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rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 14, 2007 - 12:59pm PT
An incredible ingathering of the clan, six generations in one room, counting the kids. I don't have a photo of the main event, but here is a smaller (four-generation) gathering at the Mountain Brauhaus a few days earlier.


A key to those in the picture:


1: Mike Sawicki

2: Rob

3: Bob D'Antonio

4: Top to bottom: Gene Smith, Iza Trapani, David Feinberg

5: Top to bottom: Russ Clune, Rich Romano, Burt Angrist

6: Top to bottom: Steve Wunsch, Anka Angrist, Rick Cronk

7: Top to bottom: Jeff Gruenberg, Laura Smith, Richard Goldstone

8: Back row L to R: Eric Keto, Mark Robinson
Front row L to R: Marcia Wunsch, Barbara Devine

9: Back row: Susan Robinson
Front row L to R: Rich Perch, Sue Rogers

10: L to R: Joe Bridges, Mara Goldstone
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 14, 2007 - 01:13pm PT
Here's to good people & good living!
jstan

climber
Oct 14, 2007 - 06:46pm PT
What was it Joni Mitchell said? You don't know what you got till it is gone.

Very happy to see it isn't.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2007 - 09:02pm PT
We missed you John...
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 14, 2007 - 10:09pm PT
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell, 1972)

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot,
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot.
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don't know what you’ve got ‘til it's gone,
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.

etc etc.

Luckily none of the forebodings in the song seem to have come true, at least not at the Shawangunks, in part due to the efforts of jstan and friends. Part of it is, sadly, closed, but no one seems to be planning to pave it.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2007 - 01:23am PT
great to see you all, names in a book of adventures but real live people

I am happy that you got together, hoping you do it again in the future.
phillip mike revis

climber
snowbird, ut
Oct 15, 2007 - 02:26am PT
truly legendary
too bad the weather didn't cooperate better
seriously it hasn't rained here all summer until last wednesday when theses guys all showed up
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 15, 2007 - 08:52am PT
Maybe one of the most emotional weeks of my life. Seeing everyone and how well most of us are doing was/is heartwarming.

The Preserve did a wonderful job on the main-get-together on Saturday night.

The Gunks is a very special place with very special and wonderful people. Thanks to all of you who played a very large part in my life.

I will post some photos in a day or so when I get back to Colorado.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 15, 2007 - 10:32am PT
Looking forward to more photos, Bob. I never got to the Gunks in ye olde days, but met a few of those folks when they drifted out west. Steve W and I did a few climbs together.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 15, 2007 - 11:58am PT
Thanks for posting - I am sure everyone had a BLAST!
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 16, 2007 - 12:24am PT
Some photos... there will be more.



Oli

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Oct 16, 2007 - 01:07am PT
Good spirits. I wish I could have been there. A few missing: John Gill, Jim McCarthy...
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:32am PT
I wish I could have been there--I've climbed with 7 or 8 of the people in your first picture, Rich.

Curt
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:37am PT
Now, that's the stuff!
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 16, 2007 - 10:25am PT
Some more photos...



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 16, 2007 - 10:31am PT
Nice photos! I recognized Hugh of course on Wasp, but for some others -- captions?
Jersey

Trad climber
Pawleys Island, SC
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:27am PT
It sure was great to be apart of the Gunks family reunion.
One of the particularly touching moments for me was when my 9 year old daughter topped out for her first time on rock. She made me wait before lowering her on top rope saying, "wait daddy, I want to take all this in." The friends and fall colors made this weekend magical.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:32am PT
What are we doing today??



Gene Smith on Simple Suff.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:38am PT
What an awesome gathering! Bob, you weren't kidding about heading out that way. Thanks for posting, Rich.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:25pm PT
Rich G on the Spring


Gene Smith on Golden Showers and someone on April showers


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