There are a lot of roadside stops along the Parkway. Many times I felt compelled to stop and looks around, which led to it feeling like I wasn't making much progress and really detracted from the purpose of the trip, which was the drive itself. Still, many of them were nice worth stopping at.
When I arrived here, I was alone. During my hike, two vehicles arrived, one of them the orange Avalance that had been dogging me. As I was getting ready to leave, the owners returned and we talked for a few minutes. Nice folks.