Long-time Gazette Tribe member Bill Forrest passed away while snowshoeing on Monarch Pass. Bill was the founder of Forrest Mountaineering in Denver, which was one of MG’s first advertisers back in the ’70s. Lately, he has been an R&D guy for MSR, focusing mainly on snowshoes. If you’ve ever donned MSR ’shoes, you were wearing Bill’s work. Bill was a great man and will be missed by many. Read the story below which ran in issue #110 from 2004 that profiled him.