Feel like guessing what we did this weekend?
The picture above...that was Monday afternoon's adventure.
Oh go ahead....guess what it was all about.
We drove to Midway (about a 40 minute drive from home, past Park City) and checked in at this cute little building.
After signing a couple of pages of release forms we were free to get going on our adventure!
The temps were in the 20's....so of course that was even more motivation for us.
The bags were to hold our clothes after we got changed...
Starting to get an idea?
The white dome in the first picture is actually a crater with a hole up on top, and a natural hot spring pool has formed inside over the eons of time.
The crater opening is a bit hard to see as hot air rises from the surface of natural spring fed pool and collides with the cold air coming down 45 feet from the cater opening above, and that creates a constant fog.
The pool? It goes goes waaaayyyy deep. Sixty five feet deep to be exact.
So deep that the pool is explored by scuba divers.
After changing into our swim suits and donning a required floation vest, we were ready to get into the steady 90 degree water for a nice soak and paddle about.
I had my hair clipped up and figured I'd keep my head above water so my hair wouldn't freeze coming home.
Well, that plan went out the window right after I missed the lowest rung on the dock ladder and went ker-splash, glasses, hair and all.
Good thing I had packed a nice ski cap just in case I happened to get splashed.
A visit to the Homestead Crater has been on our "go see" list ever since we moved to Salt Lake.
We've still got plenty more adventures on our list.
And if we need a nice warm soak inside a crater after such adventures...we know just the place to go!