Images of the IGO
"Panda Postcard PEZ" TravelBug TBZNV2 launch at "What No Goose!" GCMFYM
Bucky Murals - Nevada Character Counts
Bucky Murals - Norway Ballfield
4th Annual Cedar Rapids CITO Extravaganza!
Bucky Murals - Ames T Galaxy
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Interview with an Iowa Geocacher

The next interview with a Cacher is:

MizLinnie who is Lynn Shoberg from northwest Iowa. I met her at Hike-n-Seek in Okoboji. I was bidding against her for one of the caches, after her bid I walked up to her to ask for her pen, then promptly used it to write a bid against her. She called me on it; that's when I knew we would be friends. By the way, she kept the pen after that.

Bucky's Sweet Treats Challenge

Bucky's Sweet Treats Challenge

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April 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
April 2017
COTM Theme: 
"Anything Goes!"

IGO COTM for April is underway.  Please submit your nominations and vote for your favorite!   

The theme for April is "Anything Goes ".

This months theme is "Anything Goes". Any ACTIVE cache that hasn't previously won is eligible. 


To ensure that we have accurate numbers and your vote is registered, please make sure you have the coordinates for your hometown or zipcode entered in your Profile. Otherwise your vote will register incorrect mileage and may not be counted. This can be done under the "My Account" link which appears in the left-hand Navigation menu that bears your username. 

Nominated Caches - Use the links provided in the table below to learn more about these caches.

GC7111JZombie Apocalypse - Hershel Greene by Team Spank8401, Traditional Cache (2.5/4.5)
GC70QCTJackson County's Oldest Caches Challenge by hempmage, Unknown Cache (4/2)
GC71XZPA Series of Unfortunate Events: Ring Master by Aceey, Unknown Cache (5/1)

Interview with Iowa Geocachers

One of the most loved couples in Iowa Geocaching is Hill Folk, and they are the subject of this month's Interview with Geocachers.

Interview with Iowa Geocachers

Can you recognize these fins?

If you said Dazed and Confused, you'd be correct! They are the subject of this month's Interview with Geocachers!

 How long have you been caching and how did you start?

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February 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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The COTM Winner is...

GC6V9DG - Civil War Beards by hempmage, Unknown Cache (3/1.5) [COTM: February 2017]

Nominated Caches - Use the links provided in the table below to learn more about these caches.

GC662BHAviation Cache: I Hear The Choppers Coming by captainj, Traditional Cache (3/1.5) [COTM: February 2017]
GCA749All Veterans Memorial Park by Corporal Stevens (Retired), Virtual Cache (1/1) [COTM: February 2017]
GC4E139Tribute to the American Veterans by C2E2, Traditional Cache (2/1) [COTM: February 2017]
GC6V9DGCivil War Beards by hempmage, Unknown Cache (3/1.5) [COTM: February 2017]

Interview with an Iowa Geocacher

I have geocached with Jan many times, nothing gets in her way of finding the cache. She is prepared, you can see that in her car, laptop, cords, etc, she knows how to use her phone for navigation.