With the Super Bowl officially out of the way for this year, there's only one thing for Americans to now look forward to: Yosemite's famed firefall. Okay, so it's not the only thing... but it's a pretty cool one.

In case you're unaware, the 'firefall' is a natural phenomenon that occurs just once a year, spanning two weeks in February and resulting in some pretty incredible photos. When the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at just the right angle, the water lights up with a magical orange glow as if it's actually on fire. 

Having gained in popularity from even just last year (it's known to attract over 1,000 people), Yosemite park is now requiring reservations to witness the illusion in person. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the reservation system is intended to end traffic jams and pedestrian safety problems. 

But don't worry — the reservations are still free, and they're still available. Registration opened Saturday, but at least 50 permits will be released each day between February 12 and February 26. If you're able to get your hands on one, it will allow you to park on Northside Drive between the Yosemite Valley Lodge and El Capitan Crossover. From there, the rest of the adventure is up to you. 

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