Breaking News: Groundspeak has Granted Lab Caches to NoVAGO for the October 28th Fall Event

We have teased a bit that we have bigger things in store this year at our annual fall event. The Officers have decided it is finally time to share our big news: Groundspeak has given us THREE LAB CACHES for the attendees to find at our NoVAGO’s 3rd Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event on October 28th!!!! … Continue reading

Puzzled? Don’t Fret… Help is on the Way

NoVAGO Puzzle Cache Workshop Sunday, October 15, 2017 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) Bull Run Regional Library 8051 Ashton Avenue Manassas, VA 20109 Having trouble with puzzle caches? There are a lot of them out there. These pesky little devils seem to get filed in one of two places by most cachers. There are them that loves ’em and them that hates ’em. If you are in the latter category (or in the former and just want to practice), this may be the event for you. This event will be geared toward beginning puzzlers. There will be a session later in the year … Continue reading

NoVAGO Celebrates CITO Week with Multiple Fall Events

On Saturday, October 1st 2017 join the NoVAGO for our Fall CITO at Burke Lake Park. This is a popular place for hiking and families with some of the best trails around including a scenic 4.78-mile fitness/biking/hiking trail which loops around the 218-acre lake. It is also home to one of Virginia’s oldest active geocaches! This is an excellent opportunity to give back to Mother Earth by picking up trash and helping with trail maintenance at this great Virginia park all while earning the exclusive CITO 2017 souvenir. The normal $10 per day Park fee for noncounty residents will be waived by … Continue reading

Fall Auction List

NoVAGO’s 3rd Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event October 28th is is quickly approaching and with that comes our annual Fall Event and Auction.  This auction is what sets up NoVAGO’s operating budget for the following year.  Please remember that donations benefit NoVAGO directly. This is NoVAGO’s primary fund raiser, and it allows us to pay for CITO materials, event pavilion rentals, and furnish the burgers, dogs, and sausages for each of our seasonal events, and covers our web hosting fees. If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact Awesnap via a message on gc.com, e-mail, or even … Continue reading

Scotts Run CITO a Success!

NoVAGO would like to thank both it’s members and the MGS for making the clean up at Scott’s Run a huge Success.  Over 23 geocachers and family woke up early Saturday and volunteered to pick up trash.  Many of the usual litter suspects where there for the pickings like beer bottles, bagged dog poo, cigarettes, a shoe, and a I saw one tire made it in the pile.   … Continue reading

And the 2016 Cache Awards Winners are…

The rains stopped, the sun rose, and NoVAGO members flocked to Sundays ¡No Bull! ¡Pick that up! CITO and Bull Run Bonanza Returns events.  Thanks to everyone who helped out and attended to make this Spring event a success.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall! HERE ARE THE 2016 NoVAGO CACHE AWARD WINNERS: Best Theme/Series Toponaut by Serrabou (12 caches) Best Kids Cache The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel* by CWillyPngn Most Outstanding Location/Scenery 14 – X Marks the Spot by hooclass2002, rodndor, and reedkickball Most Creative Cache 2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #6: DiamondLog by 4everyoungs Most Physically Challenging … Continue reading

This Sunday: Fantastic Fall Fun!

This weekend, join us at Providence Park in Fairfax for NoVAGO’s Fall Event: Hauntingly Familiar! Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11 am – 3pm. We’ll start the day off with casual Halloween-themed games and a brand new icebreaker. While you enjoy a picnic lunch, browse the items available in our Silent Auction and Pick-a-Prize. Then, try your luck at Mischievous Ducks or the Cache Packing Challenge. And for those truly brave souls, wear your best costume to the event and be judged by your fellow NoVAGO cachers. Costumes will be judged in three categories: Best Adult Costume, Best Kids Costume, and … Continue reading

Ready for a Great Weekend??

We know many begin their work week today, but keep in mind that with Monday’s start, the countdown towards next weekend also officially starts! Look forward to a trip to the west and a wonderful weekend of caching, eventing and socializing with fellow cachers at NoVAGO’s annual summer event! The fun kicks off Saturday morning where early birds can catch breakfast (GC58VZB) and fuel up for a great day.  From there it’s just down the road to Sherando Park, a great 330-scenic acres where many caches await.  Hike the trails or grab your bike and set off for some fun … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s Warmer Winter Event

Have you posted your “Will Attend” log for the 2014 Winter Event? We are pleased that Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington will be hosting us this Sunday, February 23rd, for the event. Check out the event page or the forum posts to learn more about the current status on the potluck continental breakfast, the information sessions, socializing, lab caches and other activities. You can even follow the event on Facebook.

Summer Soirée Schedule Updates

It looks like a full day shaping up for the Summer Soiree. Bike rides, caching games, a GPS Track Art Contest, socializing, caches in the park, and an Ice Cream Social to cool off at the end of the day. Please go to the event web pages for specific details; a summary of the festivities is included below. Start your day off at 9AM with a morning bike ride along the WO&D Trail. A leisurely ride from Purcellville to Clarke’s Gap, the highest point on the bike trail. GC4H526 – End of the Line to Top of the Line – Sunrise … Continue reading