Explore Iowa’s Territories and Trails
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Explore Iowa’s Territories and Trails
IGO COTM for September is underway. Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite! ***The theme for September is "Most Informative Wherigo".
Click on the title of this article for complete details.
|GC3PCBK||Jester Journey by bucknuts, Wherigo Cache (1.5/2)|
|GC3YAQW||A Tour of Lake Wapello by Borky00 & Hill Folk, Wherigo Cache (2.5/1.5)|
|GC4DRAC||Wherigo in History by hawkeyetob, Wherigo Cache (1.5/2)|
GEOBoji Cache Fishin' --- IGO's (Iowa Geocachers Organization) eleventh annual Hike and Seek is almost here!! This annual event is coming soon on September 12-14, 2014, in the Iowa Great Lakes (Okoboji) area.
This will be a great time to geocache around Okoboji since the busy summer season will be over. After Labor Day campgrounds are not as packed and motel rates are less than that during the peak summer season.
There will be 90+ new caches in addition to the 200+ existing official geocaching.com caches of various types and sizes within 10 miles of HnS 2014 headquarters on Emerson Bay of West Lake Okoboji.
Event caches will include a Friday evening Meet & Greet potluck dinner (the Annual Members Meeting) followed by the monthly Board of Directors Meeting, a catered dinner Saturday evening with cache competition winners announced, and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Sidebar events include a 101 Cache Design Class and a Flash Mob. We also have 'early in' and 'late out' meet-and-greets events planned. Also, there will be kid-friendly organized activities.
Cache competition includes a Poker Run, four puzzle caches with multiple waypoints to visit, and several new, unpublished caches to find. Make sure you pick up the HnS'14 Diary on Saturday morning so you have the information needed for this contest.
Visit hns2014.webs.com for more information.
|GC59BJW||Fifty-Three Skidoo by DTCBears, Traditional Cache (4/1.5) [COTM: August 2014]|
|GC1ZFT3||Imagination At Work by joker3300, Traditional Cache (1/2) [COTM: August 2014]|
|GC4BDNE||Stanwood Cache #1 by Kflock, Traditional Cache (2/1.5) [COTM: August 2014]|
|GC355TH||Hobo central by quitabeck, Traditional Cache (2/2) [COTM: August 2014]|
|GC1GBFN||I have a Bridge too by Olkb, Traditional Cache (2.5/1) [COTM: August 2014]|
Remember last year when you had to try and find the trackable Buckys by asking for him at events? This year Bucky wants you to "EXPLORE IOWA'S TERRITORIES AND TRAILS".
Visit the link on the left side of the page titled BUCKY'S MURALS for all the info you need to play.
IGO's 2013 - 2014 TB Race
The IGO Prize Vault is almost empty!! We need help from our membership to fill the Prize Vault back up again. So we are going to do something a little bit different for the month of August. Any IGO member who donates a prize to the Prize Vault will have their name entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize from the Prize Vault. It does not matter whether you are a Supporting Member or not, anyone that makes a donation to the Prize Vault has a chance to win.
The Event Committee has begun it’s search for the 2015 Hike N Seek Event. If the idea of hosting this event sounds wonderful, and you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or anyone on the events committee. Other members include: Hollfolk, Repmul, Digger9, and Doc29. We’ll get additional information to you about the process. Anyone interested should submit a brief plan and ideas they have for this event by July 30, 2014 so that the committee can consider all ideas and select the best h