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TDM: Central Iowa Geo-Adventure!
GC2BE6V B: Cache before the Bash MC duties
Bucky Murals - Marengo Pool
Bucky Murals - Ames History
Bobcat cubs spotted near GL42RY15 by looking4gems
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Note:  If you have previously registered an account here but cannot successfully log in, please try using the 'Request new password' link in the User Login box.  If you haven't logged in for more than 18 months your account may be blocked or it may have been deleted automatically.  In that case please email the address, include your username, and ask nicely to be reinstated.

You are more than welcome to have a look around the internet home of the Iowa Geocachers Organization.  Many of the features of this web site (and of the IGO) are restricted to members only.  But membership is FREE and we'd love to count you among our many members.

We have been receiving lots of bogus registration attempts lately, so if you would like to register for an account here please use the link provided here to send an e-mail to

Important!  The body of your e-mail MUST contain a brief statement indicating what your interest in the IGO is AND the username you wish to register under.  Are you a geocacher?  An Iowan just getting started in geocaching or wondering just what this geo-thing is?  Please let us know.  Failure to include this information may invalidate your registration attempt.  Your registration will be tied to the e-mail address used to send this message.  Confirmation of registration could take up to a week so please be patient.  Thank you.

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.

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October 2016 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
October 2016
COTM Theme: 
Best Fall Colors

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

The theme for October  is "Best Fall Colors ".

This months theme is "Best Fall Colors"!! Do you know of a cache that has a great view of some great fall colors? Any ACTIVE cache that hasn't previously won is eligible. 


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. 

Come on folks...we need some nominees! NOBODY wins if you don't play!
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2016 IGO Pathtag

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2016 Pathtag

This is the seventh annual IGO pathtag, released in 2016.  With the release of the "Faces of IGO" card decks, Bucky has become a fan of Kenny Rogers and The Gambler and also an avid poker player.   He prefers Texas Hold 'Em as the poker game of choice!!

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Faces of IGO Card Deck (2015)

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The Faces of IGO
A sampling of the cards

The Faces of IGO Card Deck is a 54 card (4 suits and 2 jokers) poker style card deck with pictures of various Iowa geocachers.  The IGO members bid in an auction to buy-in a spot in this unique deck of cards.  The deck is tagged as the "201

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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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Family & Community

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Cacher Profile: DTCBears

DTCBears (Dave C.) is a ‘relatively’ new cacher but already has a wealth of geocaching experience.  I recently had some communication with him but had the wonderful opportunity to meet him in person last weekend at an event.  So I asked him a few questions in an effort to get to know him better and introduce him to our IGO community.

Welcome to the new internet home (and FORUMS) of the IGO!

I know, this doesn't look any different than the old IGO...but it's all new under-the-hood.  You are now on a new, upgraded, faster and more robust server!  Can you tell?

It may be some time before EVERYTHING begins working again as it used to (or better).  If you notice anything wrong, please be patient and send me the details in an e-mail addressed to (also a new e-mail address).