Just for a change, I go Arch Hunting with wife Nancy, brother David and daughters Chonsie and Shantisha. While David is my usual hiking companion, every now and then other members of my family want to go. (They usually go with me once, remember why they don’t go more often and then don’t want to go for the rest of the year.)

We do some day hiking in the Sheets Draw area of Capital Reef National Park looking for Sheets Draw Arch. The canyons are much larger and rougher than I expected. I get REAL nervous when my daughters are near the cliffs so it wasn’t a “relaxing” day for me.

Then unexpected rain showers drive us out of the area before we can locate the arch. We head back to Utah Valley a little earilier than planned.

Strike one looking for this arch.