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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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This was a great weekend for beginners. It definitely makes you want to keep on backpacking.Theresa W.

This was a wonderful way to test out if I still wanted to backpack after all these years. Andy was very helpful and gave some incredible workshops with Yvonne.John S.

It was perfect!Laurie B.

Had a great time! Guides were very knowledgeable and I loved how they shared their personal experiences and answered all questions thoughtfully and honestly. I will definitely take an advanced workshop.Mike K.

I enjoyed the activities in the evening and the variety of dinner optionsSue H.

I loved being able to talk to all the instructors about their experiences and ask them any questions I had. It was awesome meeting so many fun people!Jaime S.

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

I liked that every detail was thoroughly thought out. Trips like this enable the inexperienced hiker to gain valuable knowledge. Andy is the best at what he does!Bill K.

Thank you very much for a very fun backpacking trip/workshop. We leaned a lot and really enjoyed the trip. We will see you again on future backpacking trips!Shao Z.

We would never have done our first AT trip if not for Outdoor Adventure Connection. The whole trip was awesome. I love that you even arranged perfect weather for us. I learned so much and feel much more comfortable now about hiking overnight.Teri H.

I was glad to finally see how much a 23 lb pack feels when hiking. It wasn't bad at all. The guides are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing their experiences with others. Their personal touch with everything from breakfast to best practices was awesome!Jill B.

Enjoyed the workshops and camping site. Thought everything excellent. Ridge A.

Terrific! Andy was incredible! I learned, was reminded of so many essentials backpacking tips, tricks, and essentials - all in a fun, casual, inclusive, encouraging and informative way.Dawn B.

I would not change a thing. Andy is very patient and a great teacher. I learned much on this hike.Michele D.

Andy and Glenn did an awesome job in making us feel comfortable. It was such a nice group of people, beautiful place, making for a truly enjoyable weekend!Barb L.

Motivational. This backpacking trip was exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue.Mike D.

Perfect distance each day, Andy flexible when appropriate. Awesome section of trail - good mix of scenery. Cool hostel - good experience. Loved the documents to read through. Andy truly taught us vs. just doing for us. Overall great experience!Toni M.

I thought that this workshop was a good test of the equipment my wife and I are planning to take next month when we begin section hiking on the AT. I particularly liked the helpful tips I received from both guides.Randall B.

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.

Everything was fabulous!! I'm not sure I could begin to pick just one thing I liked best!Gina B.

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The accommodations were awesome and really enjoyed the variety of evening activities.Barb K.