Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall Glows Like Lava Only Once a Year
Feb 20, 2017 02:58PM
By Melanie Heisinger
Image courtesy of www.uniqueinamerica.com/california/horsetail-fall-yosemite/
Hundreds of people each year gather to see this fiery spectacle. The falls, if the sun hits it just right, looks like lava is pouring from the mountain. The 1,570 foot drop is along the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, making it quiet a sight to behold.
A big part of the success of the natural firefall at Horsetail Falls is water flow. If the snow hasn't melted, or it's been a dryer season, there won't be enough water flowing to cause the illumination.
Weather also needs to be clear. Once the sun begins setting, there is only about ten minutes of time where the sun hits them just right and they glow.
To learn more about parking and the best places to view the falls, you can visit www.nps.gov/.
To learn more about this amazing natural spectacle, you can visit YosemiteFirefall.com, NPS.gov, or UniqueAmerica.com.
Horsetail Fall - Yosemite National Park, February 2016