Ogden City pushed some popular hiking trails out of the way in order to build the water tanks near Strong's Canyon in South Ogden, but the map at the 36th Street trailhead offers no indication of who rerouted them.
Dave Stuart, a volunteer on the trails, posted the answer at the 36th and 29th Street trailheads after it was published in the newspaper. It was an obituary for Gilbert "Gib" Wallace, a man who shaped many of the trails in Ogden.
Wallace retired early from a career as a civil engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation, during which he worked on both Pineview and Causey dams. When the city of Ogden asked him to improve a trail near Mount Ogden Park, he threw his enthusiasm into full-time volunteer work.Story: