We were completely alone. I don’t even know how that was possible given how crowded the park was, but here we were alone. All was quiet except for the birds, wind in the pines, and of course, the river. The river,never quiet, just tirelessly moving forward.
Craving a day without crowds we had hiked back to a schoolhouse in the middle of the woods. The drive was a bit out of the way and then the hike required a climb up a steep road still closed off for the season, but it was worth it when we realized nothing was around.