Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Winner For 2016 is...

The Winner of the "SUPER-COVETED"

 SNAP!!! Cache of the Year for 2016!

So last week we teased everyone with the FINAL 14!  
It is now slmost time to name the winner...
but first:

The idea of a Cache of the year came to us in 2011.  We took each of the winners of the Cache of the Day and laid them all out and eventually came down to 3 or 4 best of the year.

2011 Winner

GC59AF: Thousand Steps Cache
Nana & I at step 1000 - hint: there are still more steps after that one!

2012 Winner:

GC3PTB0: Smithfield's Porcine Parade

Note: The Smithfield Visitor's site (click here) actually lists Geocaching
(and this cache) as an activity to help bring in tourists!

Papa and one of the pigs!


GC44RDE - The Key is the Key


but there are plenty of replicas around

Another great WVTim Cache


GC4XD7M - The Hermitage Gardens: A Walking Tour


GCT397:  Train Trestle Falls

The cache is on the other side of this tunnel!

Now to 2016

In 5th place:
GC2GW5D: Benedict's Brother-In-Law
Sometimes you find surprises while geocaching.  Nana & I love caches with history.  This one qualifies both as historical and a surprise find.

In 4th place:
GC6C9HP: Dead or Alive
A really nice put together multi-cache located in Surry County.
The scenery is really nice here too.

In 3rd place:
GC6MYT6: Peace. Love and Gadget Caching!
A truely great gadget cache!!!

In 2nd place:
GC7C06: Witch's Leg
Most of you already know, we love historical caches.  Also, Nana loves caches in and around cemeteries.  So every once in a while we run across a truely great cache that is in a cemetery, has some great history and in this case: has a spooky story to go with it.  We were on our way to Canada, traveling up Rt 1 along the coast, when this cache appeared on our screens.
If you are ever up this way - make sure to put this cache on you "Must Do" List!!!

The WINNER of the 


SNAP!!! Cache of the Year

for 2016 is:



hidden by: Frogmen83


but truth be told,
it was a group effort.

Thanks goes out to the entire crew:
C_Otter, Nana, chihuahuak94me,
micromagnet and shipwreck99
who provided moral support, suggestions,
hints, took pictures and movies, shouted encouragement, etc.
but most of all, Thanks to 
 my 2 good AACC buddies who got wet with me:
DiverVan & mbbaumann

Till next time...
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

Suffolk Nana & Papa - - - or just plain ol' - - - -  SNAP!!!  

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1 comment:

  1. I had written this one off as one I would pass by. I only went along because you organized the expedition. It was a lot of fun.