The starting waypoint for this brings you to the carpark of Critchley Parker Jr Reserve which has a collection of caches within it, each cache has a clue to help to complete the co-ordinates for this final mystery cache. The trail to obtain all cache clues is approximately 2.5 km's but due to the terrain it could take about an hour to complete the walk.
The co-ordinates are-
S38 AA.BBB E 145 DD.CCC
The answers can be found in- "Adam's Toolbox, Minty Choice, It's a Jungle and The Pinkpiggy's think you need more exercise"
The final cache is a small with room for swaps and trackables. Please carefully place the cache back to where it belongs.
We recommend parking at the provided first stage 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.