Trailhead named in honor of Gabe ZimmermanPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- This weekend, multiple events around Tucson will mark one year since the shooting on January 8.
Wednesday afternoon, a trailhead just southeast of Tucson was dedicated to Gabe Zimmerman, one of six people killed on January 8.
Hikers and bikers entered Davidson Canyon on a windy day in southern Arizona. Little did they know, the trailhead name would change before the end of their trip.
It would be named after Gabe Zimmerman, an aide to representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed on January 8, 2011.
"Its a lovely trailhead in a beautiful spot in Tucson. Gabe loved Tucson in great part because of places like this," said Gabe's mother Emily Nottingham.
The Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon trailhead is part of the Arizona trail that spans over 800 miles from Mexico to Utah.
"Gabe was all about connections connecting with other people and what you've got here at Davidson Canyon you've got the railroad connecting the coast the trail that crosses Arizona," said Ray Carroll from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
In February of last year, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rename the trailhead at the request of the Arizona Trail Association.
Gabe was a member and his mom, Emily Nottingham, is the President.