Cynthia Taylor-Miller has been a long distance hiker and biker for 40 years. She has over 27,000 self-propelled miles which include completing the Appalachian Trail three times; three end-to-end hikes on the Long Trail, and traversing the country coast to coast on her bicycle three times. She has completed the Florida Trail, Mountains to Sea Trail, and numerous other trails, and plans to complete the Continental Divide Trail (she’s finished Montana, Great Divide Basin, and New Mexico so far).
Cindy, also known in the hiking community as “MrsGorp,” first joined the GMC as an At-Large Member then became a life member of the Killington Section where she serves as section representative on GMC’s Board of Directors. For the past 17 years, she’s been the designated “sector checker” trail maintainer from Vt. 140 to Minerva Hinchey Shelter. She is a GMC trip leader and trail angel.
She is also an active volunteer member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and Appalachian Long Distance Hiker’s Association (ALDHA). Since 2007, she’s been the editor of the ATC’s New Hampshire-Vermont Appalachian Trail Guide in addition to being the former editor of ALDHA’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers’ Companion.
Cindy holds a BS in Education from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Elementary Education from College of St. Joseph. In 1985, she and her husband, Larry, built their home in Wallingford on the western slope of Bear Mountain, a home they share with two Siamese cats who enjoy helping her with quilting and gardening.