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

Nominees for NOVAGO’s 2022 Geocache Awards

Nominees for NOVAGO’s 2022 Geocache Awards Thanks to all those who took the time to send in nominations. While not all nominations were able to make the final cut, we were impressed with every suggestion. The hardworking awards committee have compiled the caches on this list from the very best of 2022. We invite all geocachers to go out and find as many of these wonderful caches as possible. For a geocaching friendly list, CLICK HERE. Click Here to Vote Voting is scheduled to be open for ALL categories April 1-15, 2023. Winners will be announced at our NoVAGO 2023 … Continue reading

Award Categories

Each year NoVAGO honors some of the best caches that were placed in Northern Virginia. Nominations are an opportunity for you to recognize the efforts of your fellow NoVAGO cachers who have placed hides that you have enjoyed. This list is meant to help you think of some of the best geocaches you found last year. Best Traditional – The familiar green box on the map, which one made an impression on you? Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache – Whether the puzzle or the mystery was creative, innovative, obscure, devious, difficult, head-banging hard, unbelievably easy in hindsight – or all of those, … Continue reading

2021 Cache Award Winners

NoVAGO members gathered together at Mason District Park in Annandale for the NoVAGO Spring Picnic and Awards event. Thank you to everyone who helped to organize and make the day run smoothly. Here are the 2021 NoVAGO Cache Award Winners… CACHE OF THE YEAR (GC9C9C4) cschooner aka the Duckmeister: A tribute by kiisikwa GEOCACHER OF THE YEAR Thompsonkickers Best Theme or Series Name that Tune by MJBinski Best Kids Cache (GC8HV17) Hidden Woodland Critters Tree Sculpture by TheUnstealthy Monkey Most Outstanding Location or Scenery Tie: (GC95NT5) Water versus Rock: The Grudge Match by kiisikwa  and (GC9D8ZG) Ogling Eagles by Serrabou Most Creative Cache … Continue reading

Nominees for NOVAGO’s 2021 Geocache Awards

2021 NOVAGO Award Nominee Badge

Thanks very much to those of you who took the time to send in nominations! We had a lot of nominations this year and have been working hard to compile a list of the most popular for our members to vote on. While not all nominations were able to make the final cut, we were impressed with every suggestion that was sent in to us, making the decisions even harder.

Voting is scheduled to be open for ALL categories April 1-22, 2022.  Winners will be announced at our NoVAGO 2022 Spring Picnic and Awards Event on [Date TBD].

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2021 Cache Award Nominations are now OPEN

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.  Help recognize the great caches and the people who placed them by nominating your favorites for the 2021 NoVAGO Cache Awards! To nominate please head over to this NoVAGO’s 2021 Cache Awards Nominations Link. Categories are as follows: Cache of the Year Best Theme/Series Best Kids Cache Most Outstanding Location/Scenery Most Creative Cache Most Physically Challenging to Find Best Historical/Educational … Continue reading