David and I head into Book Cliff country east of Price to locate a “natural arch” shown on the Cedar Ridge Canyon 7.5″ topographical map. On the way we have to sidestep a forest fire on Bruin Point. We also see 11 head of BIG mule deer bucks, some mountain grouse and a few elk.

We hike down the canyon to the “natural arch” only to discover that it is a small crack in some rocks. It was not even a real “arch”. We did find some interesting fossils in the drainage on the way out though.

As far as Arch Hunting was concerned, this was another “unprofitable pursuit of large, undomesticated aquatic water fowl” (Wild goose chase) but I enjoyed exploring new country.