Who had a great time at IGO's Hike-N-Seek 2011?!?!
What an awesome weekend! From the gathering for dinner on Friday to the awards ceremony on Sunday, Iowa geocachers (and some great neighbors too!) were kept busy with all-things geocaching.
The dinner was delicious, the meeting went well, the movie was hilarious (though perhaps it wasn't supposed to be), the check-in went smoothly, the caches were plentiful, the tours were awesome, the scenery spectacular, the weather was pretty good (for the most part), the car windows were entertaining, the potluck was gluttonous, the prizes were endless, the trackables were shiny and numerous, the night was long, the CITO was helpful, the silent auction was fun (what did everyone get, though?), the awards were cool (thanks, Frank!), the winners were predictable, and the staff was just plain beat!!!! The best part of it all? The group of people was the best ever - geocachers rock!
This year's event took a big team of people to pull off, and all of them deserve the thanks of the entire IGO community. Cachers involved in the planning and execution of HnS 2011 (in no particular order) include:
busterbabes, repmul, medoug, Doc29, dazedandconfused, Hill Folk, CCWashburn, Welch, tapeworm, Digger9, lagrac, bjcheryl, SuperGoober, RedheadBasset, The Weasel, and many more who jumped in during the event when help was needed. I hope I haven't left anyone out, but if I did, please know it's my state of exhaustion that causes my omission, not a lack of grattitude!
Also to thank are the sponsors who helped make the event possible. Please visit the sponsors page in the Hike-N-Seek section of this website. In particular, I'd like to thank the City of Elkader and the Elkader Chamber of Commerce. Their hosting and monetary sponsorship of our weekend are worth far more than the dollars involved. What a great town! If you didn't make the event, go visit. The caches are still there, and the town is ready to welcome you!
Okay, now - for the statistics lovers. Attached to this story is a PDF document that lists the competition scoring. Only those cachers who turned in a score book are included. The determining number for placement is points per hour. The method by which we arrived at that number is outlined in the rules, given at the event, and listed in summary on the HnS section of this site. The results are final, there are no errors. If there are, see the last section of the rules for clarification. The results are not subject to debate!
Again, thank you all for a very successful Hike-N-Seek weekend. While we don't yet have a location set for 2012 (anyone interested in hosting?), we do plan to see you all there!