Northbound With Theo

Northbound With Theo

A Man and His Dog Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail at Ages 75 and 8

Soren West


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Soren West discovered the woods as both adventure and refuge from a difficult home life as a 12-year-old. After 44 years as a trial attorney, he and his golden retriever, Theo, set out on 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:
Soren West grew up in suburban Connecticut where he spent a lot of time in the woods near his home. In college he took courses that made him write. As a trial lawyer he wrote more. When he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, he wrote about it because he had to.