A few year ago, we told you about the Yosemite Firefall, a long-dead tradition of pouring red hot embers off of glacier point.  The tradition was discontinued for a number of reasons, but chief among them was the fact that it was not a natural phenomenon and therefore had no place in a National Park.

Apparently, this didn't set well with Mother Nature and so she decided to put on a show of her own.

It wasn't noticed until 1973, but every year around the middle of February if the weather and conditions are just right, the waters of Horsetail falls are illuminated by the setting sun in just the right way that they glow red and resemble a lava flow.

This completely natural and very rare event attracts onlookers and photographers to the park every year, all hoping to witness and record this precious phenomenon.


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