Lost in the rainforests to the west of Brisbane is a palm lined gully with a tragic tale.
The walk to palm gully is a trek through time, deep into primordial rainforests. This is a walk that should not be undertaken lightly. It involves walking through dense, trackless rainforest where GPS reception may be sporadic and a compass and map will guide you more faithfully. If you are not familiar with these 'old style' methods of navigation then please do not endeavour to find this cache without the company of an experienced bushwalker.
Start on the Mt Glorious Road at approximately S27 17.853 E152 45.238, where you will find ample parking.
Pass the gate and walk 60 metres along the fire trail. It is at this point you will find the portal into another world leading off to the right. Follow this trail for about 2.5 kilometres to an old trig point, in the form of a large rock cairn, lost amongst the undergrowth. The cache lies about 400 metres down the hill side in a north-easterly direction.
Very near the cache you will stumble upon the remains of a crashed aircraft lost here in 1977. It can be difficult to spot in the dense forest. You will find the cache in the end of a large fallen tree about 20 metres downslope from the plane.
Take the time to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the rainforest and maybe reflect on the events that cost a life all those years ago.