A kidnapping for bizarre reasons takes place on the Californian San Jacinto Mountain. A newly-wed is hurt by her husband’s soon harsh criticism and takes off to stay in a cottage at the remote place called Silent Trees. A love affair results between her and a young hiker. A business man from Chicago occupies an adjacent cottage with his current source of sexual gratification while a retired British couple on vacation share another along with their granddaughter. It all comes together in an enrapturing, involved Story.