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IGO Hike N Seek 2016

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Hidden : Saturday, September 24, 2016
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“Go West” to IGO's 13th annual Hike and Seek event at Creston, Iowa.
The headquarters for Hike and Seek 2016 is the historic rail depot in downtown Creston.


-- Caching will occur for 9 hours on Saturday, September 24th, from 8am until 5pm.
Starting at 8am, cache coordinates and descriptions in official diaries will be available at IGO Hike and Seek 2016 headquarters at the posted coordinates, the historic train depot in downtown Creston.

The hosts will have several computers available on site from which the master GPX file may be downloaded -- bring your own special cables if necessary.  Hosts will be available to answer questions throughout the day.  Participants must return and check back in at headquarters by 5pm.


-- There is no competition to take place against other cachers, but there will be a certificate of achievement provided to those who find caches throughout the day.  Several levels of achievement will be offered for those who turn in a diary by 5pm. 

Finding, recording caches, and tallying finds in the diary are based upon the honor system.  There will be no attempt to verify the caches each participant found.  Certificates will be issued during the Saturday dinner event.

Efforts are being made to publish all the new caches shortly after the beginning of the event sometime Saturday morning.


-- A "Poker Run" contest will be held concurrently with the main caching event. Those who wish to participate in the poker run must register for this special event at the time they pick up their diaries.

At that time they must also ante either a cache container or TOTT into the pot. During the day, participants visit any or all of the 6 caches designated for the poker run. These caches contain limited stashes of colored poker chips; registered finders should retrieve one and only one colored chip at each cache they find. When the diaries are turned in, the participant draws 1 card for each colored chip retrieved. If a player finds all 6 poker run caches, they will receive a 7th card free. The dealer will record the best poker hand made from those cards in the player's diary before returning the cards to the deck for the next player.
If a player does not find all the possible poker run caches, he or she can make a $5 donation to IGO per card up to a total of 7 cards to make the best 5-card hand. The player who draws the best poker hand wins the whole pot of containers and TOTT's.


T-Shirts are available for pre-order on the IGO website from now until August 31st. Click here to order.

Saturday Dinner: $5 per person. Catered by The Windrow

Lettuce Salad: ranch, italian, or french dressing
Baked Pork Chop in pork and onion gravy
Mashed Potato
Green Beans & Corn
Dinner Roll & Butter
Ice Tea, Lemonade, Coffee
Cookies, Apple Cobbler


Other events will be occurring throughout the weekend. Keep an eye on the IGO HNS 2016 Website for updates.

Other events include:

Friday, Sept 23rd
FLC Goes West for HNS 2016   GC6HE01 12:30-1:20pm
IGO's Hike-n-Seek 2016 Dinner & Annual Meeting. Doors open 6pm, Dinner at 7pm, Meeting at 7:45pm. GC6NAK1

Saturday, Sept 24th
Hike-n-Seek 2016 GC6F93Y Caching from 8am-5pm. Dinner afterward. 
Sunday, Sept 25th
IGO Pancake Breakfast. 8am-10am  GC6NAKQ Caching from 8am-5pm. Dinner afterward. 
CITO Event.

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