A waterfall, let us all agree, doesn’t need any gewgaws or extras cluttering up what it does best. What it does best, of course, is transport water from a higher area to a lower area at an impressively forceful and rapid speed. That’s a bit of a dry summary, but it is a sight humans have found quite beguiling and postcard-worthy over the ages. And it really needs nothing else added. But, every once and awhile, a waterfall comes along that gives us a little something more. One of the most famous waterfalls to do so is Horsetail Fall in Yosemite, which, come mid- to late-February, can achieve a certain fiery appearance come sunset, courtesy of several factors, not least among them its particular place in the valley.

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