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Bucky Murals - Boone Railroad
10 Years!: Cedar Rapids area, Iowa
GC2NBCE 2011 Central Iowa Geo-Adventure! Ledges State Park May 21, 2011
GC24WRE: Cleaning up the Grime CITO Event
HNS HQ 2011 in Elkader
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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.

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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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January 2015 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
January 2015
COTM Theme: 
Favorite Winter Cache

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

The theme for January is "Favorite Winter Cache".

This is the perfect chance to nominate a cache that is a great cache to do in the winter.  Any active Iowa cache that hasn't previously won is eligible to be nominated.

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.

GCH41NFamous Iowan's Birthplace by LyleVB, Multi-cache (2.5/2.5) [COTM: May 2014]
GC14Q1CNapoleon by hawkeyelaw, Traditional Cache (2/5) [COTM: January 2010]
GC1KH0VIsland adventure (dd). by Kernskachers, Traditional Cache (3.5/2)
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Starting today (January 1st) through Feburary 14th, you can nominate your choices for the Iowa Geocachers Organization's People's Choice Awards. you can nominate up to 3 choices in each catagory. Last years winners are not eligible to win this year, and are listed in red by the catagory. Email your selections to Digger9 at

The catagories are:

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Calendar Cookbook Christmas Combo

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This is a limited time offer!!  IGO is  providing a special holiday discount when ordering our new calendar and also our cookbook at the same time!!  A $27 value for only $20!!!  Supplies are ge

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IGO 2015-16 Calendar

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This 18 month calendar is a great gift to yourself or to give to others!!  The next year and a half is covered with this item.  Did you seek and find any of the Bucky Murals in the last contest?  If you missed any of them, here they are!!  Do you know what caches earned COTM status recently?  T

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Hike N Seek 2014 Pathtag

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Hike n Seek 2014 Pathtag


This is the pathtag given to attendees of IGO's Hike n Seek event held at Lake Okoboji in 2014. 

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Explore Iowa’s Territories and Trails

“Bucky’s Murals”

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IGO's 2013 - 2014 TB Race

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IGO's 2013 - 2014 TB Race

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Supporting Membership

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Please do NOT combine your Supporting Membership order with other IGO products!  Failure to order separately may result in not being properly assigned supporting member status!!

Please click "Read More" to get details regarding your donation!

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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.

Supporting Member Prize Vault

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.