How to plan a life-changing hike this summer

Finishing the trip
Mike Link and Kate Crowley finished their hike at the Canal Park Inn in Duluth, Minn. on Saturday, September 18, 2010.
Nathaniel Minor | MPR Photo file

In the final conversation of our travel series, we turn to hiking. Two experts join MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about great hikes in and outside the United States.

We have recommendations for everything from a perfect afternoon trip to preparing for a week or two on the trail.

What was your favorite hike? Do you have a dream backpacking trip? Leave a comment below.

Your favorite hiking trips, photos