Horsetail Falls – Yosemite national Park – USA
Each year in late February one of Yosemite National Park’s most amazing spectacles Horsetail Falls, the natural Firefall occurs.
From around the second week of February hundreds of visitors gather in Yosemite hoping to see this amazing event.
The fall can be finicky as the setting sun needs to hit Horse Tail Falls at just the right angle to illuminate the upper reaches of the waterfall.
With perfect conditions the fall glows orange and red at sunset.
If conditions are not perfect the Yosemite Firefall will not glow.
Horsetail Fall must be flowing. If there is not enough snowpack in February, there will not be enough snowmelt to feed the waterfall situated on the east face of El Capitan.
Temperatures must be warm enough during the day to melt the snowpack.
The snow will stay frozen if temperatures are too cold and Horsetail Fall won’t flow.
The western sky must also be clear at sunset. The sun’s rays will be blocked if the sky is cloudy and Horsetail Falls will not light up.
At Yosemite, winter weather can be highly variable and days that start off cloudy can clear up by sunset.
If all conditions are just right, the Yosemite Firefall will light up for about ten minutes.
To see Horsetail Fall glowing blood red is an almost supernatural experience.
Photographer Galen Rowell, took the first known photo of the natural Yosemite Firefall in 1973 .
Hundreds of photographers and spectators visit Yosemite each February, all hoping to see this rare, amazing natural phenomenon and take the perfect picture.
Transair International Travel can arrange for you to visit this spectacular event and all your other travel arrangements.
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Yosemite Firefall – Horsetail Falls – Yosemite National Park