For those of you that were unable to attend the People's Choice Awards event at Honey Creek, here are the winners from the nominated categories, as voted on by the membership:
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.
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.
IGO COTM for April is underway. Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite! ***The theme for April is "LOL" - a cache that elicited a 'Laugh Out Loud' when found. ***
Click on the title of this article for complete details.
|Click to Vote||ID||Description|
|Vote||GC3PXAJ||Now What??? by Pokey22, Traditional Cache (1/1.5)|
|Vote||GC3T83Q||Parseltongue by gmsnrich, Letterbox Hybrid (2/2.5)|
|Vote||GC4PJ0Y||Stuffed In A Bluff by iowaPete, Traditional Cache (1.5/3)|
|Vote||GC4KYW8||The Whole "9" yards by digger9, Traditional Cache (4/1.5)|
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 COTM Winner is...GC2D5GW - On The Brink, 99 for 9/9 by 24hawki, Unknown Cache (4.5/1) [COTM: March 2014]
|GC39FTK||A Memorial For Mother's Day Madness by JDLC1936, Unknown Cache (4.5/3.5) [COTM: March 2014]|
|GC1X2D9||Iowa State Fair Trivia by The 3 Elves, Unknown Cache (1.5/1.5) [COTM: March 2014]|
|GC2J9DX||A Difficult Perspective by Ben Gates's nemesis, Unknown Cache (5/4) [COTM: March 2014]|
|GC2D5GW||On The Brink, 99 for 9/9 by 24hawki, Unknown Cache (4.5/1) [COTM: March 2014]|
|GC1YZCQ||Take Your Time by The 3 Elves, Traditional Cache (3/2.5) [COTM: March 2014]|
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.
Kirk F is an IGO member from Galena, Illinois. Those folks from the Dubuque area know him well. Gary and I met Kirk a long time ago and visited his home in historic Galena enroute to visit my (Twila's) Great Aunt in Racine, Wisc.