As everyone probably knows, there is a group of local cachers
who have been working diligently to establish a Northern Virginia
GeoCaching Organization. The result of these efforts is
The group is now hard at work to officially get NoVAGO off the
ground and hopes to have a framework established in the near
As this is the first large scale NoVAGO event, I was thinking
(scary thought isn't it?), since we have all gathered together at
this awesome Algonkian Park shelter, it only fitting that a cache
be placed at this historic location.
I have tried to capture the essence of the NoVAGO caching
experience in this cache. As with many great caches in the Northern
Virginia area, this cache was designed to provide a challenge.
This is a two stage cache. The first stage will be found
somewhere in/on/under/adjacent to/??? the structure located at the
given coordinates. The second stage will be derived based on
information obtained in the first stage.
I am not sure what else there is to say, except that no matter
how tempting it may be, you will not need to dismantle the shelter
to find the first stage. As IndyMagicMan said so very well in the
Shelter III cache description,
No need to dismantle anything. Searching may involve;
flashlight, ladder, work gloves, latex gloves, filter mask, mirror,
black light, microscope, telescope, tweezers, magnet, mist net,
wire, dog, Benadryl, Cortisone, Groucho glasses, slightly larger
glasses, little brown pointy shoes with fuzzy balls, tachyon scan,
Detect Magic spell, psychic photography, séance to commune with
Houdini, and the old ‘butter and shaved squirrel’ trick we all
know. Please cache responsibly. But really, how bad can this be?
It’s just a shelter.
I am honored to be able to place this cache in conjunction with
the first NoVAGO major event. I have really enjoyed my caching
experiences in the NoVAGO area and have made many very good friends
along the way. I would like to dedicate this cache to all of them
and I wish all the best in future NoVAGO hides and hunts and hope
that we can all meet out there on the trails as we follow our
obsession and continue to search out tupperware in the woods.
you are a Geocacher in the state of Virginia, please join
the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization. This is a great
to get the most out of Geocaching in our region.
Simply go to www.novago.org for
P.S. You might want to visit one of these awesome caches to
prepare yourselves for the ordeal ahead.