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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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Andy and his team are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They provided valuable beginner backpacker information in a welcoming and encouraging environment.Terra D.

I loved trying the different meals. They were delicious and gave me tons of ideas!Jaime S.

I honestly feel the retreat was perfect. The attention to detail was amazing! Each activity was perfectly planned. I will recommend this if available in the future to everyone I know and will attend myself as well.Sherry L.

Totally enjoyed the experience and new knowledge obtained.Gregg W.

Guides are so friendly , approachable and knowledgeable Great help for a newbie!!Betty S.

The whole experience was great: very friendly and knowledgeable leaders, great group of women, and wonderful views!Robin T.

The guides were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly! Honestly I can't think of any improvements!Mary Beth A.

I loved the whole experience. This was a great trip, the mini training sessions were great and our guides were experienced and willing to share their stories and offer great suggestions and advice.Joy W.

The course was perfect and so was the location.Matt P.

I loved the 'can do' attitude, no matter the experience level of the client. They gave me a lot of confidence that no matter your experience level or physical fitness level, this can be done.Traci B.

Loved the caving and guided hikes, also loved the attention to detail and all the small touches.Maria D.

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

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

I loved all aspects of the trip, well....except that 28lb pack was not so pleasant the first hour, but after some adjustments by the guides, it wasn't difficult. I did not want the weekend to end! All the guides were so helpful, friendly, and full of information from their own various personal experiences. I will definitely do this again!Bridget M.

Great group of people.†You are so knowledgeable and great at sharing.†Donít change anything. The trip was everything you said it would be.Deb G.

I like the caving trip the best! There isn't an anything that I can think of that I would change.Rita L.

There isn't just one thing that I loved about this trip. It was a wonderful experience all around. The group I was in was fantastic, helpful, kind, positive, adventurous, courageous, and honest. I felt completely comfortable with the group, and the level of intensity of the hike was exactly what I was looking for.Shannon M.

This trip was a wonderful experience. It was FUN, and the workshops were so informative. I feel the confidence to repeat this adventure on my own. The section of the AT is simply spectacular! This adventure is so inspiring! I will definitely do this trip again and hope some of my friends will too.Edda K.

I was super impressed with the workshops. The Ethics of the "Leave No Trace" principles are very important to me, and I was so pleased that they were stressed and practiced through out the weekend.Shelly M.

What I liked the best was the core Leave No Trace principles that laid the foundation for the entire trip--outdoor ethics. The importance of respect for nature and minimizing the human footprint had personal impact for me.Karen P.

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

I had no backpacking experience. I knew nothing about equipment or how to prepare for backpacking. But I do now. Thank you!Deb G.