The Flagstaff man, horseback rider and former teacher known as the founder of the Arizona Trail died on Sunday following a yearslong battle with cancer.
Dale Shewalter was known as the force behind the creation of a hiking, horseback and biking trail that runs most of the length of the state, from the Mexico border near the Huachuca Mountains to the Utah border north of Jacob Lake.
A plaque commemorating his work stands in Buffalo Park.
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He is survived by a wife and a son.
Read more about Shewalter's life and his contributions to the Arizona Trail in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Sun.