After Half Dome, everything was kind of a blur. We spent three more nights in Yosemite with our big group of friends, old and new. Day 7 was mostly easy-going sightseeing around Yosemite Valley. We hung out on a little beach on the Merced River by the North Pines Campground, dared each other to jump in the frigid water, and later, went for a very short rafting float. Jess and I partnered with Nick and Jessie Dristas and it was super fun! The first photo is Yosemite Falls.
I think the most iconic view of Yosemite Valley is from the "Tunnel View" right when you get out of the tunnel. It has El Capitan on the left and Bridalveil Falls on the right.
Glacier point is another wonderful site, with more room to move around than the tunnel view. It sits above the fork between the Merced River/Little Yosemite Valley on the right and the Tanaya Canyon on the left with Half Dome right in the middle. The first photo is looking back down towards Yosemite Falls.
The wedding took place on the 8th day (June 16th), at the Big Tree Lodge in Wawona. We had a quaint room and enjoyed relaxing at the pool and spending time with everyone before the afternoon ceremony.
The ceremony was short and beautiful and was followed by a great reception and dance party. Johnny and Maddie are a beautiful couple and we were so happy to be witness to their union in such a beautiful setting.