n Part One, former Gardiner resident and experienced climber Louise Trancynger discovered the now-fabled climbing cliffs at the Gunks, but also discovered that since the 1940s they had been controlled with military precision by elite members of the Appalachian Mountain Club, known as the “Appies”.
This is the first installment of a climbing memoir by former long-time Gardiner resident Louise Trancynger.
If you’re not a native of Gardiner, you’d be forgiven for thinking that “majestic” is an adjective. Although now synonymous with Gardiner, the Majestic family did not appear in Gardiner until the early 1930s.
In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Gardiner had sidewalks.