Legends & Moon Rise
There are many legends that are an integral part of the history of Yosemite and we were standing on and facing the results of one, Tis-Se'-Yak.
If you click on the link you will see that the gods had looked down in anger on an Indian warrior beating wife and turned them into stone forming Basket, North and Half (South) Domes. That must have been a powerful incentive to respect your spouse that the Chiefs would weave into their knowledge and teachings.
The routine was to be done with dinner by 6PM and move on to North Dome to set up for the coming sunset and moon rise. John would give talks on various aspects of landscape photography and was available to help you individually if needed. He had a keen ability to be able to talk photo on a beginner thru advanced level and answer all your questions, whether they were photography or features of the landscape. I will let the pictures do the talking from here on...