DUBUQUE, IOWA---The weekend of September 11-13 is when all Iowa (and Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska) geocachers have the opportunity to travel to Dubuque County for the next installment of IGO's Annual Hike-n-Seek Event. Current plans include a catered dinner on Friday evening for our Annual Meeting of the Members in conjunction with the Monthly Meeting of the IGO Board of Directors. The theme of this weekend's event is 'C
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IGO COTM for May is underway. Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite!
The theme for May is "Anything goes!".
This month's theme is an "Open" month. What does that mean? It means that any ACTIVE Iowa cache that hasn't previously won the COTM honors can be nominated.
Have you had a cache in mind that just hasn't fit into a category? Well this is the perfect chance to do so!
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.
|GC2EQ06||Rope-A-Dope by JDLC1936, Traditional Cache (2/2)|
|GC5PYF6||Stanwood "Gadget" Cache #20 by Kflock, Unknown Cache (2/1.5)|
|GC4V612||There She Blows!!! by teambecks, Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)|
Hike n Seek 2015 is just around the corner, so that means it is time to start thinking about 2016!! The Events Committee has begun it's search for the 2016 Hike N Seek event. If the idea of hosting this event in your area sounds exciting, and you are interested please contact email@example.com or anyone on the Events committee. The current members of this committee include: olkb (Brad), digger9 (Jim), sheldenn (Shelly), and HillFolk (Twila).
If you have any questions, we can get additional information to you about the process, core requirements and what is expected from the host.
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.
Here is the list of the top three canidates in each catagory. The winner is listed first.
GC4845A State Park Series by Hill Folk
IGO's Hike n Seek is in Dubuque County this year with a theme of 'Chasing the Stars'. The stars here are astronomically aligned to chase those D/T related 'smileys'!! These limited edition commemorative shirts for this event would be a fantastic addition to your caching adventures clothing collection!! This listing is for a short-sleeve T-shirt, but there are also long-sleeve T-shirts and Hoodies available as well (just browse the IGO Merchandise Catalog under Event Gear)!! Pre-orders for this Tshirt are now being taken and will be delivered to you at this year's HnS event!!
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.
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.