san antonio and harwood 025Get out your GPS receivers, smartphones, and topo maps – because the fine folks at Geocaching.com are making the month of August extra exciting for satellite-based treasure hunters.

In a promotion they’re calling 31 Days of Geocaching, Geocaching.com will award all of their members a free digital souvenir for each day in August they find a geocache in the field. In addition, three participants chosen at random will win a free year of premium membership at Geocaching.com and a prize package worth more than $500 including outdoor goodies from companies like Mountainsmith, Camp Chef, Greenlayer, KOR and others. The three winners will be drawn and notified in early September. In the meantime, you can share stories or photos of your August finds on Twitter with @GoGeocaching using #GearUpForGeocaching or connect with Geocaching.com on Facebook.

There are almost one million registered geocaches in the United States and more than two million worldwide – so there are plenty of places to explore!

To register for the contest, sign up here – and be sure to let them know that Modern Hiker sent you over!

For more info and full contest rules, head on over to their blog.

Happy hunting and good luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ONLY LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) WHO ARE 18 AND OLDER AND MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF GEOCACHING.COM AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes starts August 1, 2013 and ends August 31, 2013. For Official Rules, visit http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=418. Sponsor: Groundspeak, Inc.

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