Fire Waterfall Is Real! California’s Burning Horsetail Waterfall In Yosemite Has Left Us Speechless!

by Vidisha Khaitan
Fire Waterfall Is Real! California’s Burning Horsetail Waterfall In Yosemite Has Left Us Speechless!

Did your childhood fantasy world ever have a fire waterfall? Lava falling from the highest peaks lighting up the skies is real. The Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada in California is home to one of the world’s most unique wonder. Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall is actually a regular waterfall but, on select days of the year, the sun creates an optical illusion. The water turns to blazing fire under the sun starting winter to early spring. Did you know Sural Waterfall Is Known As The Venezuela Of Karnataka?

Horsetail Fall’s Fire Ball Is A Captivating Waterfall In Yosemite

Horsetail Fall’s Fire Fall is the highest fully airborne waterfall in Yosemite. It’s a seasonal waterfall with two distinct streams. Coming from El Capitan mountain, it falls steep for about 1,570 feet spraying a magnificent mist before dropping another 500 feet to touch the ground.

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The last two weeks of February turn it into a one-of-a-kind spectacle. With the right weather conditions, blue water turns to orange gold. There shall be no fog, no clouds and no distractions. When the sun takes its rightful place suited for only a select few days every year, magic happens. The sunset should be perfect at a specific angle and water flowing after a good snowmelt. The show is never a sure shot event but generally lasts a week or 10 days.

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Tourists Flock Here From All Across The World

Thousands of people from all over the world come just to watch the magic for the 10 minutes that it lasts. Photographers line the way and a good spot is a walk from where vehicles would leave you. All of this seems worth it when your iris turns into a canvas glowing in the reflection of a what we can only describe as nature’s madness.

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Firefall excitement is intoxicating. The air is filled with hope. All the tourists are set to camp out in anticipation of watching a rare phenomenon. This is definitely going on our experience bucket list for 2020. Travelling the world is all about soaking in all that mother Earth has to offer. We can’t wait to find out how Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall transforms our world view. See 10 Travel Resolutions To Make In 2020.