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Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Parkmarker in Californiamarker, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the East side of El Capitanmarker. There are a few days every February where this fall is lit up by the setting sun and reflects a bright orange.

This waterfall descends in two streams side by side, the eastern one being the larger, but both quite small. The eastern one drops and the western one , the highest fully-airborne waterfall in Yosemite that runs at some point every year. The waters then gather and descend another on steep slabs, so the total height of these waterfalls is . The image shown here is taken during a brief time during the winter, near 21 February at sunset, made famous by Galen Rowell's photograph.

The fall is best seen and photographed from a small clearing close to the picnic area on the north road leading out of Yosemite Valley east of El Capitan.

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