Images of the IGO
GC24A95: Mile long bridge - Saylorville Lake
Digger9's 2nd Annual Halloween Weenie Roast
Maquoketa Caves Earthcache GC5C66R1 by looking4gems
Iowa Well Rounded Cacher (Fizzy Challenge)
GC21K6F: Awesome view from an awesome bridge
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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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October 2015 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
October 2015
COTM Theme: 
Spookiest cache

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

The theme for October is Spookiest Cache"".

This month's theme is "Spookiest Cache". With Halloween this month, lets hear about the spookiest places you cached at.**Note**
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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Bucky’s Blaze Orange Vest

BUCKY SALUTES OUR VETERANS Challenge is coming to an end

The deadline has passed for submitting your pictures to Bucky to be eligible for the prize drawings. The cache however will remain active until January 1, 2016. You still have time to visit the memorials, and log your finds in the BUCKY Salutes our Veterans "Challenge Logger"  by digger9 (GC5NFRN) cache.

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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.

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COTM Banner Winner Announcement

Congratulations to BigBrotherBear who submitted this winning design for the COTM Banner!!    And many, many thanks to everyone who participated by sending us some extremely creative artwork!!

This banner will be available, for free, to any cache owner who wins the monthly COTM contest, and can be added to the cache listing page to highlight its COTM winning status to all cachers who view the page.  It will be customized each month to include the proper month and year.