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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Board members and others have been asked by more than a few participants of the weekend competition how the event was scored.
The formulas for the scoring are listed below.
The Base Points was based off of the cache’s D/T rating:
Difficulty X Terrain X 10
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.
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.
I know, this doesn't look any different than the old IGO...but it's all new under-the-hood. You are now on a new, upgraded, faster and more robust server! Can you tell?
It may be some time before EVERYTHING begins working again as it used to (or better). If you notice anything wrong, please be patient and send me the details in an e-mail addressed to email@example.com (also a new e-mail address).