Travel Fantasy: The Yosemite Firefall

Contests — By Rachel Greenberg on May 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

Written by Adam Berenstein, Localyte Community Manager

This spring and summer are expected to be one of the best ever for experiencing the beauty and power of Yosemite National Park. Due to one of the wettest winters on record, the snow pack will pump even more water into Yosemite’s famed waterfalls, including Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls (the famed Mist Trail will be even wetter!).

All the more reason to pick the one place I wish I could be right now. I’ve always want to see Horsetail Falls under perfect conditions: in February when there’s enough snow melt, during dusk, with a clear skyline, when the angle of the sun is positioned in exactly the right spot to allow for a reflection of the sun in the waterfall.  It’s supposed to be a spectacular site and look like fire is running over the rocks! The phenomenon is aptly name the Yosemite Firefall.

Yosemite is amazing no matter when you go, but if I could time it, and could get the weather to cooperate, I would love to see the Firefall up close –  feel the cold, smell the air, and enjoy the majesty…and hopefully snap a pick like this.

Image: Daleberts/Flickr


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