Northbound With Theo
A Man and His Dog Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail at Ages 75 and 8
2,200 miles, March till October, all sorts of weather!
After 46 years as a trial attorney, Soren West and his golden retriever, Theo, set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Soren loses 30 pounds, has a tooth reset, and his shoulder repaired.
But he also meets wild people, unscalable rocks, and night-time frights on this “life-changing adventure,” all the way with Theo!
Soren West discovered the woods as both adventure and refuge from a difficult home life as a 12-year-old.
This book is for:
- Pet lovers
- Anyone who likes huge challenges
- Nature lovers
- Readers who like “life-changing adventures”
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Advance Praise for this Book
From the Publisher at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)—
What truly sets this memoir apart from the many others written about Appalachian Trail thru-hikes is West’s poignant, analytical reflections in the last two chapters. Few have done that so well.
This is a must-read for anyone with a wandering soul. I’ve known Soren for over 20 years. Still, his epic story of bravery, humanity, and soulful relationship with Theo illuminated for me new dimensions of Soren, this country, and even myself.