You can see “Firefall” for only a short time in February, and it draws hundreds of visitors each night. This year, that’s between February 13 and 27.
That may leave watchers disappointed, as weather and conditions need to align just right to achieve the magic of “Firefall.”
A crowd gathers at Yosemite National Park ahead of sunset to capture the “Firefall.”
The park has put restrictions on where people can park their cars and where they can see the spectacle for the 2020 Firefall season.
This is why: More than 2,000 visitors huddled on riverbanks to catch a glimpse of the falls on February 22, 2019, the park service said. The overcrowding caused erosion and left plants trampled.
But he added that it is all worth the wait.
“My reaction was complete amazement. I was overwhelmed with excitement to finally get to see it in person AND get some good shots of it too.”
CNN’s Christina Zdanowicz contributed to this report.