IGO's Hike n Seek is heading to the Iowa Great Lakes Region this year!! Time to do a little Cache Fishin' at Lake Okoboji!! Pre-orders for this Tshirt are now being taken and will be delivered to you at this year's HnS event!!
Each candidate has been asked to update their profile data to include some background information and/or a campaign 'pitch'. Visit the online poll at http://www.iowageocachers.org/content/igo-board-directors-online-election and click on any candidate's name to open a new window or tab showing their profile. Only registered members can see the election material and only registered voting members can cast a ballot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
IGO COTM for July is underway. Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite! ***The theme for July is "Most Patriotic Cache".
Click on the title of this article for complete details.
|Click to Vote||ID||Description|
|Vote||GC3RC81||Honor The Fallen by The Weasel, Multi-cache (2/1.5)|
|Vote||GC3JB32||In their Honor by The-DuHawks of Sumner, WA, Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)|
|Vote||GCQEVF||Patriotic Rock by GeoJunkie (adopted by Sioneva), Traditional Cache (1.5/2) [COTM: November 2013]|
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.
GEOBoji Cache Fishin' --- IGO's (Iowa Geocachers Organization) eleventh annual Hike and Seek will be held 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 100 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 potluck Friday evening, catered dinner Saturday evening, and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Sidebar events include a TB/Pathtag Trader, Best-Dressed Cache Mobile, a couple of Flash Mobs, Museum visits and a CITO. We are also planning 'early in' and 'late out' meet-and-greet events for the weekend. Also, there will be kid-friendly organized activities.
Visit hns2014.webs.com for detailed information.
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 email@example.com 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
Iowa Geocachers Organization (IGO) is ten years old. To celebrate this, the IGO Board of Directors will be hosting ten birthday parties through out the summer. Below is a list of locations for these events. Harlan, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, LeMars, Cedar Rapids, Mount Pleasant, Sac City, Clinton, DesMoines, Dubuque, and Ottumwa. That’s right ten birthday celebration in ten different Iowa cities. Not all of the celebrations have been scheduled yet so watch for the event near you. Each event will have a game or two where you will be able to donate to IGO with c