Cache Listing Services
- Groundspeak/Geocaching.com - Geocaching.com is the most well-known cache listing service. Cache lists, traveler tracking, user forums.
- Navicache - Navicache.com is a close runner up. Cache lists, user forums.
- Terracaching - TerraCaching.com is a community of cachers and a listing of TerraCaches hidden all over the world.
Traveler Tracking Sites
- Groundspeak/Geocaching.com - Most well-known location for travelers.
- Traveler Tags - Relative newcomer offers lots of flexibility in what can be tracked. First 5 tracking numbers are free.
- KeenPeople - KeenPeople allows users to keep track of their geocaching stats. User forums and some neat logo items.
- Geocacher-U - Home of CYBret's "Paperless Caching" tutorial, and a very nice brochure explaining geocaching in simple terms.
- Central Iowa Geocachers - This Yahoo e-mail exchange is what's left of a very informal geocaching group in central Iowa.
Caching Info & FAQ’s
- Paperless Caching Tutorial - Good step-by-step explaination of how to get cache data onto your Palm Pilot.
- Geocaching Explained Brochure - Very nicely done brochure explaining geocaching. Keep a couple in your pack in case someone asks what you are doing.
- Geocaching.com - FAQ right from the source.
- IowaAdmin's Geocaching Blog - Just what the name says. Check it out.
- CacheStats for Iowa - Lists the top 200 Geocaching.com Iowans...based on number of cache finds.
Outdoor & Environmental Links
- Groundspeak/Geocaching.com's Cache In, Trash Out site - Groundspeak/Geocaching.com promote collecting trash after finding the cache.
- Leave No Trace - LNT Center for Outdoor Ethics builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.
- The Sierra Club - America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
- Iowa DNR - Links and maps for all state-operated parks and preserves
- Iowa County Conservation Boards - Links and contact information for the Conservation Board of each county.
- Iowa Trails Council - Directories and information about Iowa's nature trails.
- Iowa DNR Deer Info - Includes links to current hunting seasons and regulations. To obtain information on 2005 URBAN deer seasons go to "2005 Deer Regulations" and visit pages 28 and 29.
- Iowa Hunting/Trapping Seasons - Tables of current hunting/trapping season dates in Iowa.
- Iowa Retailers: CrawDaddy Outdoors (Waverly)
- General: Cabelas, REI, Campmor, Sierra Trading Post
- GPS: Garmin, Magellan
- Maps: Buxley's Maps, Lost Outdoors, MapQuest
- Easy GPS - Free, easy to use application to manage waypoints.
- GPX Spinner - Generates HTML pages, and descriptive waypoint names from a geocaching.com pocket query file.
- Plucker - Free application to convert a series of html pages into a file for use on a Palm Pilot.
- USA Photo Maps - Very nice (free) application that downloads and "stitches together" aerial or topo maps.
- GSAK - Geocaching Swiss Army Knife - Similar to GPX Spinner but this one maintains a database and has more import/export and filter options. IMHO...it's the best. I use it exculsively.
- The Selector - Can be used to generate icons to describe your cache so "...fellow cachers 'Know before they go'!".
- Geocaching Express Logger - Just what the name says. Check it out, especially if you are a CacheMate user!
- Where's George - Track US $1 bills.
- Letter Boxing - Pre-cursor to geocaching, uses descriptions and hints instead of GPS.
- The Degree Confluence Project - The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections.
- Groundspeak/Geocaching.com Benchmark Site - Locate USGS (and other?) surveyed reference points known as benchmarks.
- Minute War - MinuteWar is a game of capture-the-flag using the whole world as the playing field.