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TDM: Central Iowa Geo-Adventure!
Old Stone Church Cache
Hike -n- Seek 2007 - Marshalltown - In the Field
HNS 2011 Group Photo
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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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IGO Supporting Member Travel Bug Race

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Attention, IGO Supporting Members!

We want to announce that the IGO will be sponsoring the 2018 Cannonball Run Trackable Race!

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November 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
November 2017
COTM Theme: 
Anything Goes!!

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

The theme for November is "Anything Goes ".

This month is an open month for cache nominations. 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. 

Nominated Caches - Use the links provided in the table below to learn more about these caches.

GC76BQTOld Georgie by JnKLong, Unknown Cache (3.5/1.5)
GC6XPV4Just Another LPC by Team CatLemur, Traditional Cache (3/1.5) [COTM: August 2017]
GC59BJWFifty-Three Skidoo by DTCBears, Traditional Cache (4/1.5) [COTM: August 2014]
GC76NZTPush me Higher! by cubsfankrista, Traditional Cache (2.5/1.5)
GC7720PParking Meter by Deafcaches, Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)
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October 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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The COTM Winner is...

GC5AV0H - Iowa's Most Haunted Cache by SCHWEBBZ, Traditional Cache (2/1.5)

Nominated Caches - Use the links provided in the table below to learn more about these caches.

GC3QQMYHide # 1000 : NVG's Playhouse by The NVG, Traditional Cache (5/5)
GC6NAGGCreepy EVIL Bridge by KCCG and M.R.A., Traditional Cache (5/3)
GC7AWNQCamp Crystal Lake by bakerplays, Traditional Cache (2/2)
GC5AV0HIowa's Most Haunted Cache by SCHWEBBZ, Traditional Cache (2/1.5)

Interview with an Iowa Geo "genius"

Interview with a Geo “genius”

This is the last interview in the series. Scott Mills has been a long time cacher with an impressive record for finds and hides.

Interview with an Iowa Geocacher - and his Alter Ego

This month's interview is with a dual geocaching personality- Mark McFate- Summitt Dweller with a few side comments from Iowa Landmark thrown in.

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Hike and Seek 2017

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The Iowa Geocachers Organzation and the Geocachers of Story County, Iowa will be hosting Hike-n-Seek XIV on September 22-24, 2017 at McFarland Park and the Story County Conservation Center in Ames. We would like to formally invite you to join us for "A Little Caching on the Prairie!"