Yosemite now requires permits for photographing famous “Firefall” event

Feb 5, 2018

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Yosemite now requires permits for photographing famous “Firefall” event

Feb 5, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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From 12 to 26 February, visitors of Yosemite National Park will be able to see and capture the magnificent “firefall” phenomenon. Due to its increasing popularity, this year’s event will require parking reservations and permits for everyone who wants to attend.

According to CBS, the annual “firefall” event attracts over a thousand sightseers every year. Because of this, traffic jams and safety issues are increasing along with the popularity of the event. As an attempt to minimize the risks and make the experience enjoyable for everyone, National Park Service has decided to issue the parking permits.

As National Park Service writes, over the two-week period of the event, Northside Drive between Yosemite Valley Lodge and El Capitan Crossover will be closed. If you want to experience the “firefall” event, you need to obtain a parking permit. There are 250 reservations available online through The Ansel Adams Gallery. NPS adds that the reservation is not the permit. If you make the reservation, you need to pick up your parking permit at The Ansel Adams Gallery on the day reserved.

At least 50 permits will be available each day at The Ansel Adams Gallery. However, if you don’t manage to make your reservation, worry not. You’ll still be able to attend the event and take your photos, but you’ll need to take a walk or a shuttle bus.

If you’re planning to visit Yosemite and photograph the remarkable “firefall,” you can make your reservation here. If you’d like to learn more details about this year’s permits, visit this link.

[via ABC7 News; image credits: Wcwoolf (left), 12019 (right)]

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10 responses to “Yosemite now requires permits for photographing famous “Firefall” event”

  1. andrei ioan Avatar
    andrei ioan

    your title is a bit malicious and click-bait-ey…it gives the impression that you need the permit for photographing the event and that is not true

  2. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    Permit is for parking. Not photographing per say

  3. DUCK! Avatar
    DUCK!

    What would we do without the state to protect us?

    Health and safety my arse, just the usual suspects taking any opportunity to pick the punter’s pockets.

    That’s California for ya.

    1. Chris Cameron Avatar
      Chris Cameron

      It’s free

      1. DUCK! Avatar
        DUCK!

        An admin charge will be along shortly…

  4. Gabe Gargiulo Avatar
    Gabe Gargiulo

    It requires permits for everyone who wants to attend. This is not the same as requiring permits for photographing.

    You need to restate.

  5. Alan Newman Avatar
    Alan Newman

    Well having seen videos of the numbers turning up, I’m not surprised.

  6. Tony Hernandezz Avatar
    Tony Hernandezz

    It’s free you just have to register, they just want to minimize the amount of traffic.

  7. Gomes Alberto Avatar
    Gomes Alberto

    Nice clickbait… FUCK YOU!

  8. Mark Niebauer Avatar
    Mark Niebauer

    I did it perfectly when it was not popular. Thank god! I will never go back now. Of course this article is nonsense.