Thursday, February 23, 2012

Horsetail Falls

Things on fire usually don't last long. Only once a year for a two week period in late February, does Horsetail Falls in Yosemite Valley ignite into a ribbon of fire. I first caught a view of the falls during climbing trips to the valley years ago but never new that it transformed into this incredible living creature. While climbing 3 sisters in shadows of El Cap, the fall is viewable, and changes day to day year to year based on snow pack, wind and weather.

The other night I had one of those classic NPR moments when you arrive at your destination but can't yet get out of the car, as I listened to a feature on the falls. Sure enough, in Outside online this morning there is a feature on the falls and a nice video summary. Made only sweeter over a bowl of Spruce Confections' own potato leek soup. Makes for a fitting winters day with some reflection to boot on years spent in California climbing rocks and pushing back on gravity.

1 comment:

  1. It’s a fantastic blog with the information about Horsetail Falls where I visited before boston to washington dc tours. I visited there because I’m a photographer and I love to capture beautiful nature images and Horsetail Falls are the best for this. Some of my friends also there for hiking purpose but I was not from them. Although it’s a finest place for hiking and I praise this for everyone who want to go for a best but easy hiking. So don’t waste your time and visit there because this is the best time to go there.