This is one of 5 caches placed in Critchley Parker Jr. Reserve. You need to collect clues at this cache as well as 3 others to complete and find the final mystery 'Bush Bash' cache. Make sure when you find the cache to collect the clue which is in the log book to enable you to solve the mystery cache.
This cache is a medium please no swaps and please do not take things (other than trackables) that are in the cache. Plase carefully place the cache back to where it belongs.
We recommend parking at the provided waypoint in St George's road, not High street or Barnes Drive as there is no parking at these two.
Start the series at 'The Pinkpiggy's think you need more exercise' and then head down the hill and around the trail. There is a 70m decline followed by an incline of the same level so consider your ability before attempting this as it may be difficult for some, although Geoson ran up this hill (He has too much energy!)
It is strongly recommended not to attempt to find this cache on high bushfire danger days or if there has been alot of rain, as the path could be slippery.
The Critchley Parker Jr. Forest Reserve is a large area of preserved bushland in Upper Beaconsfield.
It was saved from development, and the land was subsequently purchased by Parks Victoria for public recreational use.
It was in this forest that 21 fire-fighters lost their lives in the disastrous Ash Wednesday bushfires which devastated the area on February 16, 1983. In the Upper Beaconsfield district, the fires destroyed 9200 hectares of public and private land, and 238 buildings were lost.
A beautifully constructed marble Memorial, listing the names of those who perished, is located on the Track not far from the northern entrance to the Reserve off St George's Rd.
There are two main circuit walking tracks in the Reserve, which wind their way down the valley, passing through extensive timber regrowth. The highest point is 193m - the lowest is 121m.