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It's almost time to see Yosemite's spectacular Horsetail Fall aglow. Here's what you need to know

It's almost time to see Yosemite's spectacular Horsetail Fall aglow. Here's what you need to know

For a few weeks in mid-February, Yosemite’s seasonal Horsetail Fall turns into a glowing orange or red streak around sunset, reminding some of the park’s old fire fall tradition.

You can witness this natural phenomena from Feb. 12 to 26 on a guided bus tour or on your own — if conditions are good.

If all goes well, the streak is visible for about 10 minutes. Cloudy skies or lack of water flow would ruin your chances of seeing the glow on the 1,570-foot fall down the east face of El Capitan.

A shaft of sunlight creates a glow near Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. Mid-February is prime time to see the "natural fire fall." Eric Paul Zamora /...

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