Route: Great French Louie Loop

Submitted by Jeffrey Nastke on Tue, 10/11/2022 - 01:40pm
New York, US
23.3 mi
Vertical Gain
4,150 ft

An extended variation of one of the ADK's most iconic loops located in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness.  The French Louie Loop which is named after the famous Louis Seymour, known as "French Louie" or "Adirondack French Louie" (c. 1832–February 28, 1915) was an Adirondack guide, trapper, woodsman and hermit. After completing the loop the ascent to the Pillsbury Mountain Fire Tower is added on making this the extended version of the " standard loop." Pillsbury Mountain overlooks the mixed coniferous forest of the Adirondacks with incredible views that span for miles. The 3.1-mile there-and-back trip to the summit climbs about 1,500-feet in elevation. Pillsbury is also one of the ADK's 100 Highest peaks and also part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge 

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