You don't have to lose at Monster Park to be a Niner -- it's almost time for the Third Annual City Guides' Scavenger Hunt, and it's got a Gold Rush theme this year! City Guides are the volunteers who lead walks through historic sights and sites in San Francisco -- like the Barbary Coast, the murals of the Mission, and the remnants of the 1906 Earthquake -- so you know anything they plan's going to be city-centric and fun to boot.

So strap on your mining cap and bring your patty pan as you scour the city for the answers to the Gold Rush themed clues that City Guides will provide -- you don't need to know city history to play, and they promise that all clues are located within three blocks of a MUNI line (City Guides provides the tokens. Watch out, Chris Daly!). Further adding to the wacky -- certain clues will require you to interact with City Guides playing historical characters at designated spots to figure out what you're looking for. Is that you, Clementine?

The scavenger hunt takes place on Sunday October 16 -- but register before Friday the 30th to secure your spot! (Prices go up after the 30th, and go up if you register on the day of). Either organize your own team or be assigned to one! The team who gets the most clues right wins the whole shebang. And FYI -- a friend of SFist is in fact the reigning champion from last year's scavenger hunt, and we know she's the one to beat!