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    Default Hiking the Chilkoot Trail in the Fall

    My fiance' and i would like to hike part of this in the Fall.
    Can anyone tell me about what part of September the colors are the best?
    And does anyone know what part of the
    trail this is?

    (it's the first link under 'more details' and then the 8th photo showing the turquoise water flowing under a swinging bridge)

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

    Thanks :-)
    Last edited by AlbertJohnson; 09-24-2008 at 11:55. Reason: more info

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    The bridge photo is from Canyon City portion of the trail. It's been 10 years since I hiked the trail, but I'm thinking that the suspension bridge might go over to some interesting ruins/artifacts and not be the main route.

    The NPS web site has a condition assessment as of September 18. It's at http://www.nps.gov/klgo/planyourvisi...conditions.htm

    There are also links for other trail information, registration information and maps. The telling part of the condition assessment for weather reads: "Steady rain, fog, high winds, snow and sleet can be expected at this time of year. Temperatures near or below freezing at night should be anticipated at higher elevations."

    Also some cautionary info on snow/ice in stretches, routefinding, etc.

    For the most current conditions, please call the National Park Service office in Skagway at 907-983-9234.

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    Thanks, that's a good resting spot for the first days hike.

    Am guessing the tree colors will be at their peak in late September.

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    Albert,
    Did you end up hiking the Chilkoot?
    If you did, please do come back and provide us a trip report! We would love to see pictures and hear about your experience!
    ~COtoAK
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