Happy Cachemas 2009!!!!! We are pleased to present “The NoVAGO 12 Days of Cachemas”, a cache series starting on December 25 that is modeled after a familiar Christmas song. Starting on December 25th, one new cache in this series will be released each day, until “The 12 Days of Cachemas” song is complete. Each cache in this series contains important clues. Collect all twelve clues and figure out the location of the prize cache with some very special prizes. To date, the following NoVAGO 2009 Cachemas caches have been published:
#1. A Micro in an Ivy Patch GC21BPG
#2. Two Beavers Puzzling GC1282A
#3. Trois poules françaises GC21CD4
#4 For Caching Birds GC21PCP
Start at a Welcoming place at the posted coordinates and use your flashlight to find a trail of reflective white tacks that will lead you on a stroll through McLean. Go to the spot where you find the first tack, stand there with your flashlight and start looking for the next tack that marks your trail. If you cannot see another tack from that spot, try varying your position a little bit in case another object is in the way, and keep looking. If that doesn't work, you may need to take a few steps in what looks like a likely direction and then look again.
The surrounding city lights will make it harder some times, since they keep your eyes from adjusting to see their best in the dark. We have tried to minimize the light interference, but it will still be an issue. The tacks are usually easier to see if the flash light is held at your eye level. Finding two tacks together will put you near the final cache, and your flashlight will guide you the rest of the way.
Please use care when crossing the streets, and consider using the crosswalks for all street crossings if the traffic is heavy.
Don't forget to take a clue for the the Novago Cachemas Bonus cache! The clues are attached to small holiday ornaments for the first ten finders. First to Find has a small wrapped surprise as well.