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Tue, May 07



May 7: Sirena Rana

Topic: Where do Trails Come From?

Tickets will be available soon
May 7: Sirena Rana
May 7: Sirena Rana

Time & Location

May 07, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT



About the event

Topic: Where do Trails Come From?

The mission of Trails Inspire is to promote the outdoors through trail design, freelance writing, photography and public speaking. Sirena Rana’s recent trails project at the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve offers visitors a chance to explore the unique terrain filled with stone pillars, balanced rocks, slabs and spires. Join this conversation with Sirena as we learn how she has turned her thru-hiking background into a career designing trails, and as she gives us a glimpse into what it takes to design and build a new trail system.


In addition:

  • Have a chance to win gear giveaways from Sawyer Products.
  • Donate money during registration to support the Grand Canyon Trust.
  • Have a conversation with other intentional hikers about the topic *read more about the conversation code below.

For this event 1/3 of donations will be given to Sirena, and 1/3 to the Grand Canyon Trust. *Donations will appear as a second "ticket" in your order **Donations are not tax deductible unless made directly to a registered non-profit organization.

About the Speaker

Sirena Rana is an advocate for the outdoors and wildlife. She loves to share the fascinating places she explores while hiking, backpacking, rafting and canyoneering through her photography, speaking engagements and writing with her company, Trails Inspire. Her latest project was trail designer and project manager for the new Texas Canyon Nature Preserve in Southern Arizona.

She is the author of Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail and a contributing author to Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail by Wilderness Press. Sirena helped to build and promote the Arizona National Scenic Trail and developed the successful Gateway Community Program, connecting trail users and services and promoting economic development in the 33 towns near the trail. Her newest book, Urban Trails Tucson, by Mountaineers Books will be released in early 2025.


Only register if you can attend this event in person

  • A recording of each event (excluding the conversation portion) will be uploaded to the Intentional Hiking YouTube channel.
  • Each recording will be accompanied by a Conversation Kit which will help you have a discussion on the event's theme with friends and family.

Conversation code

  • Please engage in these conversations with curiosity, an open mind, and respect. 
  • Lead with kindness and compassion. 
  • Listen to understand; not reply. 
  • No judgement, no advice (unless specifically asked for)

Non-profit Partners

  • Each guest can choose a non-profit partner of choice to feature during the event. 
  • Attendees can raise money for the non-profit during the registration process by giving a donation. 
  • Donations will be split evenly between the guest, non-profit partner, and host.

Gear Giveaways

  • Events will feature gear or product giveaways from new or cottage hiking brands. 
  • Need to be present to win.

Event Duration

  • Each event will last between 60-90 minutes

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