Great Cacapon, WV
Pathfinder | 173 pts
Wishing to hit three 4000 footers in one day, this peak was combined with Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge. We noticed that the footpath is not as beat down and rocky as Franconia Ridge, since far fewer people venture this far in one day. Chances for solitude increase ten fold, even on a holiday weekend. We found the views from Mount Liberty to be just as inspiring as those on Franconia Ridge earlier, and a lot less crowded. We exited the ridge by heading down Liberty Springs trail, which passes the tent camping area. This would be a good base camp for getting an early start on doing a day hike on Franconia Ridge. A way to beat the crowds.