Geocaching with CIGA

Cachers Celebrate The Shelter's 10th Birthday
Nearly 70 cachers and family members visited Jubilee College State Park, Brimfield, to recognize the ten year history of the shetler geocache (GC17
64C) with only three finds.  Besides Illinois, attendees came from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the farthest traveled, Sweden. 
There were no lucky finders.  But there were FTFs elsewhere at the park, as more than 170 new caches were placed for the event.

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Two Cachers Hit 100K
Central Illinois is unique in geocaching. Two area cachers have reached 100,000 finds and were among the first ten to do so.  Cachers at this level come from various states and countries.  Only the specific central Illinois region has produced more than one.


CIGA sponsored a recognition event in Decatur for Racer2814 presenting custom art by Sixrows and giving everyone a commemorative souvenir tag.

Earlier, CIGA organized a recognition event for Fuzzy B in Peoria.  Those attending received a commemorative souvenir button courtesy of BoilMaw.

Podcast Features Shelter Cache
The Geocache Talk podcast featured Muther's Challenge shelter cache in its weekly program.  It included discussions with Fuzzy, the cache owner.
In case  you missed it, the program is on YouTube at this link

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The Shelter Cache at Ten Years
It is one of the most watched geocaches in the world, 1040 watching.  It has its own Facebook page.  Commonly known as the shelter cache, the official name is A Real Challenge (Muther's Challenge), GC1764C.  

Back in 2007, Fuzzy B hid a cache at a picnic shelter at Jubilee College State Park, near Brimfield.  Since then, only three people have found it.  There have been more than 400 logged DNFs.  

"Muther" in the title is a challenge to caching friend MutherAndSun.

A ten year event will be November 4 at a different shelter nearby.  To help celebrate, Fuzzy will place 75 new caches at the park.

Fairgrounds Lincoln Gets a Makeover
Railsplitter Lincoln is a 30 foot figure that stands at the main entrance to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.  After his right arm broke loose, he underwent repairs and repainting.  Here is the before and after.  
Yes, there is a geocache there.

Travel Tag Package Available
The 2017 CIGA travel tag package is going out.  Anyone paying 2017 dues of $10 gets one free. The baggie kit includes the tag, a chain and the activation code.  

The fully trackable tag also is available at $5 each.

CIGA at GeoWoodstock 2017
CIGA was represented at GeoWoodstock XV in North Carolina, near Asheville.

CIGA at MOGA 2017
CIGA members attend MOGA 2017 at Manhattan, KS.  One member, Sixrows, won first place in the cache building contest.


Chicago Area Cachers Place Racer Tribute Cache
CIGA friends in the Chicago area placed a 
tribute cache for racer2814 achieving 100K finds.  Matt Holley placed GC70KA1 in Romeoville.

CIGA on Facebook
For the latest news, visit the CIGA Facebook page and request access to join.  The page has 500 followers from Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

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CIGA has been geocaching in Central Illlinois since 2004.


  • 2017 Group Photo The group photo on the home page has been updated from the 2017 picnic.
    Posted Jul 30, 2017, 7:41 AM by Al Payne
  • April Banner Photo April's banner photo at the top of the page is Lincoln at the entrance to New Salem.  March was the top of Jumbo #2, Toluca.  February was a bit ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:30 PM by Al Payne
  • Limited Supply of Ammo Can Coins The number of geocoins with the spinning ammo can is down to the single digits.  Anyone thinking about getting one better act now.  
    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 6:14 PM by Al Payne
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