I heard today about Chet's passing and wanted send my condolences. I lost touch with your family but have very fond memories of Chet. I worked at Smilies and acquired my first sleeping bag and backpack and life long love for the back country. Chet was right there encouraging me to go explore. Chet always had a sparkle in his eye and a wonderful impish laugh. He was kind and generous and he made the world a better place. I feel blessed to have known him in this life time.