of Wolf Shoals Road
Link out: Click here
Description: If you missed the last CITO we hosted, this is your chance to come visit another gem of an area accessed by the Bull Run/Occoquan “Blue” Trail. We will meet at the posted coordinates, chat for a few minutes, and then head out on the trail for a few hours of cleanup. We will convene back at parking and have some refreshments.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2010-09-11

SUMMER EVENT: NoVAGO’s Scorching Sortie to the Pony Barn GC2BMJ8

Your attention is invited to the NoVAGO’s “Scorching Sortie to the Pony Barn” Summer Event…come one, come all – everyone is invited: members, non-members, visitors, and the curious. The event will take place on 8 August 2010, at the Pony Barn Pavilion, Reston, VA.  If you’ve attended a NoVAGO seasonal event before…you know what a great time it will be, if you’ve never attended…well here’s your chance to experience NoVAGO at its best. Good food, good friends, and a darn good time guaranteed!!!.    Please click on the blue title bar for this post to go right to the cache page, then log your Will Attend note, and mark your calendar.  Our summer event will also feature the ever popular Silent Auction…please check out the NoVAGO Event Forum to review the topic on the Silent Auction “Primer” and Auction Catalog .  See you in the Barn!!!

FCPA/NoVAGO “60 Years of Parks” Geocoins

The Director of the Fairfax County Parks Services Division has given me a number of FCPA/NoVAGO geocoins to place in geocaches throughout the county.  If you would like to assist in placing some of the coins…please contact me either through my Profile, PM from the Forums, or e-mail.  We can coordinate how to get the coins to you.  The coins were produced as a joint venture between the Fairfax County Park Authority and NoVAGO, and celebrate Fairfax County’s “60 Years of Parks”.


Fairfax County Park Authority/NoVAGO coins are now out and being placed in caches all around fairfax county(with a focus on FCPA Parks, both big[such as lake accotink] and small[such as bush hill]). Happy hunting.

I will edit this post to contain photos of the coins when I make it to an actual computer.