2011 Metro New York Geocaching awards!

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2011 Metro New York Geocaching awards!

Postby addisonbr » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:01 pm

Voting has concluded and the results are in!

I'd like to stress that there are no losers here - this sort of awards balloting is an inexact exercise (not everyone found every cache on the list, not everyone who did find these caches voted, and so on). But what follows is a fantastic list of caches that gave our members memorable thrills (plus several series that add dozens more to the list).

Thanks to *everyone* who placed a listing last year (and to everyone who submitted nominations and voted). Here's to some of the best times we had in 2011 (highest totals in bold):

Cleverest Hide / Best Camo
Don't Honk by Behistun GC2WKRQ
Ghost Piers by Bouledogue GC32F4X
A Light Stroll by HarryKevinCaching GC39KMF
*** Squirreled Away by RuthNY *** GC2BW5C
Trinity Church Cemetery (NYC) by dolemite9 GC2T8ZP

Best Location / View
*** A Finger in the Hudson by Bouledogue *** GC30YF5
Hudson Vista by Behistun GC31BBG
numberology - lucky 7 by GCcarlos-XP GC2WWEB
OCATT - METRONYGCS by BriGuyNY GC2R7Q1
Sleepy Hollow's Sunset by TeamMagicParrot GC2Z9RF

Best Hike
April Fools Cache by bsatroop309 GC2PR8M
Flushing Meadows Park by *Jeremy* GC2P0GE
*** Fort Tryon Park (NYC) by dolemite9 *** GC2ZXRM
Roosevelt Island - A Tram Ride and So Much More by WherigoBilder GC2P4T4
Serene Scene by Limzy GC30WKV

Most Satisfying Puzzle
Do the math! (NYC) by dolemite9 GC2Y8PF
*** It Begins At The Childrens Gate by childofatom *** GC2NHWJ
It Begins At The Girls Gate by childofatom GC2TVNF
Museum of Natural History by Psy235 GC38ZCA
Safe Cracker: Video Killed the Radio Star by LoudmouthLee GC393GR

Best Series
The Douglaston, NY Trail by Scouter568 (example GC2NXKB)
Harry Potter by Sonoluminous (example GC30XHH)
Legion of Doom by GerkMax (example GC2PRTN)
Morris Canal Greenway by pmolan (example GC2ZCGF)
numberology by GCcarlos-XP (example GC30J78)
*** OCATT by BriGuyNY *** (example GC2R6Z1)

Best Log
4quA5 by cache_ninja, log by pvdjr
Around the bend by Don_Firebomb, log by mmacgown
Bond... James Bond by buzzy_cacher, log by BriGuyNY
Bowery Stretch by Fats277, log by Vinny & Sue Team
*** Paint By GPS by UndercoverArtNYC, log by gerkmax ***

Best of the Bronx
Babyluvs Prickly Cache ver. 1 by jalmodovar GC2TY90
Charles M. Lee Triangle by vincenzosi GC2Y3H6
OCATT - ARC HUNTER by BriGuyNy GC2R7NG
Team Goldy's Evil #1 by team goldy c,l,t,b GC38JMC
*** Three Bridges (Redux) by Behistun *** GC30YBZ

Best of Brooklyn
BONUS The Mighty Ocean Current - Captain's Booty by SyNNq, LadiHazer GC37GCQ
Fort Greene by CassidyCarolyn GC38A3P
*** INSPIRATION THROUGH EXAMPLE by schbus86 *** GC37H6Z
Mrs. Tree's Treasure by toughguys GC2TGFY
Secret Sketchbook by Heyseanmcbride GC2YQC6

Best of Manhattan
The Flight Deck by Bouledogue GC36722
The Garden of Eden by TrinityWallStreet GC37G80
A Grand Self-Portrait by UndercoverArtNYC GC2XN0R
*** Haunted New York - 29 E 4 St by pelagori *** GC31F30
Madison Square Madness by pvdjr GC32JQX

Best of Queens
Cunningham Park SMS Cache by MickeyNurse GC303AY
Meet the Mets by MetsFanInNJ GC2XBBB
Little Bay Park by *Jeremy* GC2XPHK
On the way to Fort Totten by RRH_DDS GC2RGKG
*** The Queens Giant by *Jeremy* *** GC2TXTV

Best of Staten Island
The Barbican of Mariners Harbor by The-Shadow GC30ZC6
*** Blazing Star Cache by Jenna1229 *** GC341C5
Danny's Sanctuary by CLS1225 GC343Q4
Just a bounce away by Applesauceandvinegar GC33MNW
Twin Tanks Cache by ModernDayIndy GC2KZJR

Best Outside of NYC
Bird Bonanza II by goldfinch180 GC36D8E
The Butler Series - BONUS by WE CACHE 365 GC32PT7
In Memory of George by stron GC2R395
Monkey Wrench by BriGuyNY GC2PNYE
*** Size Not Chosen by dkeato *** GC38KHX

Cache of the Year
Blue Cache Challenge by BriGuyNY GC2Z3D2
The Doctor Who Series: The Tenth Doctor by ferreteers GC2TDF4
*** Harry Potter The Memory (#1) by Sonoluminous *** GC30XGM
Lost Cities? by Lati-dude GC2FKAQ
numberology - harmonious 8 by GCcarlos-XP GC30ZKJ
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Re: 2011 Metro New York Geocaching awards!

Postby ruthny » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:54 am

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! And thank, Brett, for doing the work!
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Re: 2011 Metro New York Geocaching awards!

Postby addisonbr » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:01 pm

A lot of great caches on this list, but having been lucky enough to hunt Sonoluminous' Harry Potter caches I can recommend them with no reservations. They are a real gift to the community.
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Re: 2011 Metro New York Geocaching awards!

Postby sonoluminous » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:18 pm

Wow! Thank you so much for nominating the Harry Potter Series and Cache #1 of the series: "The Memory" for cache of the year.

I am honored to be listed and to be included in such esteemed company. There are so many amazing caches on the list above!

Thanks to everyone for voting and to those of you who have not visited ... Harry, Ron, Hermione and friends (well some aren't quite so friendly!) look forward to seeing you up in Greenwich at some point soon. ;)

Here is a link to the cache page for those that are interested: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC30XGM
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