Arizona Trail celebrates journey in Superior

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Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela, left, greets AZ Trail hiker and Gateway Communities Coordinator Sirena Dufault.

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Sirena Dufault, began her journey of the Arizona Trail on March 14, 2014, hiking from the southernmost trail head at the Mexico/United States border near Patagonia.

Sirena has been blogging about her journey as she traveled through the high deserts of southern Arizona, the Catalina Mountains and the Copper Corridor. Along the way the Arizona Trail has hosted events in each of the gateway communities along the way.

On April 15, 2014, local residents and trail supporters celebrated with Sirena on her journey as she made her way into to Superior for the night, the next day she back on the trail and headed north through the Superstition Wilderness to her next stop in Roosevelt.

Sirena is the Gateway Communities Coordinator for the Arizona Trail Association. Her job with the association is to help local communities along the trail promote their services and amenities to hikers visiting the Arizona Trail and help to promote the trail.

For the most part, Sirena hikes alone, although occasionally she will meet other through hikers or will be joined by others who attend one of her group hikes during her journey. In her planning, she had not anticipated experiencing such warm weather in the spring. To beat the heat she says she often takes a nap under a tree or bush in the afternoon, until things cool down a bit. The winds last week also provided additional challenges but overall her journey is moving along and she is right on target to finish Memorial Day weekend at the Utah border.

Her journey is also helping to raise money for the Arizona Trail Association. They are hoping to raise $20,000 by bringing awareness to the trail and encouraging others to donate. Funds raised from the trek will go towards ongoing maintenance, preservation and promotion of the Arizona Trail. You can donate to the cause or follow Sirena on her journey at http://www.aztrail.org/azttrek/

Mila Besich-Lira (402 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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