Images of the IGO
Very Large Baseline Array cache (GC1ZED7)
Hike -n- Seek 2007 - Marshalltown - At the 6th Street Softball Complex
HNS 2011 Group Photo
Old Stone Church Cache
GC2NBCE 2011 Central Iowa Geo-Adventure! Ledges State Park May 21, 2011
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August 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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Month and Year: 
August 2017
COTM Theme: 
Anything Goes!

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

The theme for August is "Anyting Goes".

This months theme is "Anything Goes Cache". 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.

GC74BB7Remember December 7th! by PJM (Iowa/Nederland), Multi-cache (2/1.5)
GC61CTroll Cache by Cache Machine, Traditional Cache (1/1.5)
GC6J40ECloaca by Nascar Joe (NCJ), Unknown Cache (3.5/5)
GC6XPV4Just Another LPC by Team CatLemur, Traditional Cache (3/1.5)
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June 2017 Cache-of-the-Month (COTM)

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The COTM Winner is...

GC2C5W8 - Iowa Topsoil by geo_string, Earthcache (1.5/1) [COTM: June 2017]

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

GC2C5W8Iowa Topsoil by geo_string, Earthcache (1.5/1) [COTM: June 2017]
GC6ZTJQI Dove a Good Multi Cache! by The Weasel, Multi-cache (2/1.5) [COTM: June 2017]
GC6YA4PCharge It! by croling, Traditional Cache (1.5/1.5) [COTM: June 2017]

Interview with an Iowa Geocacher - and his Alter Ego

This month's interview is with a dual geocaching personality- Mark McFate- Summitt Dweller with a few side comments from Iowa Landmark thrown in.

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Hike and Seek 2017

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The Iowa Geocachers Organzation and the Geocachers of Story County, Iowa will be hosting Hike-n-Seek XIV on September 22-24, 2017 at McFarland Park and the Story County Conservation Center in Ames. We would like to formally invite you to join us for "A Little Caching on the Prairie!"

Interview with Iowa Geocachers-June 2017

This month's interview is with Team Gamsci, Jim, Shirley and Josh Garrison.

The three person team, sometimes four (if daughter Kristen is involved) has 14,194 finds. They have 411 hides with 265 still active. Their name comes from a combination of the words games and science. So now we all know how to pronounce it, although most prononuce it “gam-see”.

Interview with Iowa Geocachers

This months interview is with Des Moines area geocachers Mon”rose”, Sue and Mark Monroe.

They were among the first people to allow us to tag along with them at events and enjoy the day together.

Sue, how did you get your handle? Well, basically we trying to think of a name. Our son said to change the last part of our name to “rose”.

Bucky's Sweet Treats Challenge

Bucky's Sweet Treats Challenge