A Look back at 2017

Thanks to all who have been a part of Trails Inspire’s first year! Here are some of the highlights, follow the links to learn more. To schedule presentations, photography, writing, or trail project management for 2018, contact sirena@trailsinspire.com.

Keeping cool in Aravaipa Canyon
Keeping cool in Aravaipa Canyon
  • Photography
    • Photo of the Grand Canyon published in the award-winning Backpacker Magazine: Long Trails by Liz Thomas.IMG_6381
    • Photos of the Santa Teresa Wilderness used by the Trust for Public Land to celebrate the acquisition of a parcel that will allow access to the North Santa Teresa Wilderness.Sirena in Santa Teresa Wilderness Area
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  • Public Speaking
    • Historic Sites on the Arizona Trail at the Glen Canyon Natural History Association

      Historic Sites on the Arizona Trail in Page
      Historic Sites on the Arizona Trail at the Page Library
    • Desert Hiking Tips and Tricks at the Continental Divide Trail Kickoff event in Silver City, New Mexico
    • Co-sponsored the REI Force of Nature: Women Who Inspire multi-sport women’s panel that featured backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ultrarunning and rock climbing. Over 200 attended the Tucson Hop Shop event. Women came away inspired and empowered to take on their own adventures and connected with each other and local community outdoors groups.IMG_6824

women who inspire

  • Trail Project Management
    • Developed the Tusayan Community Trails Master Plan, a 13-mile network of multi-use non-motorized trails for tourists and residents. The plan will go into a public scoping period in 2018.
      Meadow on the Long Loop Trail
      Meadow on the Long Loop Trail


    • Worked with the Florida Trail Association and Florida Office of Greenways and Trails to develop a Trail Towns Engagement Handbook. A version of this publication will be available on the Trails Inspire website in early 2018.IMG_7222-X2


  • Trails Inspire – In the News
    • Trails Inspire and founder Sirena Dufault were profiled in Phoenix Magazine’s December issue.

      Visit www.trailsinspire.com to learn more
      Sirena Dufault at the Redwall Overlook – Tanner Trail, Grand Canyon
    • Sirena appeared on KXCI Tucson’s program Broad Perspectives and KXAZ in Page, ArizonaIMG_6764

She Explores podcast included a piece by Sirena in their Father’s Day special about how her dad became her support crew for some of her outdoor adventures.Sirena and her dad, Budh Rana

Thanks to all who have supported Trails Inspire this year – looking forward to continued growth and success in 2018. Happy New Year!

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