****PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN ONLY EXCHANGE HINTS WITH OTHER FINDERS NOT THE OWNER****
The Glass House Mountains are a group of about ten mountains that rise abruptly from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The highest mountain is Mt Beerwah (556 m above sea level), but the most identifiable of all the mountains is Mount Tibrogargan which appears like a giant ape sitting by the roadside staring out to sea. These mountains were formed as molten lava cooled to form hard rock in the cores of volcanoes between 27-26 million years ago. The source of the lava was from the East Australia hotspot. The surrounding softer rocks have been eroded in the subsequent time, forming the spectacular volcanic plugs that remain today.
In fact when you climb Mt Coochin for most of the way you will be walking on what was a river of molten lava that flowed down the mountain now forming the ridge. Before attempting this cache you should wear long pants, long sleeves and sunnies as some of the low bushes a very scratchy. When you reach S26 51.993 E 152 56.088 you will be standing in the centre of the core, the cache is not far from here where you will have spectacular views of the other volcanic plugs now known as the Glass House Mountains.
You will need to park the geo-mobile at S 26 51.895 E 152 56.377. From here follow the left side boundary of property no.50 to the start of the National Park track. S26 51.876 E 152 56.329. Follow this track until you get to a fork S 26 51.747 E 152 56.215 take the minor left fork and continue along until you get to a water run off at S 26 51.684 E 152 56.039; this is the start of the ridge. Start your climb here there is no track as such but it is a fairly easy climb especially once you reach the lava flow where you can take your time walking to the top, taking in all to be seen; you might even see one of the local wallabies. I would rate this climb a grade 3.5 and only for the bigger kids, becareful on the way back down it is loose and unstable under foot. The cache is an ammo tin and is hidden amongst the lava.
This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache, but …
… it can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well:
This cache is just one cache of a set of 12 caches named "IMC No. 4 …" (IMC = International Multi-Cache) dedicated to the theme Fire, one of the four basic elements of Earth.
These caches are hidden in 12 Countries worldwide:
PT = Portugal, DE = Germany, AUS=Australia, .......
In each country there is a "primary cache" like this one and a "secondary cache" that can only be found with "hints" distributed to all primary caches.
The 12 primary caches are named "IMC No. 4 P-x - yyy" and the 15 secondary caches "IMC No. 4 S-x - zzz" where x is the country code given above and yyy and zzz can be any additional name.
The hints for the secondary caches are printed on "lists of hints" that are inside the primary caches. As the primary caches are scattered all over the world it will either require a lot of travelling or - and this is the intention of the IMC No. 4 - INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION:
If you want to find the secondary cache GC1C646 as well, you should contact finders of other primary IMC No. 4 caches and exchange the hints.
And please don't be a poor sport!
Never publish these hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any web side. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches.
The IMC No. 4 team wish you good luck!