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avatar Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 05:29PM
The time is coming:
http://www.yosemitepark.com/horsetail-fall.aspx

I hope to get some video on the 24th, 25th, or 26th.



Post Edited (01-31-09 17:32)



Old Dude
Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 05:38PM
Thanks for the information. I definitely plan on being their at the end of February.



Post Edited (01-31-09 17:38)
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 06:11PM
If anyone else has pix to share, i would love to see them!

Any suggestions, personal experiences, as to how to go about enjoying this phenom? (I just announced to boyfriend from "big country with attitude" that we would be making a trip in Feb)

B
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 06:21PM
One of the most famous pictures was taken by Galen Rowell.

Go to www.mountainlight.com, click on the FINE ART PRINTS link, YOSEMITE gallery, 2nd page: "Last Light on Horsetail Fall."



Post Edited (01-31-09 18:21)



THE YOSEMITE POST
Voice of the Rocky Marmot Empire
Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 01, 2009 08:37AM
Bee wrote:
> Any suggestions, personal experiences, as to how to go about
> enjoying this phenom? (I just announced to boyfriend from "big
> country with attitude" that we would be making a trip in Feb)


Just look for clear weather that lasts until sunset. In February, that's a little unpredictable, but not so unusual.

To find viewing areas, the picnic area by El Cap on the east side is OK. Basically, just look for a mass of photographers, look where their cameras are pointed, and that's where it will be if it happens 8^).

There are viewing points along Southside drive also. When you get in an area where you can see El Cap and the 3 brothers, look for a place where there's no place to park because there are too many cars. Then look for the photographers. and tripods...you can't miss them.

It's another fun thing to see, though obviously not something to get a unique photo of.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 06:15PM
Bee, check this from last year:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?f=1&i=1449&t=1441

Really nice one from forrestranger at the bottom of this post:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?f=1&i=2022&t=2022
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 06:37PM
wow-wow-WOW!! The pix are overwhelming. Boyfriend thought that I was making all this up (in yet ANOTHER ploy to go to Yosemite outside of the normal work treks) so these official pix get me off the hook smiling smiley

B
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
January 31, 2009 08:24PM
Tis the season. Cya Feb. 22
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 01, 2009 09:39AM
here are my personal one's that i took .

http://forresthickman.com/feb2008.html

last year, the roads were being fixed throughout the valley, so the road you normally would use to get an up close photo, was next to impossible. this year it's open (thank goodness).

the first time i went there (about 5 yrs ago i guess), was awesome. i parked my car and ran to the forest about 100 yards where everyone was (if you aren't told where to go, you probably won't find it). there were about 40 people there that day, all with expensive, nice cameras!! all i had at the time was a piece of crap pocket camera. lolol surprisingly though, i got a pretty good photo.

right when the sun was about to shine on the fall, it got totally silent, almost reverant , like you were in church or something.. then all of a sudden, all you could hear were the clicks of the cameras. people come from all around the world just to get lucky to do this..

if i remember right, there is only a 4-5 day window in which this happens, and you just have to be lucky enough to be there on the right day, so far, i've been lucky 3 times.

it lasts for about 3 mins is all, so you have to be ready. it is an awesome thing to witness.



Post Edited (02-01-09 09:54)



Like I always say, "if you can't laugh at yourself, let me do it".

My Yosemite Blog: http://yosemiteforrest.blogspot.com/
Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 01, 2009 04:36PM
Someone from the Bay Area recently won a photography contest with a photo of Horsetail Falls.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11408416?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 01, 2009 07:35PM
Thank you SO much for sharing, Forrest; the pix are otherworldly. It looks like lava pouring down the side of a volcano!

(btw, the photo labeled "Lower Yosemite Falls - February 15, 2008" has a fine picture of roy g. biv in it)

I get the same feeling about this phenom as I do about Aurora Borealis and Total Eclipse of the Sun (I chased halfway around the world once, so to stand on the deck of a friends boat and experience pitch dark in the middle of the day -- folks were struck silent then, too)

I am really enjoying these pix and information; I appreciate all the experience shared.

B



Post Edited (02-01-09 22:37)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 02, 2009 08:48AM
About what time of day does this happen?
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 02, 2009 11:22AM
Just before sunset as the sun shines through the air pollution in the Central Valley and the filtered light hits the waterfall on the EAST side of El Capitan.
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 02, 2009 05:23PM
where do the day trippers park? (if you dont have a campsite, etc., to dump the car)

B
avatar Re: Horsetail Fall/Fire Fall
February 02, 2009 07:59PM
as you're driving towards El Capitan (way before it) you'll should see a turn out / parking lot area right off the main road (on your right side of the road.

it's too hard for me to explain exactly where it is, but you should see a number of cars parked there (that is the give away).... once you park there, you walk about 100 yards toward the mountain (walk like in a 2 o'clock direction from the parking lot).

you should see and hear people once you're up there.
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