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Jeff Golden

Jeff Golden and his rescued rez dog, Zia, spend most of their off days wandering above treeline in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Jeff finished climbing all of Colorado’s famed 14ers in 2012 and has continued his alpine love affair alongside his pup, with the pair pursuing 13,000- and 14,000-foot summits nearly every weekend year-round. Their other hobbies include ice climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, cursing marmots, ranting against the Oxford comma, watching the heart-wrenching display that is Carolina Panthers football and experiencing separation anxiety when Jeff’s girlfriend Liz isn’t in sight. The former daily newspaper journalist enjoys sharing his outdoor knowledge as an instructor for the Colorado Mountain Club and on his blog at You can follow Jeff's more photogenic half on Instagram at @climbingcollie.

Articles by Jeff Golden
7 Dog-Friendly Desert Hikes in Southeast Utah
8 Tips for Winter Hiking with Your Dog
7 Ways to Hike With Your Dog Off Leash (And Not Be a Jerk)
Packing Essentials for Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog