Images of the IGO
First Hike-n-Seek - George Wyth State Park
Power10 Powers of Ten: 10 - 10 - 10
Digger9's 2nd Annual Halloween Weenie Roast
GC24C4B: Bicycling cachers in the field
Bridal Veil Falls GC3WZRC by looking4gems
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Our Mission: To support and promote geocaching in and around Iowa through the education of geocachers, public officials, and the general public; to encourage safe, legal, and ethical geocaching practices; and to encourage and support an open, helpful, and fun geocaching community.




Last year, a brave explorer named Bucky, and his faithful companion IGO, sent you out on a journey to discover murals along the territories and trails of the great state of Iowa.


This year Bucky has been thinking about the freedoms we all enjoy, and what it takes for us to be able enjoy those freedoms. As he was caching across the great state of Iowa he started to notice some memorials that told of the sacrifices that many people have made for those freedoms. There are several types of memorials for you to find. There are all war memorials, Civil War memorials, memorials for specific wars or conflicts, parks with several memorials, and even a blank freedom rock that will be completed this year. Some of the memorials are grand structures, and others are small solemn reminders of the greatest sacrifice.


Now, Bucky wants you to visit these memorials, and see the history of Iowa for yourselves.

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People's Choice Winners

Here is the list of the top three canidates in each catagory. The winner is listed first.


GC4845A State Park Series by Hill Folk

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April 2015 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
April 2015
COTM Theme: 
Best of the Rest II

IGO COTM for April is underway.  Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite!   

The theme for April is "Best Of The Rest II".

This month's theme is some of those caches that have been nominated a couple times and deserve another shot. We have a list of some of those caches that have been nominated a couple times and one lucky cache will win!

To ensure that we have accurate numbers and your vote is registered, please make sure you have the coordinates for your hometown or zipcode entered in your Profile. Otherwise your vote will register incorrect mileage and may not be counted. This can be done under the "My Account" link which appears in the left-hand Navigation menu that bears your username. 

Nominated Caches - Use the links provided in the table below to learn more about these caches.

GC2K0H2Listen to me by SuperGoober, Unknown Cache (1.5/1.5) [COTM: August 2011]
GC1Z1QRStacked by bumanfam, Unknown Cache (1.5/1) [COTM: September 2011]
GC341RBArea 52!?! by hawkeyetob, Traditional Cache (1/2) [COTM: September 2013]
GC3FJAYCrack the Safe! by The Morgan Clan, Multi-cache (5/5) [COTM: March 2013]
GC3PNKBMirror, Mirror... Who's the cleverest one of all by Aceey, Multi-cache (3.5/2) [COTM: March 2015]
GC272CMCelestial Interludes by CCWashburn, Traditional Cache (2/3) [COTM: January 2013]
GC38T4XYou Can't See The Cache For The Tree. by JDLC1936, Traditional Cache (3/3) [COTM: August 2013]
GC1YZCQTake Your Time by The 3 Elves, Traditional Cache (3/2.5) [COTM: March 2015]
GC1ZFT3Imagination At Work by joker3300, Traditional Cache (1/2) [COTM: August 2014]
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Geocaching and the Bonuses that Come with It

Geocaching is such a great activity - there's nothing like it that I've found, which challenges one physically and mentally, and you still have a wonderful time doing it!  My folks started Geocaching several years ago, and I would go with them once in a great while, but I rarely left the car and I didn't watch where they went or what they were doing.

For Supporting Members

As supporting memberships have been on the rise for the last few months, and I have finally spent the time to figure this out, and with the help of BOD members:  The IGO Board of Directors is proud to announce the re- introduction of the PRIZE VAULT.  Each month a random drawing will be held and a supporting members name will be drawn.  They will receive an email, inviting them to visit the PRIZE VAULT and select a prize.  When I receive their email, telling me which item they would like I will make arrangements to have that item shipped.


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IGO's 2013 - 2014 TB Race

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IGO's 2013 - 2014 TB Race


Kirk F is an IGO member from Galena, Illinois.  Those folks from the Dubuque area know him well.  Gary and I met Kirk a long time ago and visited his home in historic Galena enroute to visit my (Twila's) Great Aunt in Racine, Wisc. 

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Family & Community

Hike N Seek X – Crazy For Caching!

Board members and others have been asked by more than a few participants of the weekend competition how the event was scored. 

The formulas for the scoring are listed below.

The Base Points was based off of the cache’s D/T rating:
            Difficulty  X  Terrain  X  10