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UER Forum > Archived US: Great Lakes > Anyone Active in Iowa? (Viewed 5191 times)
Lord Yuric 


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Anyone Active in Iowa?
< on 6/18/2010 11:08 PM >
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After taking over a year off of UE (I broke both my ankles) I've returned and I'm seeing that Iowa appears to have faded away for explorers. Is there anyone still here with anywhere decent to go? Is there anyone looking for someone to go with?

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 1 on 6/19/2010 5:33 PM >
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LOL. I'm from Dubuque, Iowa. I moved up to Minneapolis back in December. The Twin Cities have that effect on us Iowa explorers. There are still some around, if you know where to look, but they are few and spread all across the state. Where in Iowa are you from???

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 2 on 6/21/2010 2:29 AM >
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I'm from Waterloo, but I moved to Des Moines a month ago. I was hoping to get some exploring done around here, but I'm finding it tough. Most of the people I talk to around here (friends of friends and such) say they don't really know of anywhere. Most commonly I hear "well there were some places, but they tore them down."
Right now it's looking like I'll simply be driving all the roads out of town hoping to find something. And it'll probably be a fairly lonely search.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 3 on 6/27/2010 8:46 PM >
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Posted by Lord Yuric
I'm from Waterloo, but I moved to Des Moines a month ago. I was hoping to get some exploring done around here, but I'm finding it tough. Most of the people I talk to around here (friends of friends and such) say they don't really know of anywhere. Most commonly I hear "well there were some places, but they tore them down."
Right now it's looking like I'll simply be driving all the roads out of town hoping to find something. And it'll probably be a fairly lonely search.




There's stuff in Des Moines, but you have to look.

There's one that's a fairly easy and big abandonment close to downtown, but it's guarded 24-7. The guard rarely leaves his shack though.

There are several others that are a lot harder to get into in the Des Moines area, but are pretty empty on the inside and generally uninteresting.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 4 on 7/8/2010 3:44 PM >
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Not new to the site, but not very active either. Anyway, since the flood in 2008, I'm sure there's tons of stuff in Cedar Rapids that might be interesting to explore.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 5 on 10/15/2010 3:20 AM >
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I'm active in the Eastern Iowa area. Thinking about checking out some places near the Mississippi soon. Feel free to PM me!

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 6 on 10/15/2010 4:09 PM >
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I'm in Dubuque this weekend. Contact me if you're around this area.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 7 on 1/7/2012 4:03 AM >
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Posted by Lord Yuric
I'm from Waterloo, but I moved to Des Moines a month ago.

I am new to Exploring and live in the waterloo/CF area. I was wondering if you know of any good places to explore


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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 8 on 1/12/2012 1:11 AM >
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I've been running around some stuff similar in Minnesota, and in my data search I came across this.

In fact, I have a copy of the ArcView program if it helps you.


http://www.techtra..._Workshop_2005.pdf

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 9 on 1/13/2012 6:02 PM >
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There are a few 8+ story buildings in down town DM that are empty. Try looking near this: "There's one that's a fairly easy and big abandonment close to downtown, but it's guarded 24-7. The guard rarely leaves his shack though." and then look for the tall parking garage near the travelers building. Go up to the top and look around you should see the building im talking about. That one is huge. If you like the whole roof access and/or photography thing, you should be about to find some fun stuff in DM... I'm from DM but am out in CO right now.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 10 on 1/17/2012 7:29 PM >
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Posted by Dalmaticus
I've been running around some stuff similar in Minnesota, and in my data search I came across this.

In fact, I have a copy of the ArcView program if it helps you.


http://www.techtra..._Workshop_2005.pdf


Thats great, when it warms up I'll try to check it out, Thanks! whats the arcview program?

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 11 on 1/18/2012 12:43 AM >
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Posted by MELLONchollly


Thats great, when it warms up I'll try to check it out, Thanks! whats the arcview program?



Read the PDF, it mentions ArcView on page 18. It's a cartography application that allows you to read the database.

Many governmental entities provide free access to their databases. Though they often require you to send a written request and respond with a DVD in the mail.



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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 12 on 1/18/2012 4:12 AM >
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Posted by ClockworkI moved up to Minneapolis back in December. The Twin Cities have that effect on us Iowa explorers.


I am also one of said explorers. I lived in Waterloo, actually. Used to explore regularly all over the state - Waterloo, Dubuque, Des Moines, Sioux City, Ames, Ottumwa, Quad Cities, and can't forget one of my favorite mystery towns, Fort Dodge. There's still a dodgy mine that needs explored there...

Anyway, I used to know the state inside out and upside down, but my info is 5-10 years dated. Which is fine for underground, as underground rarely changes, but the list of explorable abandonments these days is undoubtedly very different than when I was a resident.

Someday I hope to make an Iowa weekend UE trip or two. Probably Fort Dodge, among other places. Not sure when though, as I've been focusing on digging a 3D maze of tunnels in the sandstone, and am trying to get it done within 2 years. Sadly, since I started digging, I rarely even see my local exploring friends, much less those from out of town... But it'll all be worth it when the maze and the party room are finished!!!

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 13 on 1/18/2012 11:01 PM >
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Posted by Slim Jim


I've been focusing on digging a 3D maze of tunnels in the sandstone



I'd be interested to know what techniques and tools you've found to be the most and least efficient.

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 14 on 1/19/2012 5:29 PM >
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Posted by Dalmaticus



I'd be interested to know what techniques and tools you've found to be the most and least efficient.


Me too, sounds really cool. wheres the mine in fort dodge? That sounds really cool


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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 15 on 5/5/2012 2:27 AM >
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I am in Sioux City but not active, my brother lives in Ames I don't know if there is anything in Ames. Not much in Sioux City unless I am missing something?

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 16 on 5/5/2012 2:44 AM >
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Posted by Slim Jim


I am also one of said explorers. I lived in Waterloo, actually. Used to explore regularly all over the state - Waterloo, Dubuque, Des Moines, Sioux City, Ames, Ottumwa, Quad Cities, and can't forget one of my favorite mystery towns, Fort Dodge. There's still a dodgy mine that needs explored there...

Anyway, I used to know the state inside out and upside down, but my info is 5-10 years dated. Which is fine for underground, as underground rarely changes, but the list of explorable abandonments these days is undoubtedly very different than when I was a resident.

Someday I hope to make an Iowa weekend UE trip or two. Probably Fort Dodge, among other places. Not sure when though, as I've been focusing on digging a 3D maze of tunnels in the sandstone, and am trying to get it done within 2 years. Sadly, since I started digging, I rarely even see my local exploring friends, much less those from out of town... But it'll all be worth it when the maze and the party room are finished!!!


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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 17 on 5/5/2012 4:59 AM >
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Iowa is just full of corn. Noone explores in Iowa, unless they're exploring corn fields.



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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 18 on 5/5/2012 8:23 AM >
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you might want to check out cerro gordo county...

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Re: Anyone Active in Iowa?
<Reply # 19 on 5/7/2012 3:20 PM >
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Posted by Therrin
Iowa is just full of corn. Noone explores in Iowa, unless they're exploring corn fields.




That's about what we did last weekend. Actually, had a bunch of fun. Found a local brewery, a few caves, family style americana restaurants, some derp, a drain, read country singles magazine, all mixed in with a little camping. I'd go back for some Iowa RurEX anytime.

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