Yosemite Firefall

February 2016

Every year, during two weeks in February, the sun shines its last rays upon a simple waterfall on the side of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Should a cloudless sky permit, the last sunlight of the day centers upon this very spot and creates what appears to be lava or "fire" pouring over the edge.

Myself and my colleagues, Gregory and Micah, opted to trek a ways off the beaten path to a treeless rockfall overlooking the valley. Arriving just in time, we managed to witness one of the most dramatic scenes any of us had ever encountered in nature.