Yosemite temps were in the 90's during our stay.
Being at our dusty camp felt hot and miserable, and just the thought of hiking triggered perspiration, so we opted for the river as a daily outing which was delightfully refreshing.
Not to mention that 2.4 seconds back at camp made everyone FILTHY, so the river was a nice way to "shower".
It was my favorite part of the trip.
Jack and Yasmin spent a day climbing broken trees, building rock "rafts" and crossing rivers.
One morning we got to the river early in the morning and we were the ONLY ones there. It was amazing to be wading through the middle of the water in complete peace and away from the crowds of tourists that populate Yosemite.
Sam loved feeding the ducks. He would squeal with excitement as they inched closer to him.
Troy's swan dive. This was followed by him attempting to teach me to dive from something other than the edge of a pool. Sorry...my attempt is not pictured. Let's just say it didn't look this graceful!
This was an amazing experience. We were wading through the river when out of the bushes appeared this deer. It was so beautiful and not the least bit timid about us being there. This was one of those moments I was so glad my camera tends to be a permanent appendage.
You can't tell from the picture, but there was just enough current to carry Lucy on a lazy float down stream.