Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York is a compilation of twelve stories regarding important moments in New York State’s history during the American Revolution.
While researching and planning for the birthday of Addison Gardiner, I discovered a very interesting piece of information about a former Gardiner Town Supervisor.
Who the heck was Addison Gardiner? In a random sampling of 10 residents in and around the hamlet of Gardiner recently, one person said he had heard of him, another knew that he was a New York State elected official and lawyer, and the other eight people had no idea.
In 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.