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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I thought the trip was very educational, especially for those really interested in learning key backpacking skills.Carol C.

I've loved the positive energy of the group, highly motivated by the guides. Andy, you've done a fantastic job at making us believe we walked around the world :-). This shows how well organized and planned everything was.Marta A.

I learned so much on this trip, like how to fit my backpack, how to set up my tent, how to start a fire, how to cross a river and how to be a responsible backpacker. I was surprised that we got the chance to try so many varieties of backpacking food.Junlan L.

Would not recommend changing anything - had a great time !! Thank you Andy.Sharon J.

I LOVED how open and helpful the guides were. They really went out of their way to ensure we felt comfortable to ask whatever questions popped into our heads and make sure we were all having a great time.Lauren B.

The loved the amazing attention to detail and the supportive environment that the guides provided. Surprising to myself, I really enjoyed the yoga. And of course the hiking. The fantastic leaders set the tone for a group. They encouraged a supportive female environment from the start and ensured everyone felt comfortable and included.Ellie H.

I enjoyed every minute of this trip. The guides were great in answering questions, and giving encouragement. I really learned a lot.Rhonda B.

Aside from spending all that time in the beautiful outdoors, I liked the workshops the best. Tama and Andy flawlessly conveyed years' worth of backpacking/camping knowledge to us in an understandable and entertaining way.Lucy W.

Even though it was cold and windy, it was a good trip and I'm glad I went. The workshops were interesting and educational.Robin Y.

I thought the guides were great! They were very helpful.Megan M.

I had a great time. I learned so much about backpacking. I really appreciate all the help I got, especially on the hill:)Patty O.

Great guide with a wealth of knowledge. Well planned and executed.Narayan R.

The trip was very informative and answered many questions that I had about backpacking. The park was lovely and had great terrain. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I would do this trip again and recommend it to others who were interested in backpacking. Thank you!Robbin C.

The trip was a wonderful experience and one I never thought I would get to have.Cara S.

I didn't know much about the ethics of backpacking until this weekend. I now know how important it is to apply the "Leave No Trace Principles" while in the woods. I had FUN and that matters most. Thank you again for being awesome organizers!Sarah N.

The guides went above and beyond to make sure "everyone" had a good time. I would recommend this for any one interested in hiking regardless of experience level.Myron H.

I liked our accommodations, food, and evening activities. I enjoyed meeting the Carter Cave park staff.Debbie B.

I loved having the park staff involved and our group breakfasts.Karen K.

It was fun, exciting, challenging, informative and the guides were the best.Bettina H.

I loved what we did and where we stayed. Best guides I have ever met. Loved every minute. And they were so kind and patient teaching us stuff.Tippi M.

We have an excellent safety record at Outdoor Adventure Connection. But on other trips we have been called upon to help. Read More

It was perfect. I liked the challenge on the trail and the size of the group is great. Perfect trip. Would like to be able to do more.Andrea W.