Kyle Shirley ’08 began hiking the Appalachian Trail on March 6, 2015. Starting at Springer Mt in Georgia, he walked 2189.2 miles and reached the end of the trail at Mt Katahdin in Maine on September 2, 2015.
We saved for about a year and a half for a backpacking trip across Europe and our Tiger rag (a special one made for Pixie and Bills where we both have been employed for years) was the primary thing we wanted in our pack to document every locale we ended up adventuring to. After 16 different stops in 10 different countries, we found it insanely ironic that in our final spot on our journey (Oslo, Norway) there was a tiger statue right outside of the train station where we arrived. So of course we found this plaza to be the PERFECT spot for our final picture on the trip; aka as always, GO TIGERS!