Arizonans share their ‘Second Acts’ in life

The Arizona Republic

by Connie Cone Sexton

Fifty-two miles into Sirena Dufault’s quest to walk the entire 820-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail, the tongue of her right shoe pulled out. She could only laugh about it, hoping it might be the worst thing that happens during the 10 weeks or so she has mapped out for the trek. Dufault, 40, of Tucson, began the journey March 18 at the southernmost point of the trail, which runs north-south through Arizona between Mexico and Utah. She was in Patagonia when the shoe tore apart.

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