Images of the IGO
GC2NBCE 2011 Central Iowa Geo-Adventure! Ledges State Park May 21, 2011
GC2QYBD WWFM VIII - The Art of Flashing - June 4th, 2011
The DuHawks at HNS 2011 - Most Distant Visitors
10 Years!: Cedar Rapids area, Iowa
GC21K6F: Awesome view from an awesome bridge
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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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October 2014 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
October 2014
COTM Theme: 
Most Informative Earthcache

IGO COTM for October is underway.  Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite!    ***The theme for October is "Most Informative Earthcache".

Click on the title of this article for complete details.

Nominated Caches

Click to VoteIDDescription
Vote GC14DGFMaquoketa Caves EarthCache by Shadow Cachers, Earthcache (1.5/2)
Vote GC2C5W8Iowa Topsoil by geo_string, Earthcache (1.5/1)
Vote GC1AV4AHurstville Lime Kilns by Lostby7 - Adopted by Benny7210, Earthcache (1.5/2)
Vote GC592JPGarrison Rock/Horse Thief Cave EarthCache by bluebluecoyote (bbc), Earthcache (2/3.5)
Vote GC13QGQThe Great Fossil Hunt by IowaBeaver, Earthcache (2/3) [COTM: July 2013]
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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.

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September 2014 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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The COTM Winner is...

GC4DRAC - Wherigo in History by hawkeyetob, Wherigo Cache (1.5/2) [COTM: September 2014]

Nominated Caches

GC3PCBKJester Journey by bucknuts, Wherigo Cache (1.5/2) [COTM: September 2014]
GC3YAQWA Tour of Lake Wapello by Borky00 & Hill Folk, Wherigo Cache (2.5/1.5) [COTM: September 2014]
GC4DRACWherigo in History by hawkeyetob, Wherigo Cache (1.5/2) [COTM: September 2014]

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.  

Event Commitee Begins Search

The Event Committee has begun it’s search for the 2015 Hike N Seek Event.  If the idea of hosting this event sounds wonderful, and you are interested please contact  or anyone on the events committee.  Other members include:  Hollfolk, Repmul, Digger9, and Doc29.  We’ll get additional information to you about the process.  Anyone interested should submit a brief plan and ideas they have for this event by July 30, 2014 so that the committee can consider all ideas and select the best h

IGO and BUcky Celebrate 10 Years

Iowa Geocachers Organization (IGO) is ten years old.  To celebrate this, the IGO Board of Directors will be hosting ten birthday parties through out the summer.  Below is a list of locations for these events.  Harlan, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, LeMars, Cedar Rapids, Mount Pleasant, Sac City, Clinton, DesMoines, Dubuque, and Ottumwa.  That’s right ten birthday celebration in ten different Iowa cities.  Not all of the celebrations have been scheduled yet so watch for the event near you.  Each event will have a game or two where you will be able to donate to IGO with c