Well, I was so thrilled that we were going to be In Yosemite at exactly the right time to see the amazing "Firefall" phenomenon that happens for only a small period of time each year!! But luck did not smile on me, as the dry conditions meant that there was no waterfall flowing in that spot, and therefore no Firefall! There were still a bunch of photographers gathered around, I guess hoping that some miracle would happen and that there would all of a sudden be water flowing just in time for the last bit of light to hit it! But that didn't happen. The light WAS beautiful, though, hitting just on that small area of the granite mountain, so I thought I'd share a photo of it!.........Here's what sfgate.com said about it all: Amid a year marked by low rainfall, there was some concern that Yosemite's famous "firefall" would be running dry in February...........The natural marvel usually occurs during a two-week stretch in the early part of the month (though everywhere else it says it's the last two weeks of the month....) on the east side of El Capitan. When Horsetail Fall is flowing and the weather conditions are just right, the setting sun illuminates the ribbon of water and granite face with a fiery glow...........A week ago, the falls was as dry as a bone. But with the light snow flurries over the weekend, a trickle is now dripping down the face of Horsetail, treating onlookers to one of California's favorite natural splendors..........."There was just a little water at the top," says Pat Moynihan of San Francisco who photographed the falls among a crowd of hundreds on Saturday. "I think a lot of the firefall is the combination of the water and the light. The light actually was filling in the rest of the fall and creating the illusion of there being a fall."..........Park spokesperson Scott Gediman is hopeful firefall will continue to delight park-goers through the week..........."Sunday night into Monday we did get some snow, maybe a half-inch on the valley floor and more up top," Gediman says. "I don't think it's going to be a good flow...but with the snow and little bit of a warming pattern today and tomorrow it could be a little bit more."..........This year, Yosemite is testing a pilot program requiring guests to secure a free day-parking permit on Eventbrite.
March 11th, 2018
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