As an experienced scuba diver, I recommend Homestead Caldera in Midway, Utah, to all divers looking to explore an exciting new location. A dome spanning 55 feet, the Crater, as it is known, consists of a natural hot spring within the confines of the dome. Upon immersing yourself in the Crater’s warm waters, you will not spot any aquatic life, as the warm temperatures do not accommodate it. Instead, concentrate on the hourglass-shaped walls made by mineral deposits accumulated over thousands of years. Underwater lights cast eerie glows about the cavern, making for an atmospheric and warm scuba trip. Even so, pack a dive light, as the cave’s natural darkness remains quite thick.
About the Author: Knowledgeable in marketing, information technology, and business, Alma Tuck most recently served as the founder and co-owner of City Site Builders, a Salt Lake City-based marketing company created to acquire medium and high-end websites. In his free time, Alma Tuck enjoys scuba diving, aviation, and various outdoor pursuits.
Primarily located in Wyoming but branching into Montana and Idaho, the 2-million-plus-acre Yellowstone National Park is part of the National Park Service. Although the organization officially started in 1916, Yellowstone National Park holds recognition as the country’s first National Park having received this designation from then-President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
While people can witness Yellowstone National Park’s flora and fauna all around the year, they can also go on one-way or roundtrip snowmobile tours during the winter. From the middle of December until the middle of March, the park keeps certain roads opened and plowed for individuals who want to experience the area and see the snow-covered landscapes while riding a snowmobile. Visitors who participate in this activity must travel on a commercial snowmobile or accompany a professional guide because the park does not permit private or unguided vehicles. The five most popular snowmobile tours bring ticket holders to the natural wonders, such as Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Visitors can also travel “Specialty Treks,” such as the Firehole River Tour and the Winter Wildlife Tour.
About Alma Tuck:
An avid outdoorsman, Alma Tuck has traveled to Washington, Alaska, and Sydney, Australia, among other places. One of his favorite activities involves snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park.