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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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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.

The organization of the trail projects was well planned - we had what we needed, where we needed it. It was nice having park employees join us each day too.Barb K.

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

Thank you for such a fun weekend. Andy did a great job planning the trip. What a fun group.Amy C.

I liked the different demonstrations on equipment such as the stoves, water filtration, and hygiene for females. This is a great workshop for beginners and I can't think of anything that would make it better. You have done a great job and you have awesome guides! Thank you for a great experience!Erika O.

The program covers the ethics behind Leave No Trace principles and why we all should try our best to be good stewards of our environment. Captain Blue's leadership and interpersonal skills were second to none. He is the consummate professional but keeps the atmosphere relaxed, fun and flexible. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.Dirk W.

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.

Guides are very knowledgeable, fun, and made everyone feel welcome. I liked the workshops and trying the different backpacking stoves and meals.Carrie N.

Best hiking group ever! I loved the guides. They were both so kind and patient and answered all those questions I had about stoves, filters, packing backpack.Tippi M.

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 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.

I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting a great group of people.Melissa T.

It was an excellent trip all the way around. It gave me a lot of opportunity to get close to the nature and refresh myself.Ivin J.

I'm now an experienced backpacker thanks to Outdoor Adventure Connection. Their workshops, presentations, backpack trips, and hikes have turned an interest in the outdoors into a passion. Andy is a natural at educating and promoting. He knows how to teach; he knows how to encourage; he knows when to challenge; he has a knack for connecting with people. He's creative, energetic, and a master at organization.Karen C.

I enjoyed the entire trip. he entire group had a terrific attitude about all the unexpected challenges we faced because of the weather. I think it was fantastic that the guides were able to be flexible, and had extra supplies to help us contend with the weather.Krisy C.

It was perfect the way it was. Just enough time to "get your feet wet" I like there are other courses that build from this experience.Andrea W.

What can I say - I DID IT!!!! It was not as bad as I feared, and better than I hoped.Jane G.

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

The guide's depth and breadth of knowledge of backpacking and the outdoors was amazing!Connie M.

What I like best is learning survival skills out in the woods but also those that could be applied to every day life such as Stopa!M.W.

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

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