Images of the IGO
GC2NBCE 2011 Central Iowa Geo-Adventure! Ledges State Park May 21, 2011
Getting 20,000 lbs of motorhome pulled out of the mud after way too much rain at HNS 2010.
MOGA 2012 IGO group photo
looking4gems at Echo Valley State Park GC326VK
Iowa Well Rounded Cacher (Fizzy Challenge)
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Time to think about the IGO People's Choice awards

As 2014 winds down, it's time to look back at the caches, and cachers that made the year special for you. The nomination period will open January 1st, and close February 12th. Voting will begin February 15 and run through March 31st.

The Awards show will be held at Honey Creek Resort, again this year, on April 18th.

The first event for the weekend has already published, and there will more to come.

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

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Month and Year: 
December 2014
COTM Theme: 
Anything Goes!

IGO COTM for December is underway.  Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite!    ***The theme for December is "Anything Goes!!".   This means that any active Iowa cache that hasn't previously won is eligible to be nominated. This is the perfect chance to nominate a cache that hasn't fit into a theme we have had this year.

Click on the title of this article for complete details.

Nominated Caches

Click to VoteIDDescription
Vote GCN9PQMinute Man by Iowa Tom, Traditional Cache (2/1)
Vote GC4389FTchaikovsky's Favorite Cache by Kraf_T1, Traditional Cache (2/2)
Vote GCH8M5Iowa Webcam One @ ISU by Summitt Dweller and Marden, Webcam Cache (1.5/1)
Vote GC4V8CXMILESTONE CACHE by cheetoman79, Unknown Cache (3/3)
Vote GC1R8M8No Surfin' Here by Whiztrax, Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5)
Vote GC2ND44Top-O-Day ! by ogolook, Unknown Cache (2.5/1.5)
Vote GC51QHFBucky Explores Iowa " Challenge" Logger by bigdoublej & cjandbjjones, Unknown Cache (1.5/2)
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Calendar Cookbook Christmas Combo

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This is a limited time offer!!  IGO is  providing a special holiday discount when ordering our new calendar and also our cookbook at the same time!!  A $27 value for only $20!!!  Supplies are ge

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IGO 2015-16 Calendar

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This 18 month calendar is a great gift to yourself or to give to others!!  The next year and a half is covered with this item.  Did you seek and find any of the Bucky Murals in the last contest?  If you missed any of them, here they are!!  Do you know what caches earned COTM status recently?  T

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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.

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.