Posted on August 7, 2010August 31, 2019 by John SoaresLosing a Four-Legged Hiking Companion… Many of us love to hike with our dogs, and our dogs definitely love to hike with us. My golden retriever Molly hiked thousands of miles with me and loved every second of it. She recently passed away. You can read a tribute and see pics here. John Soares's golden retriever Molly.