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The Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization (NoVAGO) was established to encourage and promote good geocaching practices and create a community of geocachers through our events and activities. We are committed to safe, responsible, and environmentally friendly geocaching. We welcome involvement and cooperation of park management and local government to keep geocaching open to the community and to promote the geocaching hobby to the greater community.
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2023 NoVAGO Spring Picnic
On Saturday, May 6th 2023 from 10am-3pm, NoVAGO held their annual Spring Picnic. This year the location was at the quite spacious James S. Long Regional Park in Haymarket VA. The park was beautiful and the pavilion was HUGE. Plenty of room with tables to sit at and stage the massive buffet of munchies. Cherokee3 was our lucky host this year and did an amazing job monitoring the cache page and updating the schedule, food list and parking situation. We got quite lucky with the weather today which can be challenging in Northern VA. Sunny, a little breezy with light … Continue reading
NOVAGO’s 2022 Geocache Award Winners
Winners of NOVAGO’s 2022 Geocache Awards Thanks to all those who took the time to send in nominations and also to those who voted. MrPsyduck and Schwandt graciously formed an awards committee and together did the bulk of the work to get the nominations narrowed down and run a ballot. Thank you fellas! At the encouragement of the NoVAGO president, ThompsonKickers, our PR officer whipped up some extra gifts for our winner to go along with the traditional trackable tags. We gathered in James S. Long Regional Park on May 6th, 2023 to find out who would bring home the … Continue reading
Photos of the Year (2022)
Here are the photos which won the nomination and were placed on the ballot for Photo of the Year. All photos were taken by NoVAGO members in 2022. But first… Winner of Best Photo in a Log for 2022 is Serrabou for “Clifftop view” at Chimney Top Cache (GCVTH7), August 12, 2022. The runners up are: jasonasemt for “Peacock” at Bonus Cache for W. LoCo Civil Rights History Lab (GC9JZ0N), November 5, 2022. TeamXMan for “HONEY!?!?! A little help here please” at NoVAGO U: Photoshopping (GC9YBZ2), November 26, 2022. TheUnstealthy Monkey for “Ack!” at Thirteen Lives … Continue reading
Spotlight Cache: The Lorton Jazz Festival
#InternationalJazzDay (April 30, 2023) Nation’s Most Unusual Jazz Fesival Did you know that for over a decade, some of the greatest names in jazz performed for free right here in Northern Virginia? Even more amazing is that these performances were inside the gates of a federal prison. The names of jazz legends who performed at this festival include Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Charlie Byrd, Oscar Peterson Trio, Count Basie Band, Nancy Wilson, Duke Ellington, Bobby Timmons, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and many more. An unusual aspect of the festival was that little … Continue reading
2022 Special Volunteer Recognition
Each spring, NoVAGO recognizes outstanding caches and cachers for their contributions to our game during the previous year. Included in those honors is recognition of the Volunteer of the Year. This year, the Officers and Board of Directors have voted to add a Special Volunteer Recognition. The organization will select a separate Volunteer of the Year from the finalists nominated by the membership. NoVAGO is pleased to announce the 2022 Special Volunteer Recognition for Serrabou and Zippy Finn. These two special members volunteered their time and talents for the 2022 NoVAGO-sponsored NoVAGO U. cache series. They went above and beyond … Continue reading
SAVE THE DATE! NoVAGO Spring Picnic & Awards
Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization invites you to join our spring picnic. In addition to eating burgers, hot dogs, and potluck sides, there will lots of opportunities to meet nice folks and trade geocaching stories. The award winners for the 2022 Best of NoVAGO will be announced at the picnic as well. Where: James S. Long Regional Park, 4603 James Madison Highway, Haymarket, VA 20169 When: Saturday, May 6, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Please RSVP on the Event Page.