Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Horsetail Fall

Horsetail Fall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of North America. It's located in Yosemite National Park in California. Horsetail Fall is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. There are a few days every February where this fall is lit up by the setting sun and reflects a bright orange.

When the natural conditions are just right, tourists can enjoy a unique spectacle where water turns into burning fire. During the last two weeks of February, when the sun shines above Yosemite Valley, and water pours down the granite wall, the firefall phenomenon takes place. But because clouds and storms are common during the winter months, and sometimes California has dry years, Horsetail Firefall can only be witnessed rarely, and timing is of the essence.

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Unknown said...

We stopped along the way at Horsetail Falls and Wahkeena Falls, and passed several hiking spots along the way before our hawaii day tours. There's a whole story about the town of Bridal Veil but we did not stop there to find it out. It’s related to the post office but our destination was Horsetail Falls where you may go in just February to see different colors of water.