Images of the IGO
Snow day @ "Bridge Walk" GCKD7V
Decorah's Arched Bridge GC2BCZM by looking4gems
GC593E: Overlooking the Missouri River
Bucky Murals - Marshalltown Dine & Dance
"Geo Biker" GCG72K
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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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May 2016 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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May 2016
COTM Theme: 
Best Historical Cache

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

The theme for May  is "Best Historical Cache".

This months theme is Best Historical cache. Have you been to cache that is located at a historical location? If you have, then let's see some 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.

GC1WD6JBonnie and Clyde Shootout by bucknuts, Traditional Cache (2/1.5)
GC289N9Kate Shelley - Near The Bridge, Lantern Is Out by jackpinesavage4ever, Traditional Cache (2/2)
GC68HN5Ultimate Guide to Field of Dreams Film Locations by PJM (Iowa/Nederland), Multi-cache (2/2)
GCZE76Oldest Soldier by Hill Folk, Traditional Cache (2.5/1.5)
GC868Now I C by omahatj, Virtual Cache (1.5/1)
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Seeking a Host for Hike n Seek 2017

Guess what fellow cachers??  Hike n Seek 2016 will be here before you know it!!  Now is the time to start thinking about 2017!!  The Events Committee has begun it's search for the 2017 Hike N Seek event.  If the idea of hosting this event in your area sounds exciting, and you are interested please contact or anyone on the Events committee.  The current members of this committee include:  gmsnrich (Marsha), sheldenn (Shelly), markayla (Mark F.), and croling (Chris).

If you have any questions, we can get additional information to you about the process, core requirements and what is expected from the host.

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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

Bucky's Blaze Orange Vest

Bucky’s Blaze Orange Vest

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2015 People's Choice Winners

What a great weekend at Honey Creek!!  We were thrilled to see such a great turnout for the awards show and hope everyone had a great time.  If you weren't able to make it - here are the winners of the People's Choice Awards for 2015:

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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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